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2662 N 116 Road, Bristol, Vermont 05443
802-453-3778
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Chestertown, NY

The Ball Mill,  Hobart Clay Mixer and Trough Clay mixers
are in Chestertown, NY 
Call

Robert: 802-453-3778

or
Ellen: 
315-347-3456

 

Bill with Sheeba about 1998

 

 

Bill Knoble was a great potter and good friend.

He was a real renaissance man.

 The INDUSTRIAL equipment he repurposed
was used to grind Feldspar rock, he found locally
for his own unique glazes.

   

 

Listing of Bill Knoble's pottery studio and home in Chestertown, NY, below:

http://www.selectsothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/327-l-547-rqemht/13-dennehy-chestertown-ny-12817

   

 

   

 

Canton, NY

The Gas Kiln & Electric Skutt Kiln, Pug Mill, Potters Wheels and Slab Roller Kiln
below are in Canton, NY .

Robert: 802-453-3778

or
Ellen: 
315-347-3456

 

Gas Kiln
$150 OBO

   
 

 

Gas Kiln
$150 OBO
 (reserved)

Bill had just finished building this test kiln at the farm in Canton.

A nice size kiln for a hobby potter who wants to do reduction firings.

   
     

 

 
                    

Skutt Electric Kiln
Model KM-1027-3

$ 500 OBO - SOLD

   
   

 

   
   
Pug Mill
"Free"

This was a pug mill Bill used for decades, homemade but functional.

   
   

 

   
     
Pacifica Pottery Wheel

$350 OBO - (Reserved)

     
   

 

   
   
Bailey Slab Roller

$300 SOLD

   

 

Potters Equipment for Sale

Cornwall Vermont

The clay mixer & electric kiln below are
at the studio of Robert Crystal, Cornwall, Vermont   

 Call him at 802-343-4635

                                                     

 

Soldner Clay Mixer

$ 500 OBO

 

27" Electric Kiln

and shelves    

$ 200 OBO

Contact Bob Crystal

802-343-4635  

 

 

 

Ikea display shelves, black powder coated  

$ 50/unit OBO

Also suitable for ware shelves in studio

Contact Bob Crystal

802-343-4635

 

 

 

 

Ware Carts

 

Ware racks

with ware boards-24"x32"

and 12"x32"

$50/unit OBO 

8 are  (reserved/SOLD)

 

 

Best offer

Contact Bob Crystal

802-343-4635 

 

 

Gas Kiln

 

120 cubic foot Car Kiln

with 8 Alfred burners

and metalbestos chimney

$ 1000 OBO

 

Contact Bob Crystal

802-343-4635 

 

Cart is heavy duty with 6 wheels

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

Silicon Carbide Kiln Shelves

20 -  15"x30" Advancer kiln shelves-

6 are SOLD

New: $ 234 each

$ 50 each

 

Plate Sitters are taken and no longer available.

Contact Bob Crystal

802-343-4635  

Air Compressor

$ 50 -SOLD

Contact Bob Crystal

802-343-4635 

 

 

 

 

 

Venco De-Airing

Pug Mill

$ 500 OBO

 (reserved/SOLD)

Contact Bob Crystal

802-343-4635 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soldner Wheel

Soldner Professional electric wheel  

with pin fitted bats  

$ 400 OBO

 

Contact Bob Crystal

802-343-4635

 

 

 

Four Tables that are 2 x 8 ft and 4 x 8ft

4x8' work tables-FREE (reserved)

 

Four Tables that are 2 x 8 ft and 4 x 8ft

4x8' work tables-FREE

(reserved)

Hot wax station with glaze tools  

$ 50 OBO

Contact Bob Crystal

802-343-4635 

Glaze Screens

Hot Wax ventilator

Banding wheel $20 OBO

Contact Bob Crystal

802-343-4635 

Outdoor canopy  

good for outdoor shows

$ 50 OBO

Contact Bob Crystal

802-343-4635 

Glaze thickness scratch tester   $ 40 OBO

Glaze tools   free

 

Triple beam scale 20000 gr. capacity

 (reserved/SOLD)

 

 

For Sale Below

 Pottery Equipment of Robert Compton's

Bristol Vermont

 

Since purchasing this machine Robert installed heavy duty casters so it can be moved easily.

 

Ball Mill

New Similar Sized Ball Mills retail at $1200

Asking Price $250

 

 

Industrial Ball Mill

 

 

Timer Clock for setting length of use.

