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Classic Auto and Motorcycle Tools => Classic Auto and Motorcycle Tools => Topic started by: stanley62 on June 13, 2011, 03:21:16 PM

Title: Austin
Post by: stanley62 on June 13, 2011, 03:21:16 PM
I found these two wrenches this weekend.  Any Idea if they are Automotive? Austin looks like same script as Austin Healey to me.

  Jim
Title: Re: Austin
Post by: lbgradwell on June 13, 2011, 03:24:14 PM
Automotive indeed...

I also have one.
Title: Re: Austin
Post by: 1930 on June 13, 2011, 06:05:33 PM
Nice looking wrenches, for sale??
Title: Re: Austin
Post by: Papaw on June 13, 2011, 06:23:43 PM
Has the small end of the smaller one been altered? More square like a tool post wrench than the other openings.
Title: Re: Austin
Post by: rusty on June 13, 2011, 06:47:51 PM
Austin before Healey...

You appear to have 2 of the 4 spanners from the tool kit

Photo:Photo of toolkit (http://www.ba7c.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=34:austin-seven-toolkit&catid=21:technical-tips&Itemid=46)
Title: Re: Austin
Post by: lbgradwell on June 13, 2011, 07:15:14 PM
I also have one.

I have two, as it happens:

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c180/lbgradwell/Austin001.jpg)

Notice the logo is slightly different...
Title: Re: Austin
Post by: lbgradwell on June 13, 2011, 07:28:39 PM
Nice looking wrenches, for sale??

Mine could be. Or trade...

They're Whitworth, btw...
Title: Re: Austin
Post by: Hm Wrench on June 13, 2011, 08:09:28 PM
Here is a great link on British car and motorcycle tool kits.

http://www.thevintagetoolco.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=17_18_31&zenid=3gg4csip8rvkd3g4a0ogh7tb55
Title: Re: Austin
Post by: stanley62 on June 14, 2011, 08:42:49 AM
Mine also could be for sale or trade.  Not really sure what they are worth.  PM me if you have something to offer.

  Jim
Title: Re: Austin
Post by: benjy on June 14, 2011, 09:00:20 AM
austin tool kit spanners were notoriously easy to open up under pressure,
not worth alot,,i have some here too..in 3 sizes.
Title: Re: Austin
Post by: stanley62 on June 14, 2011, 11:44:40 AM
I went on the Vintage tool Co site and they have a full set for sale for 35 pounds (around $50?), but the Austin logo is upside down when I compare it to mine.  Would this just be a different vintage?
  Jim
Title: Re: Austin
Post by: 1930 on June 14, 2011, 05:53:40 PM
I like the script, looks like someone cared and took pride in what they were doing, I have nothing to trade that anyone would be interested in and I dont know their value. I guess I better stick with what I know and not stray
Title: Re: Austin
Post by: benjy on June 15, 2011, 08:25:18 AM
the Vintage tool Co  belongs to jafo dd , a member on the old site and a great ebay seller.