Three-Day Sale At Brooks Plant To Conclude Tonight
Remaining Stock and Equipment Will All be Disposed of Today: Good Prices Were Realized This Morning
By Tonight, Auctioneer G. I. Graff hopes to have the remaining stock and equipment of the defunct Brooks Steam Motors Company practically all sold. Two days of auctioning have made big inroads on the mass of tools, parts and equipment which remained after a Toronto company had been conducting a private sale at the plant for several weeks. While the crowd was what might be called “a buying crowd” a great many of those present had come with the intention of bidding on some particular article or articles, and satisfactory prices prevailed.
This afternoon the auctioneer will concentrate his attack upon the remaining parts and tools. A large supply of the bolts, washers, small bearings and like stock remains to be sold, but it is believed that large quantities of this stock will be sold to individual buyers.
The sale this morning got under way to a good start when the first article offered, a car jack, brought $1.50. The night watchman’s portable clock with keys, was the next article offered and the final bid was $5.50. The piecework clock which once did duty in the factory, brought $7.50. A 25-cycle transformer, step-down to 50 volts, brought $1.50 and a large test gauge was sold for $1.50. Two hydraulic meters brought $1.00 and a centigrade meter was sold for 25 cents. Fifty cents was the best bid for a vacuum gauge, and a level scope, 100 gallons capacity, brought $1.25.
All the cars and heavy machinery have been sold. Most of the cars and car bodies have been removed from the plant by their owners. The bus and bus chassis are still in the factory but will not be offered by auction, as they were sold for reserve bid.