 

 

Aggregate in this machine are quartz stones.,

It was used primarily for making Terra Sigillata, but would be well suited for glazes or clay testing.

 

 

Blue Bird Clay Mixer

24S Mixer Retail cost $4470

Asking Price $800

Stainless Steel Blades and Bucket
Heavy Welded Structural Steel Frames
Totally Enclosed, Fan Cooled Motors
Safety Switch - Stops blades when lid is opened.
Full Size Covers - minimize dust during mixing
Forward Tilt Buckets: 3 Position/Adjustable

 

Single Phase Motor, 110 volt

Has had almost no use, was purchased for a craft center that only used it a few times to reclaim clay.

Historical Fairbanks Platform Scale

Asking Price $ 150

                     

 

 

Custom Made Standing Treadle Wheel for Sale

Standing Treadle Wheel

38" Tall x 32" Deep x 42 " Wide

Asking Price $150

This wheel was custom made for Robert in 1974, it is 3/4 plywood with an epoxy coating, and heavy duty bearings.

Robert used this wheel for 20 years when making his Stoneware Aquariums and Fountains.

The wheel head is solid steel and the head is pinned to accept bats. It is in perfect working order but has not been used for 15 years.

It is a great wheel for working on Sculpures and its Large Catch Basin is wonderful for catching trimmings. Robert used this wheel as a Turntable for trimming and assembling his stoneware Hanging Aquariums

 

Antique Leach Treadle Wheel For Sale

In 2002 Robert brought back two

Leach Wheels from New Zealand.

The wheel shown at right after being refurnished (with exception of original paint on splash basin). 
 

 

Asking Price $1500

 

Seaboard Joinery

Made about 1100 of these wheel between 1962 and 1973, there are perhaps a few hundred still in use in New Zealand.

 Today most kiwi potters throw on the electric "Tasmin Wheel" made in New Zealand, or the Shimpo wheel imported from Japan

A consequence of the many workshops Robert has given in NZ, was his discovery of the Bernard Leach Wheel, made by Seaboard Joinery.  These wheels, very popular in the 1960's , were made with the written approval of Mr. Leach and may be the only wheels that can claim to have his authorization.

  The "Leach Wheels" made by Seaboard Joinery, were offered in three heights, short, medium and tall.  The wheels are identical in every way except for the height, which was varied to accommodate shorter or longer legs of potters. 

         The treadle wheels were made of native hardwoods that have been oiled to bring out the natural color of these unique Australian and New Zealand woods.  The wooden flywheel has been repainted. Designed with ball bearings the action of the treadle is smooth and quite. The leather cam strap, if kept oiled can last indefinitely.  The splash basin was not repainted, the original paint color from the 1960's of light green has been left as is, for historical reasons.

 

Shimpo Potters Wheels for Sale

          Shimpo #1 of 2

Cone and Ring Drive

The industrial potters wheel from Japan. A solid wheel with fixed foot petal and Plastic Splash Pan. Cone and Ring Drive

Asking Price $350

Retail $1095

Pinned Wheel Head for Bats

All three Shimpo wheels are 20-40 years old, but in perfect working order, anyone who knows these wheels knows they are almost impossible to kill.  All rings have been replaced, spares included.

 

Shimpo #2 of 2

Cone and Ring Drive

The industrial potters wheel from Japan. A solid wheel with fixed foot petal and Plastic Splash Pan

Asking Price $350

Pinned Wheel Head for Bats

Retail $1095

 

   

Pacifica Potters Wheel

        Glide Torque 800

This is the wheel I work on the most, I used the leg extension kit and special design seat for ergonomic position that does not create back strain.

The one I am selling has about 50 hours of use. It was used at a few weekend workshops at the pottery.

This one does not have the extended legs shown at top left. The one for sale is identical to wheel at left.

Pinned Wheel Head for Bats, Plastic Splash Pan

Glide Torque 800

Asking Price $ 420

Retail cost $930

 

Creative Industries Potters Wheel

$350 OBO

This is one of two Creative Industry Wheels that belonged to Bill Knoble,
this is currently at Robert Compton's studio  Bristol, Vermont.

 

Strapping and Banding Materials

 Banding Materials

$20

 

Plastic Strapping & clips This plastic strapping is good for someone who only occasionally needs to strap boxes together or tie down to a pallet, this is over 1000 ft of strapping and plenty of connectors.

 

Water Sculpture Business for Sale

 

Robert Compton Pottery
2662 North 116 Road, Bristol, Vermont 05443, U.S.A.
Phone: 802-453-3778
E-mail: Robert & Christine

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