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    Posted 9 years ago

    bbmbr2000
    (28 items)

    This wrench measures 38" long.... and 3 1/2 on one end and 3 3/4 " on the other..
    The only markings is a diamond with a W in it.

    it weighs about 35 lbs

    i cant find anything similar online???

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    Comments

    1. Aimathena Aimathena, 9 years ago
      Wow, that is HUGE. What is that used on?
    2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 9 years ago
      I think the guy who made it went "nuts" not bolts.
    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 9 years ago
      I couldn't resist being a wise guy. Now, research their advertising items and I believe you will find what it was used for.
    4. zguy2112 zguy2112, 9 years ago
      You know that might be a gag from the "Think Big" store that was around in the 80's. Not 100% sure, but that store made over sized gags like this.
    5. kerry10456 kerry10456, 9 years ago
      Rail Road, switch stand adjustment wrench
    6. bbmbr2000, 9 years ago
      from what I can find on the "diamond W" marking.....it was made by the J.H. Williams tool company.
    7. stelios stelios, 9 years ago
      very nice wrench!!!!!!!!!!! for giants hahahaha. I found another one at this site http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=704263970.
    8. Mikes-got-alot, 8 years ago
      I have wrenches 5 of them opened end on one side they range in size from4" to 7" and are from 3' to 5'-6" long and weight from 90 to. 150 lbs.
      Does any one know what these were used for. I think boilers?
      Any input will be appreciated.
      Mikes-got-alot
    9. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 years ago
      I was being a wise ass above in my post as I assumed this would be solved quickly. The oldest wrenches of this size I have seen were used on locomotives and train related uses. They still make huge wrenches like this that are used on oil rigs. I have never been on an oil drilling rig but have seen pictures a friend took of the work he does and there were some really huge wrenches.
    10. GeodeJem GeodeJem, 8 years ago
      I used a similar sized spanner when I was an Apprentice rail car fitter in the 70's. The draw-bars that connect each rail wagon to each would ruin their springs so the draw bar would have to be moved and the nut was a two handed job. I also used a Monday Sledge Hammer, so called because it was soo heavy you wouldn't use it on a Tuesday.
    11. Bmarsh88, 4 years ago
      I have similar wrench 2 feet long s wrench ....all I know is late 1880s by j.h. William's Brooklyn

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