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Eifel Multitool 3828

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Eifel Multitool
« on: August 14, 2013, 06:07:41 AM »
I own an Eifel Multitool.  The reason I know it is a multitool is because it is written on the tool.  These neat little collectors items were probably given away to thousands via ads in magazines like Popular Mechanics during the 20's, 30's and 40's.  They also were evidently sold for the outlandish sum of 15 cents because that too is written on the tool.  With four or more screwdriver sections and the all important bottle opener and a center section evidently designed to help pull nails this little multitool is an early predecessor of many of the one piece pocket tools we see today. The whole purpose of this little multitool is really designed to introduce you to the American Plierench Company and it's wonderful Plierench.  I consider this a must have tool for the one piece tool collector. 

« Last Edit: August 14, 2013, 06:17:28 AM by Yadda »

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Re: Eifel Multitool
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2013, 06:15:47 AM »
 8) tool!

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Re: Eifel Multitool
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2013, 12:38:30 PM »
That is indeed pretty cool!

I have just done an eBay search and it seems the plier tool is reasonably common, but this one piece version doesn't seem to exist- at least not at the moment. 

I'll have to keep my eyes open!

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Re: Eifel Multitool
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2013, 12:53:16 PM »
I'll give you 16 cents for that. And they are Eurocents, so you gain even more. Deal?
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Re: Eifel Multitool
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2013, 02:20:01 PM »
Very cool  8)
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Re: Eifel Multitool
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2013, 07:53:34 PM »
I'll give you 16 cents for that. And they are Eurocents, so you gain even more. Deal?

I'm sure we can come to some agreement. If you pay for the flight over I will bring it to you. :D

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Re: Eifel Multitool
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2013, 07:55:51 PM »
We are close to a deal. Where would you like to meet, Myconos, Santorini, Crete, Rhodes or Corfu?



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Re: Eifel Multitool
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2013, 09:50:01 PM »
We are close to a deal. Where would you like to meet, Myconos, Santorini, Crete, Rhodes or Corfu?



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Re: Eifel Multitool
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2013, 09:51:52 PM »
Then Crete, hands down. I'll call you as soon as I win the Lotto.
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Re: Eifel Multitool
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2013, 10:23:43 PM »
Then Crete, hands down. I'll call you as soon as I win the Lotto.


May the mutitool gods smile upon you. Crete it is.  Until then...

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Re: Eifel Multitool
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2013, 02:15:54 AM »
Then Crete, hands down. I'll call you as soon as I win the Lotto.

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Re: Eifel Multitool
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2013, 03:18:53 PM »
Cool! I gotta get me one of those. :)

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Re: Eifel Multitool
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2015, 01:35:22 AM »
I have three of those and my dad has one that is a little thicker no bottle opener on though. 
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Re: Eifel Multitool
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2015, 02:16:21 AM »
VERY Very cool.

That's got to be one of the first tools made with the word multitool on it.  :tu:

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Re: Eifel Multitool
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2015, 02:21:30 AM »
I have three of those and my dad has one that is a little thicker no bottle opener on though.

Your dad's tool is the E-F Angle Screwdriver.  It came with the World Flight versions of the tool from the mid 1920's.It has a key ring hole. Advertisements show you can use the tool to open bottles with caps.

Yours are Eifel Multitools.  They came with the 1932+ version of the tool. It has a nail puller in the center.

There is a third version.  It was manufactured by the Plierench Co. Circa late '40's early '50's.  It looks like the Eifel multitool, but it has a key ring hole. I've only seen one and it came from OZ.  I have it in my collection.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2015, 02:23:07 AM by Yadda »

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Re: Eifel Multitool
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2015, 02:27:11 AM »
I'm keeping my eye out for the pic all
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Re: Eifel Multitool
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2015, 02:40:49 AM »
Here is the pickall
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Re: Eifel Multitool
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2015, 03:55:32 AM »
David may have one.  He has a nice collection.

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Re: Eifel Multitool
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2015, 06:56:15 AM »
David may have one.  He has a nice collection.

I dont have one. I did bid on an assortment of Plierwrench items one of which was a pickall some time back. I got out bid have not seen another since. Hope you find one jhicks.    :)

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Re: Eifel Multitool
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2015, 10:07:18 AM »
I had never seen such a tool.Looks quite cool, I hope its also handy in use.

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Re: Eifel Multitool
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2018, 01:59:16 PM »
Three years since we discussed Eifel multi tools.  I thought it was time for a revisit.

The photo below shows the evolution of the Eifel multi tool from the E-F Angle Screwdriver in the 1920's (top) to the Eifel Multitool of the 30's and 40's (middle)  to the Plierench Corp version in the 50's (bottom). 


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Re: Eifel Multitool
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2018, 02:02:12 PM »
BTW, I have a pickall on the way.  I had to buy a huge lot to get that one little tool, but it helps round out my collection.

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Re: Eifel Multitool
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2019, 07:58:06 PM »
Did you get your Pickall? Would love to see a picture!
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Re: Eifel Multitool
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2019, 03:01:01 AM »
Did you get your Pickall? Would love to see a picture!

I did.  Missing one of the claws, but will still pinch a blister on you finger.  :facepalm:

Will try to get a pic this weekend.

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And get out of here." -  Steely Dan

 

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