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    Good Old American tools

    https://imgur.com/d6B4qlT https://imgur.com/UBbq3TE https://imgur.com/KBo5qsK https://imgur.com/Xz7jZpr

    I found this wrench in the bilges of a ship in drydock. It looked a little rough, but I took it back to the shop to see if I could clean it up. Glad I did. The wrench felt hefty and heavier than a normal 8in Crescent. Good thing.The sailors were using a pipe (cheater) to open and close a valve or something. Check it out!

    Mort
    Last edited by dmort; 11-13-2022 at 06:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmort View Post
    https://imgur.com/d6B4qlT https://imgur.com/UBbq3TE https://imgur.com/KBo5qsK https://imgur.com/Xz7jZpr

    I found this wrench in the bilges of a ship in drydock. It looked a little rough, but I took it back to the shop to see if I could clean it up. Glad I did. The wrench felt hefty and heavier than a normal 8in Crescent. Good thing.The sailors were using a pipe (cheater) to open and close a valve or something. Check it out!

    Mort
    That's strange have to open each link...
    But, I might have to up ya one, on this wrench....going to find it...
    Ok. I looked in 4 places. It must be buried in my old roll away. It was a Lobster. It also opened up an extra 1/8" maybe a 1/4"...
    I will try to find it tomorrow. I used that wrench for 40 yrs...well ya know....not everyday. Best for making Split Bolt splices in shore power(2/0 weld lead 480VAC on piers) or transformers.
    Last edited by zippy06; 11-13-2022 at 07:41 PM.

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    Tim
    when I was looking at my wrench I thought might have been yours....but again you would never use pipe on a little 8in.

    Mort

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    Thatís an Army medium weight hammer.

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    This is on display at the Gavins Point Dam close to where I live....it's for the turbine shaft. My size 11 is for reference. -Al


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    That's a beater wrench. Put it on nut and beat with a big hammer....

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippy06 View Post
    That's a beater wrench. Put it on nut and beat with a big hammer....
    They have one of the beater hammers there too. They used a piece of aluminum/bronze channel over the flat part of the wrench that the hammer impacted. -Al
    Last edited by Al Nyhus; 11-14-2022 at 11:51 AM.

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    Yup. Thatís a Crescent hammer.

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