Bud Brown's show and auction was a fun time, yet again. As usual, lots
of laughing and scratching with old friends. Lots to learn from the
experts and other sellers.
A big surprise was the display of three historic planes. The most
famous of planes was there, the 1876 ebony and ivory plow plane by
Sandusky, that sold for $114K a few years back. Also displayed was the
Montgomery presentation plow ($65K recently) and the single arm plow by
McMaster. Great to see these originals. I should have taken some
pictures but didn't think of it. Tony got the back of the display in
this picture. The table in the foreground, Sandusky on he left,
Montgomery on the right, and the McMaster is hidden by the display.
I've been busy with other projects and didn't get into auction-mood as
much as I could have. I won four nice lots. The first is a band-box new
and complete Stanley #143, one of the last ones made, with a SW logo.
Second lot was this pair of shrink rules.
Third lot was a nice 30" Stanley brass-bound level It should fit nicely
in the Hilton chest. It is a little newish for the chest but I haven't
found anything better as yet. I neglected to grab the picture for that
one. Last was this set of piano tuning tools.
These go well with the last of my restored player pianos. The tools are
from Hammacher Schlemmer except for the wire cutters which are Starrett.
Lots of brass, nickel and exotic wood. Yum!
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