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Offline Fatboy

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Fordson Adjustable maker ID help needed
« on: May 08, 2011, 09:14:45 PM »
10" I'm wondering who the maker is any help appreciated, LMS? Stamped Fordson with faint Ford script.
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Re: Fordson Adjustable maker ID help needed
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2011, 04:34:20 PM »

All I can find is that L-M-S Motor Co, New York, was a ford distributor..
.(Inc 1912, to make engines, etc,has a engine patent, but by 1916  listed as Ford distributor)

Can't find any photo to check the logo tho....

Plausable they were buying and stamping wrenches to sell to fordson owners, I guess..
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Re: Fordson Adjustable maker ID help needed
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2011, 06:07:40 PM »
I have a Fordson wrench that looks just like yours except that mine does not have any makers mark on it.  Maybe yours was stamped by a distributor, I don't really know.   I do know that I like the wrench, you don't find too many adjustable Fordson wrenches with the open handle.

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Re: Fordson Adjustable maker ID help needed
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2011, 07:51:13 PM »
The FORDSON mark looks like the mark on some tools made by Vlchek for Fordson, but I don't think Vlchek made adjustables. Seen on Alloy Artifacts- http://home.comcast.net/~alloy-artifacts/vlchek-story.html

Also looks like Keystone-
 
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Re: Fordson Adjustable maker ID help needed
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2011, 08:55:09 PM »
I'm thinking that I agree the lms is probably the distributor mark, that vlchek stamp does look the same.
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