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German Wrench
« on: March 17, 2019, 11:25:35 AM »
Another wrench question from email-
Can anyone shed some light on this wrench from Germany ? 5/8 with a logo that looks like an eagle to me.
I am not sure what the purpose of the swinging jaw is other than to fit other sizes.
Not in Schultz , unless it is a derivative of #785 , which is called a Chromna Bolgt , and was made in Sweden.

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Re: German Wrench
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2019, 11:32:57 AM »
The jaw when closed, looks to me it would grab 5 sides of a hex head bolt/nut.  The pivot would allow it to release the nut and maybe it would also have a ratcheting effect?  Quite a tool.
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Re: German Wrench
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2019, 11:56:04 AM »
I believe amecks is correct it looks like a ratcheting open end to me as well.
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Re: German Wrench
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2019, 08:02:51 PM »
And Germany is written in English.
No mention of East or West.
Strange.
Made for export?
Never saw anything like it.
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Re: German Wrench
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2019, 08:49:56 PM »
And Germany is written in English.
No mention of East or West.
Strange.
Made for export?
Never saw anything like it.
And it is 5/8 to boot.
I have not seen anything like it either.
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Re: German Wrench
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2019, 04:30:18 AM »
The two Horseheads Mark leads to H.Wilke & Co,Remscheid from the 1930 to 1940

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Re: German Wrench
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2019, 08:18:03 AM »
Great ! I will let him know .
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Re: German Wrench
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2019, 08:42:31 AM »
I feel like I want to try that wrench out. To see if that goofy hinged jaw really "ratchets," or whatever.
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Re: German Wrench
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2019, 09:34:50 PM »
My friends call me Bob. My wife calls me a lot worse.

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Re: German Wrench
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2019, 06:41:55 PM »
Hah!! I was researching a completely different wrench when I stumbled across this U.S. patent. (There's no listing for it on Datamp.) 
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Re: German Wrench
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2019, 06:44:49 PM »
Text says:  Be it known that I, PAUL MEYER, a subject of the German Emperor, and resident of Solingen, Germany, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Screw- Wrenches, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to an improved screw-wrench of ratchet like action, of which the novelty consists in that the open key of the same engages a six-cornered nut on five sides and that any spring or similar auxiliary means are omitted.

In the accompanying drawing, Figures 1 and 2 show side views of the improved screw-wrench with closed key and open key respectively.......
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Re: German Wrench
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2019, 11:25:16 PM »
Ohhh, German wrench. I thought it said German wench and my wife leaned over and said VERBODEN dummkopf.

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