The 2016 Fall Missouri Valley Wrench Meet will be held October 28th and 29th in El Dorado, Kansas at the Butler County Community Building - 200 N Griffith. a
gain we are inviting members of the Barbed Wire Collectors Club, Southwest Tool Collectors Association, Mid-West Tool Collectors Association and the Hardware Companies Kollectors Klub to participate in the show and swap meet. See The Upcoming Wrenching Events Calendar below for the complete schedule and more information.
For Wrench Club Meet Information Contact Emery Goad - 316-267-1357 or 316-259-3366
The Wrenching News will again have an auction starting Friday, Oct. 28 after the meet at 12:30 P.M and continuing Saturday, Oct. 29 at 8:30 A.M. Auction will feature farm and adjustable wrenches from the collections of Evan Johnson and Dean Jendo plus a few lots from other Missouri Valley Wrench Club members. Auction is open to the public.. See The Upcoming Wrenching Events Calendar below for the schedule and more information.
Dean collected mostly farm wrenches but is moving and can't take his wrenches along. Evan collects mostly adjustable wrenches and many other things. Over the years he's been a great ambassador for the wrench collecting hobby as has displayed his wrenches and given presentations several 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 and his wife says it's time to start downsizing.
Auction has 1040 lots with 2100 items. Highlights of the auction include several rare and desirable cutout type wrenches including a Casaday, Bradley Wonder, Zenith, two variations of the Comet wrench, Ames, etc: large selections of silo type wrenches, over 200 buggy and wagon wrenches, nearly every Deering Type wrench in the book (and a couple that aren't): more neat oddball and orphan wrenches than we ever had to catalog; numerous adjustable wrenches including a type one Vise-Grips and one transactional type not seen before, large grouping of Baxter double ended wrenches and numerous other adjustable wrenches. Also listed are several Winchester, KeenKutter and other hardware company wrenches, several brass, etc. non-sparking wrenches and other tools: implement tool boxes, oil cans, drill box lids and several small advertising items.
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Upcoming Wrenching Events Calendar
October 28 & 29, 2016 - - Fall Missouri Valley Wrench Club Wrench and the Wrenching News Antique Wrench Auction at the Butler County Community Building - 200 N Griffith, El Dorado, Kansas
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, oil cans, seats, or tool boxes you should have the current edition of Wayne Dill's "John Deere and Merged Companies Wrenches, Tools, Oil Cans, Cast Iron Seats, and Implement Tool Boxes" - The current Edition 10 list contains 631 wrenches, 22 oil cans, 41 cast iron seats and 71 tool boxes. The list is updated whenever they are enough new entries to warrant a new edition. The current edition is No. 10, price is $20.00 postpaid. Contact: D. Wayne Dill - 584 Courtland Dill Road - Harrington DE - 19952-5666 - 302-284-4004 - 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.
Deering or Utility Style Wrenches
To be sold at the
Fall 2016 Wrenching News Wrench Auction - October 28, and 29 at El Dorado. Kansas
Includes almost all the Deering type wrenches in the book plus a few that aren't
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.
Six foot Coes Key Wrench
Sold at the Spring 2015 Wrenching News Wrench Auction for $16,000 (record setting price for an antique wrench)