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Offline mikeswrenches

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A couple more for the Club
« on: September 25, 2013, 01:17:48 PM »
I've been looking for the Boardman's Patent wrench for awhile now, and when the opportunity presented its self at Donnelly's Nashua, NH auction, I took advantage of it.  It is in reasonably good shape, although it does have a few spots of missing nickel. 

The Hjorth Lightning wrench was a bonus, as it was in a box lot and I had not seen it before bidding.  One of those "blind pig finding an acorn moments".  It is in reasonably good condition.

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Re: A couple more for the Club
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2013, 02:12:29 PM »
Nice catches!
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Re: A couple more for the Club
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2019, 08:35:00 AM »
Thread revival! I'm trying to educate myself on the Hjorth "Lightning Wrench" pliers, so I'm searching through old threads looking for info.
Looks like you got a good one there Mike. Most Hjorth pliers found today are stamped with the 1903 patent date. Yours is stamped with the 1896 date, which is a lot harder to find. Congrats.
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Re: A couple more for the Club
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2019, 12:49:02 PM »
Hello, Mike. Those are nice looking tools!!! Regards, Lou
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Re: A couple more for the Club
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2019, 03:13:19 PM »
If I would have been actively looking for that patent date, I’d still be looking. I got lucky  :grin:.
I went and looked at them after Bob's post and found that they  looked much better than the picture. Most of the nickel remains and is bright and shiny; not dull like the picture shows. I think it is the only pair I have now. I did have a pair of larger ones some time ago. But I’m pretty sure I sold them.

Good luck on your hunt! And thanks Lou.

Mike