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Offline hosspapa

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15 inch Cresecnt -- Help with Dating
« on: March 23, 2020, 07:50:47 PM »
I've reviewed lots of vintage Crescent wrenches (including those on Alloy Artifacts) and haven't been able to match this 8" adjustable wrench to one of those.

One side reads as follows:

15in ------- Crescent -------   MADE IN U.S.A.

Other side reads as follows:

15in ------- Crescent -------   MADE IN U.S.A.               40

NO (R) symbol accompanies the Crescent.   No Jamestown or Crestoloy references.

 If anyone can give me an approximate date on this wrench, it would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

Offline Northwoods

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Re: 15 inch Cresecnt -- Help with Dating
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2020, 08:03:40 PM »
Crescent wrenches are notoriously hard to date.  The thickness of the head is an indicator, of course.
A little light oil and steel wool will make it look beautiful, though; that is for sure.
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Re: 15 inch Cresecnt -- Help with Dating
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2020, 06:01:09 AM »
The handle design places it well after WW-2. Probably late 50's or 60's.

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Re: 15 inch Cresecnt -- Help with Dating
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2020, 10:21:24 PM »
I bet I have over 100 adjustable wrenches and not one has a tapered handle. All the years I have been buying tools, I have yet to see one in person.

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Re: 15 inch Cresecnt -- Help with Dating
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2020, 05:27:27 AM »
I think tapered handles are only on 15 inch or larger.

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Re: 15 inch Cresecnt -- Help with Dating
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2020, 01:18:30 PM »
My 18 inch & 24 inch both have tapered handles. I didn't look at any of the others I have.

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Re: 15 inch Cresecnt -- Help with Dating
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2020, 01:27:47 PM »
Well, I guess it is time to dig out a few of the larger Crescents, photos soon to follow!!!
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Re: 15 inch Cresecnt -- Help with Dating
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2020, 01:42:37 PM »
Hello, At top is a Crescent 18"  with a straight handle. The next 3 have tapered handles; another Crescent 18", an S-K 16", and at bottom is a Williams 15" . Regards, Lou
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