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    In northeast Ohio,

    Pine Valley Bolt and Surplus on Ohio Rt.87 just west of Mesopotamia. Not open Sundays.
    Hemly's Hardware near Montville, Ohio.
    Star Supply in Youngstown on Mahoning Avenue. Surplus stuff. Also the largest mobile slingshot I've encountered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southbendmodel34 View Post
    ladies & gents:

    A recent question by member adamamil concerned old-school hardware stores and industrial suppilers, the kind that have a wide and deep stocking policy. He wanted to know if there were any left. I made a somewhat-rambling reply concerning some that still exist and some that are gone but not forgotten.

    I thought i'd start a new thread and see where these two questions take us:

    1) what local (to you) still existant old-school hardware stores and industrial supply houses do you know of, ones which are on topic because they have tools/parts/supplies for antique machinery.

    2) do you mourn the loss of any particular late, great hardware & industrial supply houses? What did you buy there that you now have difficulty purchasing? Again, try to keep this on topic by relating it to the antiquated tools or machinery you bought there.

    Recently visited and still in existence:

    *suter's hardware in altoona, pa. They had an odd-sized adz-eye handle that i needed.

    *surplus city in altoona pa. What a great assortment of new and perhaps slightly-used "stuff"! They were selling morse-shank twist drills by the pound.

    *max brown industrial hardware in carteret, nj. He just got forced to relocate by urban renewal. He's now at 1000 port carteret drive, which is somewhat off the beaten path.

    * madsen & howell in perth amboy, nj. Recently bought a couple of short-length 32" sledgehammer handles, which is a time & money saver because you don't want the full-length handle for a lot of work.

    * barnett tool supply, kenilworth, nj. He's got a large stock of milling cutters and morse taper drills.

    * grand tool supply in teterboro, nj. They seem to be the king of brown & sharpe tapered tooling. They also have way oil and spindle oil in convenient gallon cans.

    Recently visited and now defunct:

    *mcnulty hardware in coalport, pa. Right out of "the walton's" - lots of pre-war items.

    Long gone but fondly remembered:

    * edwin [edward? Not sure] ruskin, jersey city, nj man, you shoulda seen the circa 1905 store fixtures in that place! Purchased several discontinued stanley tools and various other odds & ends like lantern globes.

    * wallace armer hardware on erie blvd in schennectady ny. Had a continuous-belt messenger system for running notes to the stockroom. I bought new, old stock i&j white plane blades for obsolete wooden carpenter's planes.

    * koenig's industrial supply, linden, nj.

    So, where do you / have you enjoyed buying supplies/parts/tooling for your old machines?

    John ruth
    dont forget about us. We probably bought out some of the older hardware stores. I have over 80,000 sq ft in tools, parts and industrial surplus

    check out Michigan Surplus | eBay Stores

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    And the old Boeing surplus store in Seattle that I used to frequent as a teenager. An electromechanical wonderland that beat anything Disney ever created (for me at least)

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    Quote Originally Posted by toolauctions View Post
    dont forget about us. We probably bought out some of the older hardware stores. I have over 80,000 sq ft in tools, parts and industrial surplus
    jeez, I reported this spammer a week ago
    is the updated forum software that broken?

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    If you want a laugh in a hardware store google four candles

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    Default Liberty Tool, in Maine

    Liberty Tool, Liberty, Maine
    Still in business, but with the killer bargains becoming harder & harder to find.

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    -Marty-

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    Default Plaza Machinery, Vermont

    Plaza Machinery, Bethel, Vermont
    Out of business since Joe's death a year ago, but was near the top of
    the sacred-biennial-pilgrimage list.


    One of the many tool-packed caverns at Joe's place:
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    In this one, that's Joe Bergamo in the green vest, with my friend Larry, looking over a typically mostly hidden Swiss machine back against the wall:
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    -Marty-

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    Looks as though my first photograph, above, didn't get recorded properly. Here it is again, along with another random shot of Joe's trove.

    -Marty-

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