Estate Auction

Hi all – if you missed out on the Harmon Estate sale – you can still get in on the action! Cabin Fever took over the estate when I returned to Seattle last year. They have been slowly selling the inventory over the months following the sale in June of 2014. BUT! They have saved some of the best stuff for their annual Expo and the upcoming sale on March 22. Check out the inventory here.


The Harmon Workshop

The Oakville Pin Shop Harmon Estate Sale Part 2 – Aug. 2. 2014

Harmon Estate Sale Part 2 Update! Dates announced!

This sale is in a 7,000 sq foot space and is brimming with antiques and treasures collected by the Harmon family over three generations! Here are a few snap shots of some things you’ll find there:

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The Harmon Estate Sale Part 2 will be held at The Old Pin Shop on Route 73 in Oakville, CT during the following dates and times:

Saturday, August 9         10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, August 10         10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, August 13   12 – 6 p.m.
Thursday, August 14      12 – 6 p.m.

Saturday, August 16       10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, August 17         10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, August 20   12 – 6 p.m.
Thursday, August 21      12 – 6 p.m.

Saturday, August 23       10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, August 24         10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, August 27   12 – 6 p.m.
Thursday, August 28      12 – 6 p.m.

Saturday, August 30       10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, August 31         10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, September 1    10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For more updates on the sale click here.

Thank You!

I want to write a note of thanks to the Harmon family, my family, and to all of my volunteers for their generous help on the Harmon Estate Project.

I am extremely grateful to the Harmon family for giving me this opportunity. They have made it possible for me to build a workshop that it would take me a life time to acquire. I have dreams of making beautiful things and living up to the standards of their father, which might be impossible without the invaluable tools and equipment I have earned over the past 6 months. I could not have done any of this without the generosity of my friends and family and their steadfast belief in my endeavors. Thank you so much to all of you.

Thank you as well to my readers for your interest in this estate and my projects. For those of you who are horologists, craftsmen, beginners, enthusiasts, hobbyists, collectors – thank you for keeping this trade alive. It was a pleasure meeting many of you! I do hope that you’ll all stay in touch and keep reading as life unfolds and my next adventure takes shape.

Thank you as well to Mike, Wendy, & Stephanie for the excellent security service they provided during the sale too.

Here are some photos from the sale, the staff, and some highlights from the past 6 months.

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Radio Tubes, Vintage Photographic, & Electrical

Hello readers – I’ve had a few requests for more photos of the radio tubes, the vintage electrical, & the photographic equipment – so here they are!

Radio Tubes:

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And now – the Dark room, Film, & photo

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Here’s a glance at some of the vintage electrical – not too many of these, but I will post more soon:

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