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On December 5th, I attended the public auction of the Gorham Silver Factory in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey. The plant consisted of machinery and tools that had been consolidated into the New Jersey location as other plants were closed. The auction was hosted by Jay Sugarman Auctioneers out of Miami Florida. They were scheduled […]

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On January 29th, 2008, Joe R. Pyle hosted the liquidation of Cherry Valley Furniture in Richwood, West Virginia The shop consisted of a variety of machinery ranging in age from the early 1900’s to 2004. The plant had been shuttered for approximately two years before the auction took place. The sale was ordered by the USDA who was the lienholder on all of the machinery and the building.

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Chicopee Comprehensive High School

On December 27th, 2007, Aaron Posnik hosted the liquidation of the old Chicopee Comprehensive High School, In Chicopee Massachusetts.

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At the begining of October, [IRS] auctions hosted the liquidation of the Moosehead Furniture manufacturing plant in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. Moosehead was a family owned business that had been in Dover-Foxcroft since 1959. Moosehead had a second manufacturing facility in Monson, Maine that wasn’t part of the liquidation. Early this year, the owners announced that they […]

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Mohawk Furniture

Back in April, Aaron Posnik hosted the auction of Mohawk Furniture in Broadalbin, New York. Mohawk was a high end manufacturer of solid wood traditional furniture. I couldn’t find much history on this company, but I do remember them being in business some 40 years ago when I was a child living in the Hudson […]

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Grappling with the price of scrap

Over the summer here in New Jersey, we saw some of the highest prices ever for scrap metal. Cast Iron was bringing 10 cents a pound at a yard that was less than 5 miles from my house.
No. 1 copper was bringing $3.40, and die cast was bringin 67 cents. I took advantage of the prices and cleaned the bone yard out.

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Crownsville Maryland

Back in January, I was searching through eBay and found a listing for a Fay & Egan No. 186 ReSaw. I contacted the seller after the auction ended and asked if I could come by and see the machine. As it turned out the seller was brokering the deal for a log time friend who’s […]

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Barry: I think we should buy all those Peerless sanders

ok. Which one do you want?

Barry: I’ll buy the cheap ones, you take the rest

IRS recently hosted the liquidation auction of Eureka Manufacturing Company in Norton Ma. Eureka was a producer of wooden boxes, cases, chests, etc for silverware & jewelry. There were alot of really nice old machines in this sale, including a number of Peerless horizontal & vertical sanders.

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You’re looking at the bottom of an inkwell. It says “Tannewitz”, “Grand Rapids”. In the center is the number 6.

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