JD Miller Estate – 2 Day Auction
Steam & Gas Engine Collectibles, Whistles, Railroad Items, Tools, Antiques, Household, & Miscellaneous
Location: Ridgeview Community Center- 33277 SR 643, Fresno, OH (1 mile west of New Bedford on State Route 643)
Wednesday & Thursday, August 17th & 18th, 2022
12:00 NOON Each Day
Enclosed trailer: United 7000# tandem axle enclosed trailer;
Steam & Gas Engines – Railroad Items – Whistles: Small Steam Engine, 3" Stroke, about 3" Piston, with Governor; 6 Hp Rumsey Hit and Miss Engine on a Cart. Good Restored Condition. Needs new fuel Line; 3 Cylinder Hot Air Engine, 30" Flywheel; 32" diameter 72" tall Vertical Steam Boiler rebuilt by J.D. Miller. New flues in boiler. Includes dome and smokestack (not rebuilt); Portable Steam Power Plant on Wheeled Cart with Water Feed Tank and 3 Inch 3 Chime Whistle. Custom built by J.D. Miller. Certified Boiler Ohio Boiler Nr. 264369. 24" diameter 60" Tall; Very Large Watt Type Governor Regulator. Munktells Lokomobil 1874. Appears to be complete. Balls are 5" diameter; Steam whistle & oiler display; Miller Station Steam Threshing Whistle Signals; Akron Canton Railroad Share Certificate; Chicago and Alton Railroad Bond; Evansville & Terre Haute First Mortgage Railroad Bond; JD Miller Case 110 Laser Engraving; misc. wooden steam whistles; locomotive headlights; B & O Railroad Cast Brass Train Lantern Holder; pneumatic train whistle; J.I.CASE Brass Step with bracket; cast iron step brackets; brass steps & brackets; REID Bronze Railroad Pot; J Railroad Can w/ Wick; early passenger coach lamp holder; wooden RR cart; Brass Locomotive Bell on Cast Iron Mount; PRR (Pennsylvania Railroad) Polished Brass Bell with side mount; Highly Polished Hand Held Brass Bell; Brass Nameplate Collection; Whistle Cart with 5 whistles (Crosby 5” 3 chime, 6” 6 chime, 6” 5 chime Denver Western Rio Grande, Crosby 6” 3 chime, 24” 3 chime), offered separate and combined; Kinsley Four Chime Brass Steam Whistle. Serial No. 55722; Philadelphia Lonergan Single Chime Brass Steam Whistle; Triple Chime (Three Whistle Combination) Brass Steam Whistle; Kingsley Brass Steam Whistle, NEW; many single chime brass steam whistles, all sizes incl. Lunkenheimer; 3” Single Chime Brass Steam Whistle Mounted on Black Steel Base; Rare 8 Piece Brass Steam Whistle Sample Collection (Used by Salesmen to Sell Whistles back in the Glory Days of Steam); 4” three chime Lunkenheimer Brass Steam Whistle on hardwood base; Four Chime 1” Nickel Plated Whistle; 6 inch diameter 3 chime whistle shell; 4” 2 Chime Kahlenberg Steam Whistle SN 120AMP; Crosby Steam Whistle. Mfg Boston MA. Patent Jan 26, Feb 23, 1875; Crosby Steam Whistle. Boston MA. Patent Jan 26, Feb 23, 1875; 3” Powells 3 chime whistle; 5” Lunkenheimer 3 chime whistle; 2” 3 chime Lonergan Steam Whistle; Sherburne Caboose whistles. Pat. Nr. 1890212; 2.5” Kahlenberg Steam Whistle with Lunkenheimer Valve; 6” Lunkenheimer 3 chime steam railroad whistle; Model Steam Engine on boiler w/ Clock and Thermometer mounted on the side; Pedestal Mounted Engine Manufactured by Wayne Grenning, Grand Island, NY; Pickering Steam Engine Governor Portland Connecticut. Circa 1862. Balls fully close at 340 RPM; 44" x 30’ Millers Monster 110 Case 100-year celebration banner; Ohio Boiler Standard record books incl. Rumely Ohio Industrial Boiler Standard No. 1 – 587, Case Ohio Industrial Boiler Standard No. 2232 – 2961, Case Ohio Industrial Boiler Standard No. 1 – 1299, Huber Ohio Industrial Commission Boiler Standard No. 1 – 1035, Case Ohio Industrial Boiler Standard No. 1300 – 2231, Aultman Taylor Ohio Industrial Commission Boiler Standard 6 – 246, Frick & Co. Ohio Industrial Commission Boiler Standard 8 – 367, A.D. Baker Ohio Industrial Commission Boiler Standard 454 - 853, 1326 -2290, Russel & Co. Ohio Industrial Commission Boiler Standard No. 4 – 626; ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code - Rules for Construction of Power Boilers;
