Note: This is a catalog of the Wrenching News Auction of antique wrenches from the collections of Lee Fisher, Earl Drehmel, Charles Burkey and a few other Missouri Valley Wrench Club Members that was held in York, Nebraska on April 4-5, 2014. GOODELL PRATT COMPANY - TOOL SMITHS - GREENFIELD, MASS - USA - - 9.5" aluminum handled nut wrench with dual threaded shafts. Printed catalogs and Lists of Prices Realized are available from Don 'Bus' Haury - 7913 SW 24th, Halstead, KS, 67056 316-284-7345 - Email For books on collecting wrenches and other tools plus all our past wrench auction catalogs and price lists. Some of the "Top Drawer" wrenches in the auction include: A Coes Double Screw adjustable nut wrench and several other early Coes monkey wrenches, a Kibler patent Oct 30, 1900 adjustable wrench, a John Morris patented pipe wrench, a Columbian Wrench patented Sept. * a / separates markings on one side of the wrench from the other side. CRESSEY - PAT MAR, 1876 (weak markings) - - 24" all metal variant of the Cressey pipe wrench (see lot 0001 above). * If a wrench is misnumbered in a photo the description number will prevail. USA (some markings unreadable - - 10" Briggs's Pattern combination nut and pipe wood handled monkey wrench with hex adjusting nut. Unmarked - - 12.75" quick adjust two segment rack nut wrench with locking collar. Usually seen marked Klein, Williams brand is considerably rarer. WILLIAMS ABCN-12 USA - - 14" pointed end construction (or spud) alignment wrench with Crescent type head. Marked only "1869" - - 14.75" screw adjust pipe wrench with a tightening lever. The replaceable jaw insert is missing otherwise Good .
Choice individual wrenches were obtained from Richard Lawton, Don Ervin, and Herb Page. A few of the rare farm wrench names are: Tom Cat, Brown-Dallas buggy wrench, M B M Mfg. * The markings on the wrenches are in all capital letters. A threaded shaft screw adjust nut wrench made by Geo. Lot of two: (1.) Unmarked - - 12" Taft's Railroad & Mowing Machine Wrench . Sometimes found with Taft's May 31, 1859 patent date. (S418, C295) (2.) Unmarked - - 8" Robinson Patent June16, 1885 Coes type monkey wrench with the adjusting screw supporting ferrule. The bulk of the farm wrenches were mailed in forty-one Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes from West Virginia by Lee Fisher. His collection of farm wrenches is exceptionally strong in International Harvester tools with several that few show on the IHC Owner's List.