I should have sold everything in my garage on ebay before going to this auction. I saw a Clausing Colchester 13" lathe with a long bed and tooling go for $400. SB 16's were going for $200. A guy bought about four milling and grinding machines just to take the handles off of them. Drill presses, nice old three phase reasonable size, were selling for $10 to $30. I bought a Van Norman #12 with a bunch of tooling for $50 and a Nichols Horizontal Mill with a pristine vertical head attachment and spline for $50. I got a1/2 ton electric chain hoist and trolley for $30, a blower for $5, a bunch of miscellaneous items for cheap money, a Dumore toolpost grinder was the most expensive item at $100. All of the machines were in production about three months ago. They showed normal wear but no signs of undue rust or inattention. A bunch of Rivett second operation type speed lathes went for $50 to $100 each. I could go on.....I must build a bigger garage.
19 years ago