Circa 1890 4 wheel lorry used for vintage, Circa 1954 cooper shearing stand, Jas Smith wool press, bond wood van (2 berth) made in Albury circa 1950, 1.5m x 2m trailer spring leaf, horse drawn mower, x6 harrow leaves, drill, horse drawn single farrow plough, steel framed stone sharpener, link chain, block & tackle axe & pick heads, old car jacks, wheel barrow, steel wheels, oil cans & tins, x5 iron machinery seats (buckeye, HV McKay, Mitchell), large chopping block, cream cans, tin funnels, camp ovens, wooden wine barrel, timber boxes, Furphy end, Qualcast push mower, old panel doors, saddle & harness wear, old meat safe, restorers radio frame, steel wheeled bag trolley, push bikes (ladies Malvern Star, gents National), honey extractor, beds, old buggy parts, Alfa laval separator, small timber ringer, pair car spoke wheels c/w tyres, very old fishing rod & hooks, iron sewing machine base, dolls house, cast iron seat ends, x2 red gum seats, stool with red gum seat, 2- Hebel sculpture blocks, a selection of whisky jugs, whisky ashtrays, Calyx Ware, Singapore Bird crockery set, circa 1828 13 pendant chandelier ex London gas light converted to power c/w milk rose glass shades 1.3Diam X 2.5mDrop (approx.) - plus many more items!
REMARKS: This sale is ideal for anyone wishing to collect/tinker with some unique & difficult to acquire antique & older items. Majority of items have been stored in the cellar for over 60 years, therefore access has been difficult to obtain some accurate descriptions. Light refreshments catered by Wangaratta Lions Club.
In 1857, the first Grossman family William and Katharine, settled on two eleven acre blocks on land originally taken up by Joseph Docker.
Their three sons, the Grossman Brothers, William, Frank and Frederick were hard workers, skilled as blacksmiths, wheelwrights and builders.
In the 1880s the Brothers built a blacksmith shop some twelve yards from the family cottage (built in 1858 and still standing). At the peak of its success, when this specialised trade was in demand, as many as 25 strippers/binders could be waiting repairs outside the Smithy. An interesting collection of tools from this era have been listed for the Clearing Sale.
In the late 1880s the Brothers planted 14 acres of grapevines. Hence another important building, a wine cellar made from on site mud and straw with a high pitched thatched roof. The thatching was made from stubble straw and reeds from Reedy Creek. This unique building is where the items for the Clearing Sale have been stored for almost 60 years.
Clydesdales were the work horses of the day combining great stamina, strength and an amenable disposition. There was a set of eight collars, hames, winkers and four sets of saddles. Some of this harness has survived along with pieces of horse drawn equipment, including the vintage lorry.
What a van, the 1950s caravan with a pudding bowl sink and a small aluminium bath fitted below the single berth, met the Grossman family's requirements providing comfort, warmth and independence, a wonderful outfit.
We encourage buyers to attend this Clearing Sale offering an ideal opportunity for COLLECTORS and TINKERS to acquire an item or two from a gone by era.
BUYERS ARE ADVISED, IF THEY WISH, TO CONTACT THE AUCTIONEERS PRIOR TO AUCTION IN THE EVENT ANY ITEMS ADVERTISED MAY HAVE BEEN WITHDRAWN.
TERMS: Cash/cheque on day of sale. No buyer's premium. Numbering system applies. Identification will be required. NO GST applicable.