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One of my favorites
« on: March 15, 2015, 05:38:23 PM »
Roebling Twin Alligator Wrench. I am partial to alligator wrenches and this is only one of my many favorites. Sizes #1 and #2 on a 10" wrench with really good teeth.Made by J A Roebling of Trenton, New Jersey of Brooklyn Bridge fame.



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Re: One of my favorites
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2015, 05:59:45 PM »
I have one of the single end no. 2 Roebling's but have never seen one of the doubles.

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Re: One of my favorites
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2015, 06:00:29 PM »
Were they intended to be used only on square nuts?
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Re: One of my favorites
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2015, 08:40:55 PM »
They were used on other fasteners as well as being used as pipe wrenches.
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Re: One of my favorites
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2015, 02:41:56 PM »
Nice one! Any idea on how many different sizes they made?
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Re: One of my favorites
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2015, 06:18:14 PM »
I don't know what sizes Roebling produced. Others made up #5.
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Re: One of my favorites
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2015, 07:38:46 PM »
I must be dense. I never realized there was a standard numbering system for alligator wrench sizes. 
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Re: One of my favorites
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2015, 08:06:51 PM »
I don't think there ever was.
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Re: One of my favorites
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2015, 02:24:00 PM »
Roebling made a #5 also, I have one, or had one.

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Re: One of my favorites
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2015, 03:05:28 PM »
Are these Roebling wrenches very rare ?

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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2015, 06:13:06 PM »
Not especially rare, but when in good condition, they are beautiful to me!
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