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Offline FrankLee

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Large Wrenches
« on: May 11, 2011, 02:54:12 PM »
Went back to a garage sale today for another fix and picked up several large wrenches and a few other things that I had seen on Saturday.

The two on the left are identical and have no markings at all. The "small" one is a Case 029W. The wrench on the right is marked with RI circled and very odd sized open ends; 1 17/32 and 1 27/32.



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Re: Large Wrenches
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011, 02:54:52 PM »
From left to right in this picture is a Bonney Hercules wrench, a Trimo wrench, an odd Herbrand #395 driver, and two Nupla hammers.


Not sure what this Herbrand driver is for. Anyone?


Got it all for a whopping $6.00!
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Re: Large Wrenches
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2011, 05:14:50 PM »

The bonney driver fits a screw type fastener, whose name escapes me at the moment. They were used occasionally on old cars and other appliances, primarily for things attaching plastic/fibre/bakelite to metal.

Edit: "Clutch drive" fasteners (1940's-1950's era)

Any chance of a closeup of the fraction on the Rhode Island Tool wrench?
(I want to know if the digits are perpendicular to the wrench handle, or parallel to the crescent)
Any chance it is going to be for sale?
Just a weathered light rust/WD40 mix patina.

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Re: Large Wrenches
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2011, 05:37:02 PM »
Yep, clutch drive, used extensively by GM in the 40's and 50's.
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Re: Large Wrenches
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2011, 05:43:17 PM »

The bonney driver fits a screw type fastener, whose name escapes me at the moment. They were used occasionally on old cars and other appliances, primarily for things attaching plastic/fibre/bakelite to metal.

Edit: "Clutch drive" fasteners (1940's-1950's era)

Any chance of a closeup of the fraction on the Rhode Island Tool wrench?
(I want to know if the digits are perpendicular to the wrench handle, or parallel to the crescent)
Any chance it is going to be for sale?


Here you go...





Thanks for the info on the clutch drive. Not sure about selling yet.
 
 

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Re: Large Wrenches
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2011, 09:39:30 PM »
The clutch drivers were also used on travel trailers.  I had a 71 Jayco and 92 Prowler and they both had fasteners holding the outer skin that needed a clutch driver.
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Re: Large Wrenches
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2011, 06:13:12 AM »

I want to know if the digits are perpendicular to the wrench handle, or parallel to the crescent

What is the significance of print direction?

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Re: Large Wrenches
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2011, 02:55:48 PM »

Thankyou for the closeup.

The reason I care, is that RI tool mostly made contract tools, tools marked with their logo are not all that common, so identifying the contract tools requires identifing the wrenches by other features.

 I have found the fraction alignment to be unusual, and a fair hint that an unmarked tool may have been made by them, but I don't have a very large sample set of 'known wrenches' yet.
NB: Yours is consistant with my known wrenches...
Just a weathered light rust/WD40 mix patina.