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Posted 4 years ago


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I love old tools....I know nothing about old tools...but I love to hold and look at them. I found this one at the local junker. It was really great because I came across a huge box of old plumber's tools and equiptment. This was only one of them...I may go back and look for some more. So I ask...

What should I look for? and, is this a monkey wrench? It is only about 8 inches long, still works perfectly. No marks except:

____ STEEL



  1. Hems303 Hems303, 4 years ago
    Hi BHock45..I know a little about hand tools.. this adjustable wrench is I believe a plumbers wrench, I think it was an early British invention of the early industrial revolution, but some claim Canadian, others Swedish BUT I know for sure in UK they are known as "STILLSON's" and this is after the US inventor Daniel Chapman Stillson who certainly designed the pattern you have here!

  2. Hems303 Hems303, 4 years ago
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  3. BHock45 BHock45, 4 years ago
    Hey mustangtony, and Hems303. Thanks for the info. There is something perfect about the way the tool pivots to clap at a perfect angle. It is a little hard to explain unless you have held this tool before. Which I am sure you have. I see no marks on this a makers mark or brand/manufacturer name. Is that typical? Also, as I mentioned in the narrative above, there was a whole box of old tools that must have belonged to this plumber. Including a wrench with a long...very long taping handle which formed a sharp point. Perhaps for unclogging pipes? I am going to check out this box again tomorrow. THanks!
  4. BHock45 BHock45, 4 years ago
    *tapering handle.
  5. BHock45 BHock45, 4 years ago
    hey thanks trunkman!

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