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Farm and Implement Wrenches and Tools => Farm Implement Wrenches and Tools => Topic started by: cgw2also on May 24, 2017, 10:22:26 PM

Title: LARGE Old wrench for tractor or implement?
Post by: cgw2also on May 24, 2017, 10:22:26 PM
 Saw this one in an antique store last week and went back 2 days ago and bought it cause it was so different. First thing that caught my eye is it's size, about 19 inches. Then what is usually the flat smooth area around the openings reminds me of a crescent moon on this one because of the shape. I quickly realized it was pre 1929 due to the sizes marked for the openings, 3/4 and 7/8, which actually measure 1 3/8 and 1 1/2 which are marked 32 & 38 on the other side. Then in about the center of the side marked 32&38 is a triangle with an S inside. Did some searching on various sites for who might have used the triangle S as their logo/trademark but found nothing. Can anyone out there tell me more about this wrench, maker, approximate age, what it was used on/for? TIA for any help you can provide.

Newbie Charlie
Title: Re: LARGE Old wrench for tractor or implement?
Post by: leg17 on May 24, 2017, 11:52:03 PM
Looks fairly modern of Asian or European descent.
Title: Re: LARGE Old wrench for tractor or implement?
Post by: amecks on May 25, 2017, 05:25:41 AM
32 and 38 are likely millimeters.  They correspond closely to the inch measurements you made.  The markings 3/4 and 7/8 are likely Whitworth which also correspond to the "across the flats" measurements.
Probably not an antique but a cool wrench regardless.
Al
Title: Re: LARGE Old wrench for tractor or implement?
Post by: bill300d on May 25, 2017, 05:53:03 AM
I agree with all said. I would guess its of German lineage.
Title: Re: LARGE Old wrench for tractor or implement?
Post by: cgw2also on May 25, 2017, 06:52:07 AM
 WOW! What a wealth of knowledge we have on this site. Many thanks to all who have/may chime in. I would never have guessed a European connection. I will be contacting the person who had it at the antique store to see if they can tell me where/how they might have obtained it, I definitely would like to know more about it. I suppose it could have made its way to the USA with someone immigrating.

Newbie Charlie
Title: Re: LARGE Old wrench for tractor or implement?
Post by: leg17 on August 28, 2018, 05:24:59 AM
.....I suppose it could have made its way to the USA with someone immigrating.
Newbie Charlie

Lots of imported machinery are (is?) supplied with tooling such as wrenches.
Probably came from Europe or Asia  with a machine.
Title: Re: LARGE Old wrench for tractor or implement?
Post by: strik9 on August 29, 2018, 02:32:16 PM
That design of wrench was made in Germany between 1890 and 1928 mostly as a kit wrench or hardware store stocks.

   I have two marked Ehlis which was a hardware store in Spain 1895 to present actually but under s new name as a chain. 

They also were marked for Panhard  luxury csrs made in France in the 1920's.

Sadly the owner of the car has died but he did get me most of the (sparce) info I have.  The goal is to track them to the factory in Germany.  I currently have two known buyers and your mystery triangle S logo.  Any clue can help.
Title: Re: LARGE Old wrench for tractor or implement?
Post by: cgw2also on September 02, 2018, 12:27:22 PM
 Late last year I finally found the following information in a book by JOHN WALTER    GERMAN CUTLERS, TOOLMAKERS and METALSMITHS
An Illustrated Register of Trademarks and Brand Names, 1871-1945
S, within a triangle (1897, no. 21277): C.G. Schönweiss,
Hagen i.W. Registry class: 9b. Style: roman.
 I no longer have the wrench as I sold it after finding the above information.

Charlie