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Offline Wrenchmensch

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Shiny King Dick made in 1967
« on: February 22, 2012, 12:51:48 PM »
I offer this in defense of posted older King Dick wrenches which have seen better days.  This shiny 7 5/8" King Dick was found in UK. Its date of manufacture, 1967, is stamped on it. The legend BRITISH MADE is embossed on either side of the KING DICK boss. On the other side, the letter "D" and a model number "A704" are embossed on either side of KING DICK. The opening Across the Flats* (A/F) sizes of the openings are stamped in inches (3/4 A/F and 11/16 A/F) and in some other metric (75 A/F and 69 A/F). The actual opening sizes, in inches, are 3/4 and 11/16.

There is also a small stamped "B S" to the left of the "69 A/F" stamp, and "Chrome Vanadium is stamped on the back side of that jaw. The larger opening is stamped with 9106003↑1967  across the base of the jaw.  I remember being told this wrench was a military surplus item when I bought it 10 years ago.

*Thanks to Gradwell!
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Re: Shiny King Dick made in 1967
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 12:57:16 PM »
...Across the Face (A/F)...

Across the Flats?

Cool wrench!

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Re: Shiny King Dick made in 1967
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 02:00:15 PM »
it is military supply..the arrow head before the date is the military mark..it is in good nick.
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Re: Shiny King Dick made in 1967
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012, 02:21:56 PM »
...the arrow head before the date is the military mark...

You don't say? I have an "electrician's knife" with the same mark. I knew it was produced for the war effort but didn't realize the mark implied that...

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Re: Shiny King Dick made in 1967
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012, 02:59:04 PM »
Benjy:  Thanks for the flash about the arrowhead mark!

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Re: Shiny King Dick made in 1967
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2012, 03:18:59 PM »
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it is in good nick.
It sure is!

"Good nick" makes me think we should have a thread like we used to on the original Tool Talk, concerning some vernacular differences in expression between us in the States and some of our international members.
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Re: Shiny King Dick made in 1967
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2012, 03:35:35 PM »
I have an A704 with no date and no arrow that I can see. Same sizes, and on the 11/16 side it is marked OOA2224. On the body is a mark that looks like a solid rectangle in a circle.
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Re: Shiny King Dick made in 1967
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2012, 04:20:26 PM »
Mine has a capital "D" embossed on the left side of the panel that has A704 on the right.

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Re: Shiny King Dick made in 1967
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2012, 01:21:11 PM »
I Think the Arrow is called broad arrow

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Re: Shiny King Dick made in 1967
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2012, 02:13:05 PM »
You got me all excited with the heading and the first two words in the post.     bob w.
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Re: Shiny King Dick made in 1967
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2012, 04:48:06 PM »
I Think the Arrow is called broad arrow

Yes it is.  Been long in use.  I have a back sword dated 1783 that has the broad arrow put in with a chisel.

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Re: Shiny King Dick made in 1967
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2012, 09:46:38 PM »
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it is in good nick.
It sure is!

"Good nick" makes me think we should have a thread like we used to on the original Tool Talk, concerning some vernacular differences in expression between us in the States and some of our international members.

We all say 'good nick' here as well, now shiny king dick that brought a smile to me face.
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