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Prices seen span a long time and may not reflect current values.  Some are selling for more, many now sell for less.
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Wonder Rope WinderThe Wonder Rope Winder  This magnificent rope winder is one of the larger of the commercially made 5 strand models available.  This example is missing the wooden handle from the back side, but is in otherwise excellent condition.  These Wonder Rope Winders are tough to find, and this example is ready to go back home to the collection and be displayed, or be put back to work.

Good . . . . .$295.00      SOLD!

New Era Rope Machine / Rope MakerA. D. Long / New Era Rope Machine / Rope Maker  I have seen this 4 hook style rope making machine with different names on them.  The idea was patented in 1911, and this one is marked Fairfield Iowa.   It is in nice overall condition.

Good + . . . . .$295.00      SOLD!!

Wonder Rope Machine / Rope MakerWonder 4 Hook Rope Machine

Good + . . . . . $300.00      SOLD!!

The Royal Rope Machine  by Ad Long / Fairfield IA"The Royal" Rope Winder / Rope Machine by AD Long / Fairfield IA The overall condition of this cast iron rope maker / winder is very nice.  It is not a commonly found example.  No cracks chips breaks or other damage.  Nice!!

Good + . . . . . $295.00     SOLD!!

Patented 1901 Rope Maker / Winder3 Hook Rope Maker / Winder Patented November 12th 1901  The overall condition of the rope maker / winder is very nice. This style rope making machine was designed to straddle a fence rail.  The upper portion is made of cast iron.  The lower portion is wood with a slot to straddle the rail.  The wood is a bit dried out and has some cracks but is solid.

Good + . . . . . $150.00   SOLD!!

Ideal Rope WinderThe Ideal Rope Winder  This patented rope winder is NOS and has not been repainted.  By design it was meant to sit over a fence rail.  It is not a rare one, but the condition is rare and you will not find a nicer example.

Good . . . . .$145.00      SOLD!

New-Era Rope Machine / MakerNew-Era Rope Machine / Maker  This is in nice condition.  It is the Fairfield Iowa version.  I believe they can be found marked a few different ways including one that say Minnesota.  It is fully functional, and not pitted or rusty.  The feet are all good, and there are no other issues.  A nice one!!

Good+  . . . . .$295.00      SOLD!

The NUWAY Rope WinderThe NUWAY Rope Winder  This unusual rope winder or rope twister kind of reminds you of a smiley face, and that is what you see on the faces of those who are lucky enough to find one of these, at just about any price.   It is all original and damage free.  The only info is Pat. Appl'd For and the name cast into the housing on both sides.  It is a five strand and the bottom center hook revolves in the opposite direction from the rest when you crank it up.

Good . . . . .$395.00      SOLD!

Pelton Type Water MotorPelton Type Water Motor  Unmarked, but with the classic double cup design it is a Pelton.  From an era when water was plentiful, and cheap.  I bought this at a street fair one day as a forge blower from a lady dealer I can never buy anything from.  Lucky me.

Good . . . . $595.00     SOLD!

The Monarch Double Slant Wheel Hog Oiler from Iowa  This is a rare and difficult to find hogoiler.  It is damage free, meaning no welds cracks or other major damage.  For those who want a short history lesson these were developed and designed roughly from just before the turn of the last century in to the 20's or 30's when the advent of pesticides relegated most of them to the scrap iron heap out in the back forty or down the nearest gully, where most of today's rarest and best ones come from.  During their hey-day, there were 100 or more different designs available.  The basic idea was that by using the hog or pigs natural tendency to rub, scratch and root, he would do that on or against this and when the wheels turned, the oil in the reservoir would come up getting on the pig and help to control the lice and bug problem as well as keep those cute pink ones from getting sunburned.  I have seen a couple of the best collections and have handled some great ones in the past, and this is a real good one.

Good . . . . .$695.00      SOLD!

Stoddard Cast Iron Tractor SeatStoddard Cast Iron Tractor Seat  This good looking cutout letter tractor or implement seat is in nice condition and does not have any casting cracks or other problems.  It is guaranteed to be old and original.

Good . . . . .$95.00      SOLD!

Primitive Shovel & ForkPrimitive Wooden Shovel & Fork    The shovel is carved from 1 piece of wood.  It is American, or at least was bought as such back in the 70's. 

I am not sure of the intended purpose of the fork.  Probably to lift some light material like hay into the wagon.  It is in very nice condition and not a form you find or see very often.   Neat!!   

Shovel  . . . . . SOLD!

Fork . . . . . SOLD!

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