Irwin Auger Bit / American Tool time capsule donated to Clinton County History Center


A time capsule (formerly a popcorn can), filled in 2000 by employees of American Tool Cos. / Irwin Auger Bit Company, is donated this week to the Clinton County History Center. The 120-year-old factory, based in Wilmington, shut down in 2005. Former employees Danny and Sandy Mongold had kept the can and its contents in safekeeping until they made the donation. The time capsule will be opened in January 2025. The items inside relate to the company at the beginning of the 2000s. From left is the History Center’s Curator and Executive Director Kay Fisher and donor Sandy Mongold.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Prior to the time capsule donation, the Clinton County History Center already had Irwin Auger Bit items and artifacts in its collections, donated by company employee Pat Payne. Among the historical items is this certificate showing that the first shares of Irwin Auger Bit Company capital stock were bought by J.W. Denver in 1889.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

A time capsule (formerly a popcorn can), filled in 2000 by employees of American Tool Cos. / Irwin Auger Bit Company, is donated this week to the Clinton County History Center. The 120-year-old factory, based in Wilmington, shut down in 2005. Former employees Danny and Sandy Mongold had kept the can and its contents in safekeeping until they made the donation. The time capsule will be opened in January 2025. The items inside relate to the company at the beginning of the 2000s. From left is the History Center’s Curator and Executive Director Kay Fisher and donor Sandy Mongold.

Prior to the time capsule donation, the Clinton County History Center already had Irwin Auger Bit items and artifacts in its collections, donated by company employee Pat Payne. Among the historical items is this certificate showing that the first shares of Irwin Auger Bit Company capital stock were bought by J.W. Denver in 1889.

A time capsule (formerly a popcorn can), filled in 2000 by employees of American Tool Cos. / Irwin Auger Bit Company, is donated this week to the Clinton County History Center. The 120-year-old factory, based in Wilmington, shut down in 2005. Former employees Danny and Sandy Mongold had kept the can and its contents in safekeeping until they made the donation. The time capsule will be opened in January 2025. The items inside relate to the company at the beginning of the 2000s. From left is the History Center’s Curator and Executive Director Kay Fisher and donor Sandy Mongold.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/09/web1_capsule_p_f-1.jpgA time capsule (formerly a popcorn can), filled in 2000 by employees of American Tool Cos. / Irwin Auger Bit Company, is donated this week to the Clinton County History Center. The 120-year-old factory, based in Wilmington, shut down in 2005. Former employees Danny and Sandy Mongold had kept the can and its contents in safekeeping until they made the donation. The time capsule will be opened in January 2025. The items inside relate to the company at the beginning of the 2000s. From left is the History Center’s Curator and Executive Director Kay Fisher and donor Sandy Mongold. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Prior to the time capsule donation, the Clinton County History Center already had Irwin Auger Bit items and artifacts in its collections, donated by company employee Pat Payne. Among the historical items is this certificate showing that the first shares of Irwin Auger Bit Company capital stock were bought by J.W. Denver in 1889.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/09/web1_first_stock_p_f-1.jpgPrior to the time capsule donation, the Clinton County History Center already had Irwin Auger Bit items and artifacts in its collections, donated by company employee Pat Payne. Among the historical items is this certificate showing that the first shares of Irwin Auger Bit Company capital stock were bought by J.W. Denver in 1889. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal