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Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool 22089

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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2014, 04:29:39 AM »
I added another starter set.  This is a 1933.  This is the first year of the second patent. 


The second photo is a comparison shot with a 1950 and the 1933.

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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2014, 04:32:04 AM »
This is another recent Plierench acquisition. The sticker has the Masterform company name.


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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2014, 05:19:02 AM »
A couple good additions to your colletion!    8)     :)

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2014, 11:49:27 PM »
Nice!

So were there any big changes between 1933 and 1950?

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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #34 on: March 29, 2014, 01:45:11 AM »
Nice!

So were there any big changes between 1933 and 1950?

In 1933 the tool were made in chrome molly, staring around 1950, the tools were created in the blackened metal.

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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #35 on: April 08, 2014, 01:16:25 AM »
It was interesting and cool to find this site and post. Thank you.

So I have the Eifel Geared Plierench. It is the 8 1/2", dated 8 month, 1946. I have 3 jaws, which include the cutting jaw with clip. I also have the cloth case and everything is in excellent condition with little to no wear. I also have two (2) original brochure/manuals.

It is very cool tool indeed. As I am getting older and trying to downsize a bit, I am debating selling mine. I know prices vary greatly. Given that this set is a complete with the manuals, any suggestion on a value or market? Anyone interested can post or also email me.

Thank you,
Fred
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #36 on: April 08, 2014, 04:32:52 AM »
It was interesting and cool to find this site and post. Thank you.

So I have the Eifel Geared Plierench. It is the 8 1/2", dated 8 month, 1946. I have 3 jaws, which include the cutting jaw with clip. I also have the cloth case and everything is in excellent condition with little to no wear. I also have two (2) original brochure/manuals.

It is very cool tool indeed. As I am getting older and trying to downsize a bit, I am debating selling mine. I know prices vary greatly. Given that this set is a complete with the manuals, any suggestion on a value or market? Anyone interested can post or also email me.

Thank you,
Fred

Hi Fred, welcome to the forum. Nice Plierench set. :salute:  Check eBay for recent prices.   If you decide to sell, there are collectors here   :whistle: and  a sales forum ;)
« Last Edit: April 08, 2014, 04:35:44 AM by Yadda »

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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #37 on: April 08, 2014, 05:01:42 AM »
Thank you Yadda.

I will look into the sale forum. Great advice.

Price is elusive since eBay has many different condition units, and  most are well "used". None have the clip or manuals. I just want it to be fair to a buyer and myself. My old friend (he would be in his 100's) bought this new in 1946 and took such good care of it. He would have liked that. I have never used it myself other than to play with it a bit.

I hope someone that collects and preserves it ends up with it. Even the two manuals are in pretty decent shape considering (they are clean). 

Maybe offer the second manual to a separate collector? Don't know if those are desired much.

So I will do some research and let you all know. Thanks again. Miss the days of quality, invention, and American pride in a job well done with ones' hands!
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #38 on: April 08, 2014, 01:19:19 PM »
The manuals are collectible.   I've seen them go for around $10 to $30 without the tools.  The clip, case and manual make it more valuable. You also have the pipe cutter jaw which is not as common. 

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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #39 on: April 08, 2014, 02:35:30 PM »
Thank you. That all makes sense. I think the pipe cutter jaw is also for splitting nuts when they are stripped or frozen? All great info. I will stay in touch. Great site, thread, and thanks again

Fred
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #40 on: April 08, 2014, 11:38:39 PM »
Sent you an email Yadda. Let me know if that gets to you! Newbie Me.
Fred
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #41 on: April 13, 2014, 05:21:14 PM »
That looks like a great set Fred! I don't believe I have ever seen the pipe cutter jaw before. Those must be fairly rare. :salute:

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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #42 on: April 13, 2014, 07:44:27 PM »
Thank you for posting J-sews. I think all of these probably came with a set of jaws but I don't know that answer.  Problem with many old things parts get lost or tossed. Especially when an owner passes along and the next person has not a clue what they are looking at.

