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Offline johnek

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John - Bahco Collector from Sydney
« on: December 06, 2012, 08:25:43 PM »
Hi,

Just joined. Started collecting BAHCO adjustable spanners a few months back. I had 5 of them from my dad who was an engineer and thought I should get a few more.

Good to hear from anyone in a similar situation


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joHn
Sydney Australia

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Re: John - Bahco Collector from Sydney
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2012, 08:30:18 PM »
Welcome John!

Always happy to hear from a Bahco collector!

And we love photos here, so please post some of your collection...

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Re: John - Bahco Collector from Sydney
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2012, 08:39:25 PM »
Welcome to Tool Talk!
I have a few BAHCO wrenches myself.
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Re: John - Bahco Collector from Sydney
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2012, 09:13:57 PM »
Welcome from British Columbia Canada. When you have time show us some pics of your collection.

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Re: John - Bahco Collector from Sydney
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2012, 10:18:07 PM »
"The board"...I hope the images attach this is a bit weird for me..
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A recent Series 1 Bahco Find
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2012, 10:24:26 PM »
´╗┐Bought this group of old wrenches going cheap on EBay from Melbourne because I thought one was Bahco. It was not disclosed as such, and rust covered the marking. Fortunately I was right.
Its a late Series 1 (1892-1915) as it has parallel sides however shaft is thinner at the end, dates it as between 1910-1915,  The shaft hole is a bit uneven and has a different chamfer on each side so I think its un-original or a modified hole. The last of these had a shaft hole but it was punched. Cleaned up well with rust converter and steel wool. My oldest and yet cheapest to date...
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Re: John - Bahco Collector from Sydney
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2012, 10:26:02 PM »
Awesome stuff!

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Re: John - Bahco Collector from Sydney
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2012, 10:51:46 PM »
Here is my Bicephalous 70/71 (8 inch) - purchased recently from Sweden - made between 1926 to early 1950s
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Re: John - Bahco Collector from Sydney
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2012, 08:02:52 AM »
That double is great! Hard to find, I bet.
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Re: John - Bahco Collector from Sydney
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2012, 09:21:22 AM »
I like that No 3, it's a beauty, Never seen one before.

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Re: John - Bahco Collector from Sydney
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2012, 03:50:43 PM »
Some more from my collection for you to look at:
The smallest (Bacho No 2) is from  year 1903 - 1910. It has a tapered shaft
The middle is another Bacho No. 3 with no hole and is from the year 1910 -1915.
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Re: John - Bahco Collector from Sydney
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2012, 03:57:28 PM »
And here are two big ones...
A Bahco 86 from around 1950 (45 deg head) - 24 inch and the big one is a Bahco 87 (30") more modern (1984-1992) which has a 22.5 deg head. They are next to an old 4" Bahco 69 for size contrast
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Re: John - Bahco Collector from Sydney
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2012, 04:24:05 PM »
I'm jealous!
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Re: John - Bahco Collector from Sydney
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2012, 06:10:12 PM »
Welcome John!  I wish I were educated in Bahco enough to appreciate the details of your collection....but seems you've had an impact in making Papaw jealous.  Its fair to say Bahco will stick out if I run across one in the wild now.  Thanks for sharing, and again Welcome!
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Re: John - Bahco Collector from Sydney
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2012, 04:25:17 PM »
Great collection of stuff I have never seen. Thanks!