Tool Treasure Trove: 17th Annual Midwest Antique Tool Sale

Collectors swarm over vintage tools at one of the few tool collectors’ shows open to the public

Carpenter's level made by W.B. Melick
A carpenter’s level made by W.B. Melick, St. Louis, Mo., from the collection of Clark Mountin, Winterset, Iowa. “I sold one just like this awhile back for $6,500,” he says.
Lyle R. Rolfe