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Offline Clipper

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The cutest little adjustable ever
« on: October 06, 2018, 07:33:57 AM »
Found amongst my late father's tools ...







Description:
  • One side reads: "COVENTRY MOVEMENT Co"
  • The other side reads: "The E.B.C Pat No 263633"
  • Range of adjustment: approx 6mm to 9.5mm
  • Action: plier-like, not parallel
  • Era: Mid 20th Century (best guess)
  • Original Purpose: Horology
  • Dad's Purpose: Probably telecoms (UK Post Office)
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Re: The cutest little adjustable ever
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2018, 08:39:56 AM »
That may be the coolest little adjustable I have ever seen !
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Re: The cutest little adjustable ever
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2018, 09:20:38 AM »
I found it while rummaging for this one ...



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Re: The cutest little adjustable ever
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2018, 11:30:30 AM »
Probably not made to be used as a wrench, more likely a clamp or holding device. It is probably a UK patent or some other European country.

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Re: The cutest little adjustable ever
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2018, 12:48:09 PM »
yeah, that's an interesting little guy for sure.

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Re: The cutest little adjustable ever
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2018, 02:05:14 PM »
E.B.C. Edwin Bolton GB263633 13 Jan 1926 Coventry Movement Co.
Can be found in Adjustable Spanner: History, Origins and Development to 1970
By Ron Geesin
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Re: The cutest little adjustable ever
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2018, 03:29:36 PM »
It is a beauty and a keeper. :grin:

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Re: The cutest little adjustable ever
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2018, 04:47:06 PM »
Very cool little wrench, thanks for sharing!!! Regards, Lou
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Re: The cutest little adjustable ever
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2018, 01:00:37 PM »
Good detective work there Papaw.

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Re: The cutest little adjustable ever
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2018, 09:20:06 AM »
 It is pictured on page 79 of Geesins book. Picture is of a 3 in version. What size is yours ? A neat wrench indeed.
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Re: The cutest little adjustable ever
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2018, 10:59:39 AM »
It is pictured on page 79 of Geesins book. Picture is of a 3 in version. What size is yours ? A neat wrench indeed.
Essentially the same .... maybe 3ΒΌ".

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Re: The cutest little adjustable ever
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2018, 07:34:43 PM »
Never seen anything like it.
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