Saturday, May 12, 2012

Score big @ Fayette Auction

Up bright and early to attend an auction in Fayette Missouri.  Here's a few things from the sale.


An awesome metal lathe.  It worked off of a small line shaft. It sold for $700


This camel back drill dress went for $125 to the same gentleman that bought the lathe. I was happy to hear he was going to use them both and not scrap them!


What a neat tripod.  If I could only find a blacksmith to make me one.



More goodies, I loved the men working sign but missed seeing it sell. 


Oil cans, two of the many boxes. 



#1 regret of the blacksmith, is that he didn't buy this sweet little square forge. It was made as a table top model.  It sold for $40.



This Peter Wright anvil was 124 pounds and sold for $275.  It's new home was the original owner's grand daughter!


A vintage mouse trap!


Nice old grinding stone.



One BIG horseshoe!



This vintage farrier's box also went to the grand daughter. It sold for I think $225.




And the WIN of the day!


This is what it must have looked like new.  The blacksmith found it in an 1892 catalog. We met the grand daughter who gave us a little history on this forge. It originally was in the blacksmith shop downtown Fayette.  (We were in the 300 South block at the auction.)  So at some time her uncle had it moved to his place when the shop closed. She has promised to email us a picture of the shop. 


#2 regret of the day, gas forge.  Seems he was too busy with his purchase to notice this was being sold right next to him.


The tongs were sold separate from the forge. Fellow BAM member Dan bought those. His help in dissembling the forge and loading it was greatly appreciated!!



So we loaded everything we had bought, paid up . . . 


and then went back and bought more!



What a bargain it turned out to be. $41 dollars worth of treasures. 8 boxes of "you can't live without" things.


It was a great day in Fayette, topped off by a great dinner. 


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And keep on hammering!

2 comments:

Colleen said...

I love a good auction! I always enjoy hearing about you finds & a little history.

Deanna said...

That is some serious stuff there! I'm glad the granddaughter bought a few items. That was cool.

I always leave autcions with a few regrets of things I didn't buy... and sometimes things I did buy!