Ken Miller Museum Auction: Day 2

Ken Miller Museum Auction: Day 2

Day 2: Two Rings, Oil & Gas Items

Online Bidding for Day 2


3 Day Auction Event

Ken Miller Oil & Gas, Car, Truck and Ag Culture Museum

November 14, 15, and 16th


Auction will be held on Location: 7920 SR 226 Shreve, OH 44676


Signs, Drilling Rigs, tanker trucks, oil field relics, local memorabilia, antique - collector cars, early farm equipment.


Day 1 - Thursday November 14th:  There will be an open house beginning at 12 noon and auction will begin at 4 pm.  Thursday Auction items include small misc oil cans and oilers ( Permatex, Shell, Mobil, Sohio, Singer, Liquid wrench, Bayerson, Royal Brand Bicycle Oil), Ken Miller and local memorabilia, (Miller Pipers Softball Memorabilia, Ken’s Coon Hunting memories, local advertising (Sprang & Moreland Chevrolet Shreve), Oil Field Stamps, numerous framed automobile and oilfield pictures. Also Selling items from the old school house up the road desks and other relics from a 1 room school house from the early 1900’s. Note: we Plan on selling 2-3 hrs Thursday night of generally small items.


Day 2- Friday November 15th:  Auction will begin at 10 AM.  We will be running two crews, one inside and one outside the building.  Friday's auction will consist mostly of old oilfield tools, pumps, derricks, online bidding available for portions of this auction. Items include Cast iron steam boiler No 7, Potbelly Stove, 1914 Bowser Red Sentry long Distance pump, Civil War Era Straight Pin Bit, Forged Casing Scraper, wood water pipe, railroad car spotter, Ottawa one cylinder log saw, Wooden derrick w pics, Wood Oil, barrel w lift bracket, chain hoist w trolly and pulleys, Borard & Co Bradford PA air head and injection pump, National Mach band wheel, Wind Wheel Nat gas Engine,  large rig tongs, Leroy nat gas pwr unit, Bessemer Nat gas eng, early IR 3 1/4x 7 compressor, Keystone Driller Co vertical steam engine, Riise gas pwr unit, Waakesha dsl pwr unit, 1925 Hercules 6hp engine restored by Jack Hoover, Keystone Drilling Co Keystone driller wooden belt drive wheel, 5 barrel late 1800’s wooden oil tank, wooden replic cannon,Fairbanks Morse water pump restored, replica steam engine, 33’ wooden sucker rod, Oil field winch, Star drilling yello dog lantern, Butler Larkin Yellow dog lantern, Oil Field fire extinguisher, Esso motor oil quart glass jar,  Ohio grease co tin Loudonville, OH.  See full Friday catalog at


Also selling Friday in second crew starting at approximately 10:30:  If you’ve been by the museum you know there are a lot of items that have sat outside on display and this is what this crew will handle, Heavy Metal and a lot of it! Older Ford flatbed truck w rig, Dodge flatbed truck w rig, 1926 Star rig, BreMco big wheel pump, Kenny’s first portable office,  two-barrel oil hauler, Tamper, ditching machine, Vertical Boiler, Dewey Boiler, Heavy Crane, Broderick Boiler, pipe straightener, Steam Wincy, Reels, pulleys, grasshopper jack, phone pump, pressure tanks, Oil & gas separators, Horse, powered pulling rig, Oxen powered service unit, roustabout trailer, 1915 star driller, Fordson-Clark service unit, Fordson service unit, a few signs and few gas pumps that have been outside including: NevrNox sign, Dilco vertical sign, Erie gas pump, FRSE Crankcase service/Texaco Motor Oil, Goodrich Silvertown, Willard Batteries, etc.  There also pallets full of old pulleys, gauges oilfield tools that will be sold as well.  These items not available for online bidding.  Pics at


Day 3 - Saturday November 16th:  The rolling stock that was inside the museum, as well as most of the Petroliana, will be sold in catalog order today.  Also the “Dukes of Hazzard” look-a-like car that’s mounted out front will sell today.

Signs include: numerous Texaco, Delco Batteries, Sinclair opaline, Standard Oil, Fleetwing Golden Motor Gasoline, Ford, Dodge Brothers, Dodge dealership sign, Newport Steel, Star Tobacco, Hoosier Oil Co, Esso, The Pure Oil Tiolene Company, Oxford Oil Co, Ohio License plate sets, 50 states license plate set, Steel Pegasus Mobil Sign, 1909 Wooster vehicle plate, Red Crown gasoline sign, wood Mail Pouch Tobacco sign, EN-AR-CO motor oil thermometer, Casite Thermometer, White Star Staroleum, Shell Clamshell sign, Pontiac Service, Quaker State, Skelly gas, Gulf, Wooster Drilling Co, signs are catalogued for online bidding and can view pics and measurements at


Gas pumps, Erie gas pump w Kenoil globe, Bennet gas pump w Sinclair globe and inserts, Bennet pump w Red Crown globe, Martin & Schwartz pump (cities service w Kenoil globe, Erie double pump w Fleetwing Globe & Sinclair power globe, Guarantee Liquid measure Co visible gas pump w Red Crown Globe, Fry visible gas pump w Mobil Gas globe, gas pump w Pennzoil Globe and others most have older restorations done to them.