Steam Oilers, Gauges, Fittings & Related Parts: J.P. Marsh Brass Pressure Gauge. Mint Condition; Trident Steam Pressure Gauge ; Ashcroft Brass Steam Pressure Gauge; U.S. No. 6 Cast Brass Steam Injector; Brass Lunkenheimer Oiler - Ideal No. 2; Test Gauge Set; The Ashton Valve Tool Set; assorted steam pressure gauges; 70 Lunkenheimer Oil Bottles; misc. oilers of all sizes incl. Lunkenheimer, Dandy, Essex, Penberthy, Cincinnati Brass Works & more; grease cups incl. Lunkenheimer, Essex; auto greasers incl. American, Lunkenheimer, Powell, & more; large assortment of brass valves; 17" American Steam Pump Co. Steam Pump; 14" Steam Pump; J. Farnan hand lubricant pump; The Pyle National Company Steam Generator; 2" Crane Brass Valve; large selection of Schedule 80 pipe fittings, plugs, nipples, unions, reducers, etc.; brass fittings of all styles and sizes; brass cylinder oilers all sizes; cylinder cocks; gauge syphons; Brass Mystery Steam valve; whistle valves; brass number tags; misc. patterns for Ohio Central RR, NY Central, Case 110, gas engines, cylinders, & more; whistle flanges; J.D. Miller Special display of Aluminum Turntable w/ 12 Lunkenheimer Oilers; Miller Brass Casting and Valve Cock
Tools: storage cabinets; workbenches; display cabinets; Watch Craft Tri Duty Staking Tool, Drill Press, and Friction Jeweling; KD Special Watch Makers Tool Set; paint sprayers; vises; excellent S&K, Craftsman hand tools; generator; Caliper sets; Tool chests; modern and antique hand tools; Dapping block set; Peerless power wheel; Trill Planimeter; Starrett indicator; Essex Caloric Engine set; wrench sets; socket sets; Milwaukee Drill with 3/4" Jacobs chuck; Milwaukee Super Hole Shooter; 4" Rotary Table with chuck; Snap On Torquemeter set; chain binders; pipe wrenches; 2 " Type A EXP1 7/8 " Tubing Roller with accessories; Tiger Forge Blower; P-80 ENERPAC Jack 100 ton; misc. ladders; Miller Falls Hand and Breast Drills Since 1868 display; Miller Falls hand & breast drills, all sizes; Watch Maker Tools, Magnifier, Anvil, and Vise; 24” brass measuring wheel;
Books & Antique Magazines: The Locomotive Cyclopedia; Locomotive 315; The American Heritage; Centennial Celebration; The Complete History of North American Railways; lots of steam train & locomotive, tractor, whistle, boiler info, farm implement, sawmills, threshing, gas engine, and other books; assortment of manuals incl. Lunkenheimer; magazines incl. Steam Engine, Western Engines, Iron Men, & more; Engineers & Engines; Memories of Bygone Years;
Model Toys – Trains – Accessories: Domestic Model 8 Hit and Miss Engine. Manufactured by Domestic Engine & Pump, Shippensburg, PA; Model Wurttemberg Live Steam Stationary Engine running a generator; Working Model Hit and Miss Engine and Pump; Brass Live Steam Roller (Esbit fuel biscuit powered); Live Steam Stationary Engine; McCormick Deering Hit & Miss Model; Live Steam Tea Kettle Engine; Case110 Battery Powered Model with fan in plexiglass case; 8" x 13" Horizontal Mill 1991 Engine. (brass); G-Scale Train Set on three tier ceiling mounted 13’x32’ brass G-Scale track. Comes