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Offline coolford

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Shaffer Wrench No.1 story
« on: November 28, 2019, 12:43:18 PM »
I was at an estate auction and this wrench was on a table with a bunch of primitive items.  I looked at it and observed the pin in the handle nut (I had never seen this wrench before and could not read the name as it was rusty and dirty) and assumed that someone had drilled a hole in the nut and that something was missing.  They started selling choice off the table and I just stood there observing.  When choice got down to $5.00 someone picked a couple of items and I announced I would also take a choice after the person who had it was finished.  So, this is the wrench, and after looking it up found out it is correct.  It is a monkey/pipe and can also be used as a vise.

Online Bill Houghton

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Re: Shaffer Wrench No.1 story
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2019, 02:56:34 PM »
And I bet it cracks walnuts really nicely, too.  That's a nifty design.

Offline Yadda

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Re: Shaffer Wrench No.1 story
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2019, 06:50:09 PM »
That wrench is very gizmotic.
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

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Re: Shaffer Wrench No.1 story
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2019, 10:15:55 AM »
Patent ( http://www.datamp.org/patents/displayPatent.php?number=937966&typeCode=0 ) is not much help --  there are not many Oklahoma wrenches.