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Offline d42jeep

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Re: Barcalo Buffalo
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2019, 01:52:10 AM »
A few more Barcalo adjustable wrenches. The first picture is of the unique double panel adjustable wrenches. The next wrenches are a similar style but with reinforced hanging holes. The last picture is of their conventional adjustables except the bottom wrench was made by Danielson.
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« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2019, 08:21:46 AM »
Nice collection Don! Those double panel adjustables have unique styling.  Do you have a time frame of when they were manufactured?
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« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2019, 08:34:34 AM »
This is from 1920. One recently turned up in a picture of a WW2 specialized toolset.
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Re: Barcalo Buffalo
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2019, 12:34:07 PM »
They are pretty sexy-looking. And thanks for posting the pictures. Nice collection!
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« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2019, 10:42:25 PM »
My pleasure. Here is some more 7 in 1 info.
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« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2019, 04:57:05 AM »
My pleasure. Here is some more 7 in 1 info.
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« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2019, 05:59:45 AM »
While we're on the Barcalo brand, I admit having an affinity for the modern tool (1958)  with the distinctive box end.

http://alloy-artifacts.org/Photos/tools/barcalo_c24_wrench_combo_scoop_panel_f_cropped_inset2.jpg
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« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2019, 02:24:10 PM »
My pleasure. Here is some more 7 in 1 info.
-Don

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Re: Barcalo Buffalo
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2019, 02:31:56 PM »
While we're on the Barcalo brand, I admit having an affinity for the modern tool (1958)  with the distinctive box end.

http://alloy-artifacts.org/Photos/tools/barcalo_c24_wrench_combo_scoop_panel_f_cropped_inset2.jpg
When I saw this on eBay, I couldn't resist it.
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Re: Barcalo Buffalo
« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2019, 07:20:22 PM »
Well played, d42.
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« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2019, 05:14:21 AM »
While we're on the Barcalo brand, I admit having an affinity for the modern tool (1958)  with the distinctive box end.

http://alloy-artifacts.org/Photos/tools/barcalo_c24_wrench_combo_scoop_panel_f_cropped_inset2.jpg

Is the box end a design feature or does it have a practical applicability?
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« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2019, 06:50:23 AM »
Don't know whether the design is cosmetic or structural.  It does, though, allow for a flatter profile, FWTW.
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« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2019, 07:13:47 AM »
'Transitional' pattern providing the advantage of an offset wrench while eliminating the offsetting process in manufacture.
See AA for more info.
Patent D177636.

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« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2019, 04:48:43 AM »
'Transitional' pattern providing the advantage of an offset wrench while eliminating the offsetting process in manufacture.
See AA for more info.
Patent D177636.

Don't know whether the design is cosmetic or structural.  It does, though, allow for a flatter profile, FWTW.

Great info, led to some great reading.  Thanks!
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Re: Barcalo Buffalo
« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2019, 10:09:15 AM »
'Transitional' pattern providing the advantage of an offset wrench while eliminating the offsetting process in manufacture.
See AA for more info.
Patent D177636.
( http://www.datamp.org/patents/displayPatent.php?number=177636&typeCode=2 ) is my DATAMP entry for design patent D177,636. 
( https://books.google.com/books?id=MSwDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA164#v=onepage&q&f=false ) Is Dec. 1958 Popular Science "new tool" summary of the TAPER DESIGN wrenches from BARCALO.