Author Topic: Gittatit Offset Slip Joint Pliers  (Read 1441 times)

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Offline Knucklehead

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Gittatit Offset Slip Joint Pliers
« on: May 27, 2017, 11:43:46 AM »

Tagged along with the bride today checking out yard sales, found an interesting
(to me anyway) pair of pliers. They measure seven inches overall, and had some
slight surface rust, but like me, with a little WD40 and a scrub pad, cleaned up
pretty good.
A lot of the stamping was worn away but there was enough to do some research.
Turns out they were made by the H. D. Smith & Co, a tool manufacturing company
based in Plantsville, Connecticut, founded by Henry D. Smith in 1850. They carry
patent dates of June 9, 1914, and  February 20, 1917. Nice to find a one-hundred
year old tool that still functions.
Here's a picture I pulled of the the web, too lazy to photograph it myself!



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Re: Gittatit Offset Slip Joint Pliers
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2017, 12:04:18 PM »
I have a pair of them.
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Offline lptools

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Re: Gittatit Offset Slip Joint Pliers
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2017, 12:16:56 PM »
Nice find!!!!!
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Offline Plyerman

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Re: Gittatit Offset Slip Joint Pliers
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2017, 04:54:42 PM »
I like the pliers. I like the name too. (Makes the juvenile delinquent inside me grin, hehe)
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Re: Gittatit Offset Slip Joint Pliers
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2017, 05:14:37 PM »
Love the name! Perfect for offset pliers.
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

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Re: Gittatit Offset Slip Joint Pliers
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2017, 07:11:23 PM »
Ouch!
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