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Offline Northwoods

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Brass handled pipe wrench
« on: June 26, 2020, 11:49:45 AM »
Ten inch pipe wrench.
The number 220 clearly stamped on the fixed jaw.
On the shank are four lines.  I will give them as best I can.

STILSONS WRENCH
PAT (followed perhaps by date)
WALW (garbled)
BOSTON
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Offline lptools

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Re: Brass handled pipe wrench
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2020, 12:00:11 PM »
Walworth??
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Offline Northwoods

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Re: Brass handled pipe wrench
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2020, 12:11:10 PM »
Yes, it has to be Walworth; out of Boston.  Just figured that out. 
Now looking for one with brass handle.  It has a 5/16" brass end cap and is cleanly peened on.  Does not look at all to be an owner-made tool.
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Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Brass handled pipe wrench
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2020, 07:27:03 AM »
Could it have originally been a spark-resistant wrench on which the original jaw got lost and replaced with a steel one?

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Re: Brass handled pipe wrench
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2020, 05:13:47 PM »
Or a wooden handled Walworth with a replaced brass handle?  But it looks professionally done. 
BTW, would the missing diamond logo make this Stilson an early or later Walworth?
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