A sad day in Jasper, TX today

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A sad day in Jasper, TX today

Postby AU52N » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:07 am

The sale of Albert Snell's massive collection ended today.  We were able to get a few thing including two chain saws, a couple of Mark 20H engines, a bunch of new and used parts for various engines for a reasonable price.  There were about 400 engines, mostly Mercury with about 100 of them being sold.  A ton (literally) of used parts and maybe some new parts and used tools will be going to the recycler along with the remaining 300 engines.  
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Re: A sad day in Jasper, TX today

Postby mark 55 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:06 am

Was this sale mentioned on this site? I don't recall that it was. I definitely would have remembered if the 300 mercurys were mentioned. That is sad. We've got to do a better job spreading the news about these collections when they have to find new homes.
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Re: A sad day in Jasper, TX today

Postby mercaholic » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:07 pm

Makes me think I should cull the herd soon.

But so hard to pass up a nice old Merc when they come around..... :?:
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Re: A sad day in Jasper, TX today

Postby mark 55 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:43 pm

Agreed! I find it hard to pass up any of them. The collection keeps growing but who will be there to pass them off to?

Dave, were the mercurys in Jasper many of similar models or did they run the gamet from singles up to L6s?
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Re: A sad day in Jasper, TX today

Postby AU52N » Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:26 pm

I read a number of posts on Face Book by Alberts daughter, Alan was called by the late John Snell's daughter telling him of the sale. We bought four or five trailer loads of Mercury and a few OMC parts before John passed but there were probably 50 other 2 cylinder Mercury engines that were scrapped.  We offered to come back for more but they just disappeared.  Albert had over 400 engines in his collection, mostly in disassembled baskets.  There were a few people, maybe a dozen the showed up during the two day Alan went to Jasper.  We are mainly interested in racing versions of the Mercury engine line up so that is what we bought, except for a couple of Mercury chainsaws. We also purchased most of the NOS parts that we could find in the ten building on the property.  A lot of the used parts and engines were in rough shape due to only having dirt floors in the sheds, a lot were corroded due to animal urine from what ever decided to let go while sitting on a pile of parts.  I did not ask about L6 engines, the pictures I saw were mainly 2 and 4 cylinder engines.  We did obtain a few Konig parts.

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Re: A sad day in Jasper, TX today

Postby buff5 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:53 am

David: I knew Albert passed, but did John also pass & if so, when?
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Re: A sad day in Jasper, TX today

Postby AU52N » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:17 pm

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I miss spoke, John is still alive but not doing well.  

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Re: A sad day in Jasper, TX today

Postby buff5 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:30 pm

OK on that one.
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