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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-18-2009, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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I came across an interesting wrench in some old stuff. It is about 18" long and very well made; has a diamond shaped logo on it. The tool looks like an ordinary pipe wrench BUT there are no serrations in the jaws....they are perfectly smooth. This wrench appears to be made of alulminum and as i said, is very well constructed.
Anybody know what it is?
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-18-2009, 04:24 PM
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Sounds like a Monkey wrench. We have them in both steel and aluminum at work.

The flat jows don't mar fittings the way the pipe wrenches do.
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I have a couple of those. Pretty old ones. They make great hammers in a pinch.
As I recall a Stilson wrench, the handle was bent in an S shape. I have one someplace but can't find it right now.
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Sooner or later the Brits will chime in and tell you these are adjustable spanners.

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We call them Adjustable Spanners with no mar faces. U.S. made adjustables go by the name of King Dick over here, a brand name? One of my snake handled wrenches (Stilson?). Has the letter P and a happy snail as the only markings.
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Here you are Mike with British and Aussie names plus a few extra types, I could have shown more but want to see what others come up with, especially Bj.
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My grandfather always called channel locks water pump pliers I may have some Stilson wrenches in my tools. What you call a adjustable wrench he called a crescent wrench. I think some of us are showing our age when we talk about these things.

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Here you are Mike with British and Aussie names plus a few extra types, I could have shown more but want to see what others come up with, especially Bj.
Boy, you got the name right on those adjustable (Crescent) wrenches, i.e. "shifting" spanners. A very descriptive verb. How many knuckles have I skinned working on farm equipment with one of those.
My dad's "tool box" consisted of one of those "shifting" spanners, a 12" common screw driver and a ball peen hammer. If it couldn't be fixed with those tools, we needed an electrician or a welder. God forbid we bought a new part!! Heresy!!

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Crescent wrenches were originally made by the Crescent Co. How about a double sided "French Wrench"? Monkey and Mole wrenches?
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Jerry, you are so right, I had forgotten that when I arrived in Australia in 1964 it had to be explained to me what a Crescent was. Probably because there are so many migrants here from the UK that the name Crescent is no longer common.

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