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Offline jimwrench

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smalls from auction
« on: October 08, 2012, 05:52:57 PM »
 Got these smalls at auction today. The GJ adjustable is smooth. The two armed wrench looks familiar but can't place it. Most of others are magneto and ignition wrenchs. (several splitdorf) Any info on the two armed one appreciated.
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Offline Branson

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Re: smalls from auction
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2012, 05:33:20 AM »

The two armed wrench looks familiar but can't place it. Most of others are magneto and ignition wrenchs. (several splitdorf) Any info on the two armed one appreciated.

1930 has one of these, and I'll let him tell you what he found out about it.  He sent me a copy of a catalog with this wrench.  He did the research, so it's his information.

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Re: smalls from auction
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2012, 07:26:43 AM »
I like that arm wrench, never saw one other than a photo.
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Re: smalls from auction
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2012, 05:05:10 PM »
2 arm is in Schulz #903, Mfg Gray Toronto is all that is listed.

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Re: smalls from auction
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2012, 05:24:23 PM »
OK.  I got the catalog from 1930.  What you have is a "GW-1 Special Wrench (case hardened), for changing charging rate on all Ford and Liberty generators as used on Ford cars."  Quote from catalog #9, Gilfillan Automotive Replacement Parts, Manufactured by Gilfillan Bros., Inc., Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, Oakland.   Retail price, 50 cents, 25 cents wholesale. 

1939 has the one I ran across last year.

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Re: smalls from auction
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2012, 06:30:33 PM »
This is definitely the GW-1 so Gilfillan generator wrench seems right.
Don't know if Schulz wrench was same as can't see part no. in his photo.Looks like he got maker wrong or his wrench was not same one,but I believe it is same wrench.
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Re: smalls from auction
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2012, 05:34:57 AM »
Yours has the Gilfillan Brothers'  GB logo, too. 

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Re: smalls from auction
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2012, 07:31:35 AM »
That is a sweet little collection there. Nice Haul !

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Re: smalls from auction
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2012, 10:29:45 AM »
That is a great good haul!
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Re: smalls from auction
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2012, 12:12:56 PM »
 Believe the two armed wrench is an aftermarket version of the Ford 5Z806 for adjustung generator brushs on 1919-1927 fords.
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Offline Mel Larsen

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Re: smalls from auction
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2012, 09:18:36 PM »
What are the dimensions of these critters?  Could you post a photo with something to compare size?
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« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2012, 07:45:13 PM »
Heres a pic for size comparison.
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Offline Mel Larsen

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Re: smalls from auction
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2012, 08:32:54 PM »
Thanks Jim, those are smaller than I thought.  Nice bunch of wrenches.
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