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Offline wrenchguy

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who and what is this? is it suppose 2b Crane?
« on: December 07, 2017, 10:02:29 AM »
thanks 4 any help.
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Re: who and what is this? is it suppose 2b Crane?
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 10:05:02 AM »
I'll guess...

Leaf spring spreader?

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Re: who and what is this? is it suppose 2b Crane?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 02:01:02 PM »
It's a spreader of some sort, but looks pretty small.  How long is it?  Six inches?
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Re: who and what is this? is it suppose 2b Crane?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2017, 07:41:11 PM »
its a pic from auction site, its coming up saturday.   the yankee handle is only size comparison i know. i agree to spring spreader.  i thought name would google up something.  thanks.
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Re: who and what is this? is it suppose 2b Crane?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2017, 07:54:12 PM »
I'm thinking it is a crate tool.
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Re: who and what is this? is it suppose 2b Crane?
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2017, 10:00:00 AM »
A cigar box hammer I think.

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Re: who and what is this? is it suppose 2b Crane?
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2017, 10:51:40 AM »
A cigar box hammer I think.

i didn't know there was such a thing.  thanks.
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Offline JohnD

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Re: who and what is this? is it suppose 2b Crane?
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2017, 12:25:09 PM »
Search ebay for "cigar box hammer", lots of them on there. I saw a collection of them once at a tool show.

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Re: who and what is this? is it suppose 2b Crane?
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2017, 01:20:45 PM »
Hello,, I have sold a few cigar hammers before, or, cigar box cutters, most carried a label from a cigar company. The rounded end would be the cutter for the seal on the box , and I believe there was a small nail or 2 that helped fasten the lid to the rest of the box. Crane was indeed a Cigar Company, and the House of Crane were Cigar Importers. This may give you a lead on research, and a lot of this is from memory, so my info may not be 100% :-) Regards, Lou

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Re: who and what is this? is it suppose 2b Crane?
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2017, 07:46:55 PM »
Perfect example here of what Papawswrench is all about.
Good work, folks.
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Re: who and what is this? is it suppose 2b Crane?
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2017, 09:14:18 PM »
the tool reads wm crae & co., thanks for everyones effort.

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Re: who and what is this? is it suppose 2b Crane?
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2017, 04:19:20 AM »
I guess we need to start over!!!!!!!!