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    Posted 4 years ago

    edszhi
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    VLCHEK Wrench #WKD 224, Chrome Molybdenum 3/4" and 3/4" specialized open end wrench. Maybe 1934 timeframe. Does anyone know what the special purpose was for specialized tool? (brand of automobile?)

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    1. patchas, 4 years ago
      Just a guess, Possibly used for adjusting valve tappets on a flathead engine..
    2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
      The trademark on this wrench was issued July 25, 1950. So it is a bit newer than you expected.
    3. edszhi, 4 years ago
      Thank you patchas and fhrjr2! I'm glad to have narrowed it down to 1950. Do you think it is a special flathead engine or more of a generic wrench?
    4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
      edszhi from reading the company history I would say it was generic kind of multi use tool. I have two or three of this design but not sure if they are marked. I don't really collect them but buy them to use. The company had military contracts during the earlier years as well as making general use tools. Before 1949 their trademark was the word VLCHEK with an underline. I never gave thought to whether they had a special use until I saw your post and decided to try finding out. Learning is always fun.
    5. edszhi, 4 years ago
      I guess I was hoping that someone had a collection of VLCHEK catalogs so if the tool was specialized I could narrow down to someone who really wanted it. Donating to a local thrift shop wouldn't be as rewarding as finding someone who really wanted/needed it. Thanks for your expertise, fhrjr2.
    6. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
      I will give you a useful link. It is callen wrenching news. Only for wrenches and wrench collectors. It also has links to other wrench collecting sites and if you scroll all the way down you can contact them for help with questions and other information. Might be worth taking a peek.

      http://wrenchingnews.com/

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