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Offline Yadda

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Recent additions
« on: August 14, 2018, 08:14:58 PM »
A friend at work brought me the remnants of his father-in-law's tools.  A Wetzler 6 inch clamp #106, a Wilton 6 inch clamp #406, two Adjustable 4 inch clamps #1440, a Mohawk protractor square, an  Embre square and what is probably a Stanley combination square. A little TLC and rust remover and they should all work well and last another 50 years.
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Recent additions
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2018, 12:25:40 PM »
Sweet.  Small C-clamps are really handy; for six inches and up, for my work, an F clamp usually works better, although there are times when the ability of a C-clamp to maneuver over obstacles means I don't turn down any C-clamp I find.

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Re: Recent additions
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2018, 01:47:56 PM »
Hello, Yadda. Nice finds!! First Wetzler C-Clamp I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing, Lou
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Re: Recent additions
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2018, 04:39:16 PM »
Here is an interesting 7 inch clamp I picked up in a box lot recently.  It is marked Sterns and is obviously old.  There is a spring in the movable section that lets you move it up and down the shaft.

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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2018, 02:22:08 AM »
Hello, Coolford. Nice find!!! I think that was made here in Syracuse, NY, by the E C Stearns Co. Here is a photo from a 1924 catalog. Regards, Lou
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Re: Recent additions
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2018, 05:31:22 AM »
Iptools----those two pictures are almost a match for the position of the movable jaw.  Thanks for the information.----Coolford

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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2018, 06:09:14 PM »
pretty neat.   I wonder if the slot was an earlier or later feature....? 

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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2018, 03:18:49 AM »
Hello, p_toad. Good eye, there does seem to be a slight difference in the shape of the movable jaw. Slight variation in the forging? Or is it just a trick of the light in the photos? Regards,Lou
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