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Unusual Wrench?
« on: July 26, 2017, 02:31:13 PM »
Hello, A co-worker brought in a pile of tools, these are the best from that pile ( I bought all of it). At top is an Internal Pipe Wrench. Next is a Craftsman Adjustable Wrench. The third is my favorite,  marked Craftsman Tool. The fourth one I am not sure of, am heading out for a while, will look into these a little later. Regards, Lou
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Re: Unusual Wrench?
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2017, 08:02:48 PM »
I like the looks of that fourth one, but I have no idea what it is. Some sort of angle measuring device?
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Re: Unusual Wrench?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2017, 01:44:00 AM »
The Craftsman is a patent by George Heckling of Cleveland, Patent #870,781 - Pipe Wrench - https://patents.google.com/patent/US870781A/en

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Re: Unusual Wrench?
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2017, 06:28:44 AM »
Patents granted Dec 9 1924 include a weighing scale, apparently for postage.  I thought the numbers might be degrees but maybe they are grams or ounces?
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Re: Unusual Wrench?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2017, 06:11:45 PM »
Hello, Al. I like the scale idea, but I am not sure that is it. I found this US Patent: 1,518,647 on the DATAMP website, some sort of scriber, may be related. I have attached a few more detailed pics. Thanks for all of your replies, Lou
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Re: Unusual Wrench?
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2017, 05:50:08 AM »
It is a corner gauge for power or telephone/telegraph poles.  patent number 1519082. I had seen one before on a YouTube video mystery tool by mrpete222 I think.

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Re: Unusual Wrench?
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2017, 07:13:16 AM »
Interesting; what corner are you gauging on a pole?

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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2017, 08:35:53 AM »
From reading the patent ,you would be calculating the angle of wire on a pole that is not in line to determine the extra load on it and brace it accordingly. At least that is what I understood from it.

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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2017, 12:27:20 PM »
Ah.  That makes sense.

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Re: Unusual Wrench?
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2017, 02:38:58 PM »
Hello, Rustyfordgarage. Thanks for the info. For those interested , you will need to look up US1519082A. Thanks again for solving this mystery, Lou
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Re: Unusual Wrench?
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2017, 07:45:13 PM »
Glad to help, I knew I had seen it somewhere before.