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Title: Tools- Two Timmins wrenches from circa 1825
Post by: Wrenchmensch on May 03, 2011, 09:27:16 PM
I have two of these now. These manufactured wrenches are evidence of Britain's head start in the Industrial Revolution.  The small one is 7.5" inches in length, the large one is 10" in length.
Title: Re: Tools- Two Timmins wrenches from circa 1825
Post by: Papaw on May 03, 2011, 09:33:57 PM
I really enjoy seeing your old wrenches!
Title: Re: Tools- Two Timmins wrenches from circa 1825
Post by: anglesmith on May 04, 2011, 01:38:09 AM
The 1845? Timmins Pattern book has 10 different styles of coach wrenches illistrated and a interesting (enclosed screw) wrench on pge 157 is labeled 'Monkey Wrench'. Both the R Timmins and 1820 W C Wynn pattern books are a fasinating insite into early English technology.
Graeme
Title: Re: Tools- Two Timmins wrenches from circa 1825
Post by: 64longstep/Brian on May 04, 2011, 04:26:30 AM
Those are nice!!
Title: Re: Tools- Two Timmins wrenches from circa 1825
Post by: Branson on May 04, 2011, 06:04:02 AM
Very cool wrenches!  Certainly remove any doubt that they were to be used to hammer.  Also interesting to know that the 1845 pattern book labels them as monkey wrenches.  Dates are nifty.

The resourcefulness and imagination of the old workers is amazing, and too often unrecognized.