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Welcome to John Kruesel's General Merchandise & Auction Company.

22 3rd Street Southwest
Rochester, MN. 55902-3019
Phone 507-289-8049
Fax 507-289-8602

Our normal business hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST, and Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST. If you're traveling a long distance, contact us ahead of time to make sure we'll be open. The shop might close a day here and there during auction season.


9:00 a.m. Sharp! Saturday, August 16, 2014

6614 Highway 42 NE Elgin MN

Directions: 9 ½ Miles East of Rochester on Co. Rd. 9; then North 5 Miles on MN. Hwy. 42, or 2 ½ Miles South of Elgin. Note as per law enforcement instructions that parking will not be allowed on Hwy. 42 - but onsite parking will be available. All Purchases Subject to 10% Buyers Premium.

 Click on the "Auction Galleries" link on the left menu to see dozens of photos of this property.

See order of sale below.

 Tractors, Backhoe/Loader and Farm Implements: John Deere Model 310A Backhoe/Loader, 3610 hrs. - Farmall Model 706 Gas tractor w/ good rubber, cab, 5077 hours - Oliver Model 1655 Gas Tractor w/ cab, Vaughn loader, Rear Tire Chains, Hyd Shift, Over/Under, 6607 hours - Farmall Model 350 Gas Tractor, Narrow Front, 839 hrs - Farmall Model Super C Gas Tractor, Narrow Front, Quick Hitch, weather checked rubber - Oliver Model 880 Gas Tractor, NF, Quick Hitch, 2030 hrs - Oliver Model 880 Gas Tractor, Wide Front, 1203 hrs., fair rubber - Oliver Model 770 Gas Tractor, NF, 4318 hrs., good rubber - John Deere Model A Tractor, for parts - Farmall Model F-20 for parts - John Deere Gas Engine - Minnesota Model 7 wagon with Dakon Side Dump Box - Various Plows - Disc, drags, manure spreaders - Cultivators - Forge king Meteor 2-Stage Snow Blower, 8' - Trailer Type Round Bale Mover - Round Bale Feeders - New Holland Baler with Wisconsin Engine - Cattle oiler - Various Implements

 2008 Polaris Ranger 700XP Side by Side Utility Vehicle w/ winch & blade; 2003 Honda four-wheeler, very clean.

 Pickups - DumpTrailer - Gooseneck Trailer:  Gooseneck Trailer Drop In Ball - Load Trail Hydraulic Dump Trailer, 14' x 7' Box - PJ Gooseneck Flat Bed Trailer, 19' 6" with Plank Floor, 6' Beavertail, 5' Fold Up Ramps. 8' Wide, Like New Condition - Various Pickups for Parts or Salvage

 Lawn Equipment - Boat - Dirt Bike: 14' Mirro Craft Boat, Trailer, w/ Mercury 25 HP Motor - ToroZero Turn Lawn Mower w/ 25 HP Kohler engine, 50" Deck - John Deere Model D170 Lawn Mower, 54" Deck, 26 HP - Lawn Boy Dual Force 6.5 Lawn Mower - Ariens Precision SP170 Tiller - Honda XR 100R dirt bike, 2003, very clean; 

Siding Equipment - Shop Tools: Mark 1 Series 11' Siding Trim Brake -3 aluminum construction grade ProJack scaffolding units - 3 #2320 Werner Task Master aluminum planks, 1-20', 2-34' - 1-20' Stinson Featherweight plank - 2-34' Werner aluminum extension ladders - 1-Task Master PA 208 aluminum adjustable extension plank - 1-30' & 1-28' fiberglass/aluminum extension ladder - 1Werner #7208 fiberglass/aluminum extension ladder - Bosch 10" Table Saw & Stand - Compressors - Generator - Many power & hand tools - Tool chests, battery chargers - Chains & much misc. - Ridgid 8000 Watt gas Generator, like new -Drill presses - Table saws - Right Angle Drill - Sawsalls - Grinders - Charbroil grill - Northern Hydraulics multiple air compressors (Bostitch, Rigid) - Floor jacks - Chain saws - Weed whips - Gas cans - Carts - Many electric tools - Lub oils - 30-jack screws - Multiple small part carts - Many cast iron stoves - Approx. 25-30 anvils, incl. Vulcan, Peter Wright, W5 & N - Small blacksmith forge - Misc. iron, incl. takeout engines.

Guns - Farm Toys - Beer Steins: (All local, state & federal gun laws apply.) Winchester Model 1200 20 ga. Shotgun, 2 ¾' - Remington Magnum 12 ga. Shotgun, 3" - Springfield 12 ga. Shotgun, 2 ¾ ‘ - Ithaca Super Single 20 ga. Shotgun, 3" - Ruger Model 1022 Rifle - Winchester Model 94 3030 Rifle w/ Qwik Point Sight - Winchester Model 70300 Rifle - Crossman 38T .22 revolver 380 German made Erma Werke 9 mm Kurz luger copy - Casull's Improvement Freedom Arms 5 shot belt buckle .22 long rifle derringer - Parker crossbow w/ Truglo sight - Collection of Farm Toys - Collection of Beer Steins - Oak Gun Cabinet - Display Case with Glass Doors - Stereo System - misc. crocks, incl. 2 20-gal. RW crocks - Sony flatscreen TV - misc. jewelry incl. 10K & 14K chains - usual household

 Estate of Leonard (Lennie) Kahn

Order of Sale

Both rings start at 9:00AM
Ring 1 in house basement
Beer mugs and steins
Guns @ 10:30AM
Craftsman Tool Box (in basement)
Furniture (in basement and in front of house)
Ring 2
Smalls on 4 wagons
Boat, mowers, & ATV's
Anvils and Jacks
Siding equipment and tools
Tractors & old trucks
Misc farm equipment in pasture
Remaining smalls in yard and out buildings (going from east to west)

Auction arranged & conducted by John Kruesel's General Merchandise & Auction Co., 22 - 3rd St. SW, Rochester, MN. 55902. Phone (507) 289-8049 or fax (507) 289-8602. Auctioneers: John Kruesel MN. Lic. #55-83 and Lowell Gilbertson MN. Lic. #55-17. Descriptions are subject to error. Not responsible for accidents. Statements made day of sale take precedence over printed material. Terms: Cash, Visa or Mastercard. All purchases subject to 10% buyers premium. Lunch by Gleason's. 

Enter our antique lighting galleries by clicking on the
links in the menu on the left. We carry a wide
variety of antique lighting, including:
Art Nouveau era electric ceiling fixtures,
sconces and table lamps;
Victorian gas ceiling fixtures,
sconces and table lamps,
Art Nouveau era gas-and-electric ceiling
fixtures and sconces;
and Victorian kerosene ceiling fixtures,
sconces and table lamps.

Our storefront, the 1874 Williams Building, on historic Third Street Southwest, Rochester, MN.

We carry a general line of antiques, specializing in lighting, estate jewelry, historic documents and photos, and "the unusual." We provide appraisals, marketing advice, a complete auction/estate sale service and consultation on historic lighting restoration projects.

We'd like to hear from you!