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Doug Thornhill Auction - view from the field


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Old 09-19-2017, 08:58:40 AM
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Did Jonah get the 8cyl. Foos?
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Yes he did rob.
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:38:51 AM
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I placed an online bid and the item sold for my bid , but they never notified me one way or another , you can`t contact them the office is closed on Saturday so ?????? What kind of action company is this?

Since you did not say if you won the bid? Not sure how it ended up. But I can say despite several parts misplaced and the loader guys not knowing how to chain things ( they lifted some by crank throws and connecting rods, strapped up close to the cylinder). And he did not chain things to the loader as he moved them on the forks. He let 2 bounce off and roll around breaking flywheels and dropped one twice.
Other than that I thought they did pretty well. He only stopped the sale once and balled out the crowd for being so darn cheap. He hated splitting bids. He wanted to be 25-30. He did not want to hear 27.50. But he ended up getting it anyway. We don't listen now do we.
I did not see him bump bids. I think he lost one bidder as he ducked when he won. So he had to resell 1 thing I seen. That's pretty good.
He also kept the sale moving along . Seldom cracking stupid jokes and wasting time with stupid stories like some auctioneers. No real hurrying either. He did not miss bids like some aauctioneers always
pulling the trigger too soon.
So my synapses is that Polk is a pretty good auction company. He is not an engine man. He is into tractor sales where the tires cost more than the average engine. So maybe you get what pay for there.
My opinion, pretty good auction company.
As for the way it was set up, that was the families fault and the deceased owners. He was paranoid about things being stolen so he tore things apart and hid them in various places. So instead of stolen, they were given away. Smart.
I knew Doug and always like to visit him at Portland. He use to set with the 4 hp Famous on 2 wheel trailer by the old swap tent. He had invited me to come down once. But after that he did not like company

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Did Jonah get the 8cyl. Foos?
Yes and it was loaded and on its way the next morning, and several of the big engines. At least 2 bought from the scrapper.

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Old 09-19-2017, 09:59:06 AM
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The Ames was likely from around 1870 with that narrow wheel on the opposite side of the flywheel, damn shame it was scrapped
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:58:04 AM
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If your talking of a flywheel engine it was not . The one I was talking of was a heavy monstrosity newer motor. It had a side cover with Ames on it.
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I would feel better if you are correct here it is
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I would feel better if you are correct here it is
That brought a lot of money. The thing that was junked was a large inline thing O did not look at too close. Turnbull was bidding on the steam engine
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Here are the governors I bought . An antique dealer bought them out in the line of pallets. But he was paying some times 300 for a pallet. His pickup with rack was piled 7 feet high at the front. Everything was yard art to him.One guy went over right ahead of me and bought a really nice governor from a Bessemer. It was laying there on the pallet where everyone could see it. The ones I bought were laying on the tailgate of the antique guys truck as he drove around loading. So must not been anyone want them. Some of the engine's that sold for under 400 had governors on them . many were gone in 3 hours. People were loading out like a livestock sale.
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WoW,, so much IRON , its a shame to melt down , Logistics keep a lot from being saved
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Thanks to all the guys that bought and saved what they could. Mine might be worth more now you think?
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