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Upcoming Wrenching Events Calendar
August 11, 2018
Evan Johnson Antique Wrench and Tool Collection Auction
To be held at the Newton National Guard Armory at 400 Grandview - Newton, Kansas
Auction Specialists of Newton, Kansas Auctioneers
*For a partial list and photos of the tools to be sold
Click Here *To view and download a copy of the auction flyer
Evan a long time member of the Missouri Valley Wrench Club and several other tool collecting associations assembled a large and diverse collection of antique wrenches, woodworking tools and many other interesting an unique items. Over the years he's been a great ambassador for the wrench collecting hobby as has displayed his wrenches and given presentations numerous times. Evan and his collections have also been featured several times in local newspapers and magazines.
Evan's garage is full from the floor to the ceiling of wrenches, woodworking tools, general store items, etc including many Stanley, KeenKutter, Shapleigh and Winchester items which will be sold at this auction.
October 19 & 20, 2018
Fall Missouri Valley Wrench Club Wrench and Meet and Wrench Auction will be held in Marshalltown, Iowa. More details when available.
Herb Page the author and publisher of "The Brothers Coes and Their Legacy of Wrenches" has given The Wrenching News the opportunity to add his excellent book to our inventory of books for wrench collectors. For a review and ordering information Visit the Wrenching News Book Store.
If you have any interest in Deere Company wrenches I highly recommend you acquire a copy of Dan Chopiak's "John Deere and Merged Companies Wrenches and Tools". - Over 600 wrenches are pictured and described in this sixty-nine page list. The pages are in protective sheets in a three ring binder. As it as been over ten years since Wayne Dill's last John Deere tool list Dan's wrench numbers will be used for reference in future Wrenching News Wrench Auctions. The list will be updated whenever they are enough new entries to warrant a new edition. The current 2017 edition is $20.00 postpaid. Contact: Dan Chopiak's - 1664 King Hill Road - Endicott, NY - 13760 - 607-237-1599 - email:firstname.lastname@example.org"
If International Harvester wrenches (or tool boxes, seats, oil cans, etc.) are your thing then you need a copy of "IHC Tools and Equipment That They Were Issued With" and "IHC Tool List" which is updated every year. These lists were originated by Gill Irps and are now updated by Glenn Lofdahl: 2313 V Road - Strong City, Kansas - Phone: 620-340-3896. email:
Guide for Identifying Markings Found on Collectible Wrenches - One of the most frequent requests for information I receive is asking help in identifying the logos, initials, etc. seen on old wrenches. This is an attempt to identify these markings. A work in progress, keep checking for new additions. Any comments or new information will be appreciated. Click Here
A list of Steam Engine and Separator Wrenches of The Advance Thresher Machine Co. Battle Creek, Michigan compiled from old parts books. Click Here
An article on wrenches furnished with Hercules and Economy Gas and Kerosene Engines.Click Here
Links to Past Wrench Auctions Catalogs We have prices realized and printed catalogs for most of these auctions
See the Wrenching News Book Store for prices and ordering information or email or call for details.
Note: Stan has had problems with his server and has moved several of his pages to this site while working on
updating the Wrench Club site. The old home page with all the old links can be found
A Missouri Valley Wrench Club membership form can be found
Carl Bolt's Antique Tool Museum
Lots of pictures of Carl's Tool Museum including tractors, gas station equipment, old wrenches, more tool links and an informative page on wrench standard markings found on old wrenches.
Pa Paws Wrench
First-rate site for wrench and other antique tool collectors with a friendly and helpful discussion forum.
Great Planes Trading Company
Mike Urness' site. He manages several tool auctions a year. Mostly wood working tools but most auctions do have a few good wrenches.
Hans Brunner Tools
Australia's premier antique tool site. Tools for sale, auctions and more.
A Millers Falls Home Page
Randy Roeder's excellent site on Miller Falls products. One of the best laid out and informative sites on old tools I have seen.
The Winchester Store
Tim Melcher's Winchester Site focuses primary on Winchester Store collectibles. Contains an excellent section on Winchester "Fakes" including wrenches.
Dean's Antique Safe and Padlock Page
Sure padlocks are tools and most tool collectors have a few (I have several hundred down from over a thousand). Excellent pictures of locks, safes, and advertising items from Dean's collection plus "caveat emptor" Let The Buyer Beware", an excellent section on reproductions.
My Old Tools
A mostly woodworking tool site from the Lone Star State - Tools, Books, and Manuals for sale with a discussion board and an excellent list of links.