with 4 locomotives and 16 cars. Track has multiple bridges and switches. Controls and test tracks are part of the lot. This is a J.D. Miller masterpiece designed and built in the last years of his life; Wilsco Vertical Brass Engine; New Wilesco Live Steam Engine in original packaging; G-Scale items incl. 731 New York Central Locomotive, Rail King Rugged Rails 2-8-0 Steam Engine, Baldwin 2-4-4 Forney Locomotive, Royal Blue Line Locomotive, Track Cleaner, SPC Locomotive with coal car; Caloric Engine and Pump. The Bremen Mfg. Co. Bremen Ohio, Signal Tower Bridge, Water Tower, Fuel Pumping Station, Circus Wagon, Covered Bridge, 49 Locomotove, Bachman “Night Before Christmas Train, Two Truck Shay Locomotive, misc. rail; Aristocraft Locomotive Works Locomotive G-Scale; Polar Express 1225 Locomotive and Coal Car; Illinois Central#382 Gauge On 1/32 Live Steam Locomotive and Coal Tender; German D141 Wilesco Werkstatt Model with Working Steam Boiler & Belts, In Box; misc. toy tractors, excavating, steam engines and more; MF pedal tractor; Thresher and Huber Tractor Zinc Casting Kit;
Collectibles & Antiques – Household – Miscellaneous: Wagner cast iron kettle; mini cast iron pots; Coleman gas iron; Minneapolis Moline Milk Can; ice chest; Taylor Bros. Combination Ice Breaker; cup collections; Plate Calendar; Statehood Quarters Coin Collection; H.E. Harris & Company Quarter Statehood Coin Collection; National Park $2 Bill Collection; Canadian $2 Coin Collection (23 Coins); Donald Trump items; Miniature Country 1 pint Ice Cream Freezer; Ohio Bicentennial Brass Cast bell; Ice Tongs; NH No. 10 Anvil; Danbury Mint John Deere & Flying Scotsman cuckoo clocks; throws and blankets; plate collection; music boxes; prehistoric shark teeth; puzzles & pictures incl. Case 110; 54" x 78" Millers Station Scene Original Painting; misc. steam advertising and signs; humpback chest; cabinets; steel pulleys; oil cans; J.I.CASE Eagle 16"; Case Eagle 8"; watch fab collection; American Steam Locomotive 1oz silver coin; china hutches & display cabinets; 42" Handcrafted Wall Clock custom made by Dan E Miller; large amounts of very clean household including good furniture, kitchenware, glassware, and more;
Guns – Pocket Watches – Knives – Gun Cabinet: Model 1100 Weatherby Ducks limited edition 12 Ga. Semi-Auto, Number 151 of 300. Ser# AD57493; Iver Johnson 12 ga. SN 46694; Iver Johnson 12 ga. SN 32481; Iver Johnson 410 ga. SN 8685; Iver Johnson 410 ga. SN 02473; unmarked .22cal revolver; 5mm pellet guns incl. Sheridan; Schrader Walden Safari Hunting Knife in Case; knife collection; pocket watches incl. Illinois Santa Fe Special 21J, Hamilton Railway Special 21j, Elgin, Geneva Antimagnetic RR, Hamilton Gold Plated RR; Homak Home Security Gun Safe;
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Lunch Stand: Home Cooked Food Stand on Site both days.
NOTE: JD and his wife Mary were particular & well-known collectors for years. This auction represents the balance of their long-time collection, household & personal items and features high quality items both days. This auction will include cataloged and uncatalogued items both days and all pictures available on the website. Selling in 2 rings both days. Beginning each day with cataloged items at noon, and the uncatalogued items in second ring at 2PM. Mark your calendars, bring a friend, and don’t miss this auction!
Auction by order of:
JD Miller Estate
Probate Case # 20221009
Brad Zimmerman, Executor
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