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Adriance Platt Salesman Sample Sickle Bar Mowing Machine in Original BoxAdriance Platt Salesman Sample Sickle Bar Mowing Machine in Original Box  This 19th century salesman sample / display model of a Jones sickle bar mowing machine is all original and in super nice condition.  Salesman Sample or display model hay mowing machines are an exact copy of the full size machine they were copied from, right down to miniature nuts and bolts, working mower and transmission and cast iron seat.  It is an amazing piece of craftsmanship.  SIZE: 18″ w x 21″ l  

The box has instructions in the lid for the salesman with special mention to not let children near it.  Adriance - Platt was formed in  Poughkeepsie, NY” in 1882.  Adriance first went into business with Samuel P. Platt and Samuel W. Sears, operating Sears, Adriance & Platt, a wholesale hardware company. Adriance, Platt & Co. was formed later and the company was bought out by Moline (Illinois) Plow Co. in 1913 thus dating this piece between those dates.

The model / salesman sample mowing machine was operable, and is very graphic.  It looks great.   The lever for the transmission needs some attention and right now is not operable.  Note the ratcheting springs in each wheel.  Look at all the pics to see all the different adjusters, fittings and more that this salesman sample / display model has.  This rare & desirable antique salesman sample is a great piece of Americana and farming related history.  Nice!!

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AH-PLATT-MOWER

Fine  . . . . .  $8500.00 

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Jones Salesman Sample Sickle Bar Mowing MachineJones Salesman Sample Sickle Bar Mowing Machine  This 19th century salesman sample / display model of a Jones sickle bar mowing machine is all original and in super nice condition.  The gold finish is close to perfect and original. I had one of these 20 years ago that was not in nearly as nice condition.  Salesman Sample or display model hay mowing machines are an exact copy of the full size machine they were copied from, right down to miniature nuts and bolts.  It is an amazing piece of craftsmanship.  Note how the miniature cut out cast iron seat has the name Jones in the the design just like the full size machine would.  A distinctive feature of the jones Mower design is the chain drive design, not gear driven as most mowers of the era were. 

"Jones" was the name of one of the founders and the original President of the Plano company W.H. Jones.  This maker of farming implements was initially located in Plano Illinois which is in Kendall County IL.   The Plano Manufacturing Company was formed in March of 1881 and manufactured horse-drawn farm implements of all kinds including rakes, plows, tedders, and more. In 1893 the manufacturing facility was moved to West Pullman IL (south Chicago), and in 1902 they  joined up with the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. & the Deering Harvester Co. to form the International Harvester Company.

The model / salesman sample mowing machine is operable, very graphic, and looks great. Look at all the pics to see all the different adjusters, fittings and more that this salesman sample / display model has.  This rare & desirable antique salesman sample is a great piece of Americana and farming related history. Nice!!

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FOL-JONES-MOWER

Fine  . . . . .  $7500.00

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Adams Salesman Sample Road Grader J. D. Adams Salesman Sample Road Grader  This is the real deal.  It is very graphic and looks great. This engineering company hailed from Indianapolis IN. This is a very complicated piece of machinery.  I am not totally sure, but was told there are some missing pieces / springs to hold the lower grader portion at different angles.   Look at all the pics to see all the different gear boxes, adjusters, fittings and more that this has. This rare & desirable c. 1910 salesman's sample measures approx. 10.25" H x 8.5" W x 22.5" L.

The operator would stand on the grate at the rear and have to control all the different wheels and levers as the grader was being pulled along.  Nice!!

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AH-ADAMS

Good  . . . . .  $7500.00

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Salesman Sample B. F. Horton Improved Horse Rake & Seeding MachineB. F. Horton Patent Salesman Sample Improved  Horse Rake & Seeding Machine  This combined horse drawn rake & seeder is a wonderful 19th Century salesman sample of B. F. Horton's patented idea. It is the most complete and well documented antique salesman sample of a farm implement that I have ever had.  It is housed in its original box and comes with supporting paperwork including the original contract the inventor B. F. Horton entered into to have the distributer / manufacturer, Centre Hall Manufacturing Co in Centre Hall PA manufacture and market it for him.

B. F. Horton hailed from Ithaca New York, and was granted several patents for his farm machinery ideas. In 1867 he was granted one patent for a seeder, in 1868, another patent for a rake. The salesman sample / model and included paper work indicates he had combined the two ideas prior to marketing his ideas.  I believe he was granted a third patent in 1872 for the combination of the two ideas, but could not make that patent come up.

Besides the well constructed and highly detailed model of the combined horse drawn seeder / rake and its original box, there is a packet of paper including the original hand written partnership contract, numerous unused sales contracts and related info pertaining to Mr. Horton's patented invention.  From the paper work it seems that Mr. Horton took on partners to help finance, build, and market his invention.  He was to be paid a set sum for each machine sold by the Centre Hall Manufacturing Co. in Centre Hall, PA, to whom he sold the rights to the machine.  They were optimistic as there are a stack of 20 or more original sales contracts / receipts that were never used. It seems the Centre Hall Manufacturing Co. that Mr.  Horton picked to go into partnership with, may have been a bad choice as their is little info to be found on them online.

A great piece of farming related history and Americana that will be a highlight of many advanced collections.

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AH-HORTON-SS

Fine  . . . . .  $7500.00

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Walworth Manufacturing Co. Boston Quick Adjust Pipe WrenchWalworth Manufacturing Co. Boston Quick Adjust Pipe Wrench   The name Walworth is usually associated with Stillson Patent pipe wrenches or the chain pipe wrench they offered.  I do not recall seeing this quick adjust pipe wrench before, and could find little info on it online.  It is a quick adjust, but just offhand looks like it could be prone to coming unadjusted pretty quick as well. 

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MOA-WALWORTH

Fine  . . . . . .  125.00

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Antique Wrench3 Small Wrenches   On top is a tiny Alligator. In the middle is a very small Rolls Royce open end wrench.  Below is a marked small S open end.  Overall very nice condition.

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RNO-3TWRNCH

Good + . . . . . $40.00 / Lot

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