In between signs and rolling stock we will sell some early agriculture pieces including a Superior grain drill, Iron Age horse-drawn potato planter, the Champion Hair pick horse hair machine, bone cutter, coal miner drill, old post puller, Blackhawk corn sheller, Red Chief corn sheller, potato cutter western fence posts,  and other misc


Rolling stock: ’86 Cadillac Fleetwood, 77 Cadillac El Dorado 87k, ’85 pink Cadillac Calais 6 door 3 bench limo, ’81 AMC Eagle, ’61 Plymouth Fury no title, ’58 Edsel, ’55 Dodge Royal, ’49 Plymouth 78k, ’41 Chevy 2 door special deluxe 72k, ’36 Ford model 68 45k, ’56 Nash Metropolitan 72k, ’60 Mercedes 220 S  4 door 38k, ’31 Ford Model A, ’29 Ford truck cab and chassis 86k (Hercules engine not included, ’35 International C20 cab and chassis no title, ’29 REO Speed Wagon, ’23 Kelly cab and chassis (keystone pumper not included), ’26 GMC Cab and Chassis solid wheels and pump and wood tank not included, ’53 Studebaker truck Red Eagle Beaver kit #136, Stake bed Army regalia (cannon not included), ’31 Ford flatbed dual rear axles No seat (rough),  ’58 IH A60 series flatbed truck w winch, ’18 Ford Model T swabber truck wood rims very nice, ’36 Ford swabbing truck, ’54 Dodge Power Wagon flatbed w winch 27k showing, ’18 Bernstein truack, ’15 Packard Model E truck stakeside flatbed showing 37k, ’16 White White tanker truck, Early Mack truck Star Drilling Rig “MB Operating,” ’36 Dodge Tanker truck in Texaco regalia 49k showing, ’48 Chevrolet Stakeside wood bed truck, ’77 Dodger Adventurer 150,’28 Ford Model A prison truck, ’26 Frick steam boiler, ’06 Star Drilling machine.

Tractors/crawler: Farmall M propane single front wheel, Cockshutt 50 tractor wide front gas, ’28 McCormick Deering 10-20 restored, 2 restored Fordson Tractors w winch, Cletrac crawler model 12 tractor, ’40 Farmers Union Co-op No 2 gas restored, ’51 Oliver 88 industrial tractor, ’41 Silver King mod 5041, Allis Chalmers service rig.

Wagons: Gas & Oil delivery wagon, Big Shot Company wagon “nitroglycerin”, “1910” Depot Hack Wagon 3 bench seats nice, “Albert Miller” Oil Field Wagon including memorabilia displayed on wagon, box wagon, timber-framed barrel wagon, nice oil tanker wagon. Most all of the rolling stock is listed in the online catalog and has online bidding through Proxibid.  Better pictures will appear sale week as we can get the vehicles moved out into a permanent position for the auction. 


We have listed what we think are some of the highlights.  Most of the vehicles are not currently running and won’t be running at sale day.  They were moved into the museum typically running but have sat for years.  We will have loading available as well as a dock to back up to.  Our loaders will be available sale days through Tuesday of the following week.

Shipping: If you need small items shipped such as signs or pumps etc. you can contact PackShip USA   1-800-548-0852 for vehicles/tractors and larger items KLog trucking 330-601-2736.

Terms & Conditions:  We accept good check, cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.  There is a 5% Buyer’s Premium on all purchases made by on-site bidders however that is waived for cash or check.  There is a 10% Buyer’s Premium on everything purchased online via Proxibid system.  All items sold 100% AS-IS and WHERE-IS with no warranties expressed or implied. All items are believed to authentic and every effort has been made to describe the items however please inspect all items and conduct your own due diligence. Vehicle titles will be held until funds have been cleared.  Loaders are available to remove property during sale days and until the following Tuesday and by appointment after that. Any items that may need to toarched or deconstructed in any way we ask you hold off until the last items have sold for the safety of all attendees.  All removal expenses and shipping arrangements are the responsibility of the buyer. Some items may require additional time and or specialized transportation for safe removal. Please plan and bid accordingly. 

Sale by order of:
Miller Charitable Foundation

Auction Conducted by:

Seth Andrews 330-466-5471 

Nick DeFelice 330-464-1302