I too am guilty over the years of tossing things that are now rare or collectible.  But then again if everyone saved everything nothing would end up rare and collectible.  :)

I'll be posting my plyerench in the classifieds this week if anyone is interested look for it. That might keep me from the temptation to start using it for which it was designed.  :cheers:
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #43 on: April 17, 2014, 05:53:56 AM »
So I am digging through stuff today and look what I found. Another Eifel Plyerench, but this one is much older. The Patent date is 5/2/26. 98 years ago.

Also cast into the wrench is Flashsls, Chicago (Guessing manufacturer)?

Note picture with white 'powder' was so my older eyes could read the casting in low light conditions indoors. I also took a photo of this older tool next to the 1946 era tool set I have.

Any info appreciated. Anyone looking for an older one with the early patent date let me know. Delays prevented me doing the for sale forum thing yet, but both mine are going to new homes soon I hope.

EDIT: Per Yadda's previous posts this is the "World Flight" set. I will look to see if I have other jaws to it. This one was not in a case and looks like my friend William used these much more than his newer set from 1946.

Thanks Fred
« Last Edit: April 17, 2014, 06:21:03 AM by MetroMechanic »
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #44 on: April 17, 2014, 08:20:47 PM »
Wow, nice find Fred. Looks like it's held up fairly well to 98 years of use. As regards the wording, mine has some apostrophes and so looks like this:  FLASHS'L'S CHICAGO


Hopefully Lyndon will be along soon and tell us what the "FLASHS'L'S" means. :)

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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #45 on: April 17, 2014, 08:48:27 PM »
I was wondering if it meant Flash S.L.S., The Eifel Flash? Maybe?  8)

And I think Yadda (Lyndon?) stated in posts that the "Wrold flight" model like this was produced from 1923- 1933/34?????? Probably patented 5/2/16 and took a few years to become a production item?????

Interesting to say the least! Pretty amazing tools for their time. I think man re-invents the whell over and over.  :D

Fred
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #46 on: April 18, 2014, 12:12:16 AM »
Has anyone compared the Plierench to the Knipex parallel jawed pliers. I am thinking of these:
http://www.amazon.com/KNI...ords=knipex+pliers+wrench

They seem to have a similar action and leverage, but the jaws are not switchable of course. Basically, I am wondering if newer materials and design have benefits, but also whether the extra cost is worth it. Appreciate that the Knipex are not a vintage tool, and are not a collectible (yet!!).

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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #47 on: April 18, 2014, 12:31:24 AM »
Interesting. My thoughts.

A cross between a channel lock and a cam driven jaw. I think the plyerench would be stronger and way more versatile. Also probably cheaper even though vintage, at least for a good working pair. At $54 and potential shipping that is one pricey single function plyer. Chrome moly steel like the plyerench is very strong stuff and would be expensive in today's manufacturing world.
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #48 on: April 18, 2014, 05:31:13 AM »
Wow, nice find Fred. Looks like it's held up fairly well to 98 years of use. As regards the wording, mine has some apostrophes and so looks like this:  FLASHS'L'S CHICAGO


Hopefully Lyndon will be along soon and tell us what the "FLASHS'L'S" means. :)

Flash S'L'S= Flash Sales Company - Flash Sales Co was the marketing arm of the Eifel Flash Corp.

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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #49 on: April 18, 2014, 05:39:26 AM »
So I am digging through stuff today and look what I found. Another Eifel Plyerench, but this one is much older. The Patent date is 5/2/26. 98 years ago.

Also cast into the wrench is Flashsls, Chicago (Guessing manufacturer)?

Note picture with white 'powder' was so my older eyes could read the casting in low light conditions indoors. I also took a photo of this older tool next to the 1946 era tool set I have.

Any info appreciated. Anyone looking for an older one with the early patent date let me know. Delays prevented me doing the for sale forum thing yet, but both mine are going to new homes soon I hope.

EDIT: Per Yadda's previous posts this is the "World Flight" set. I will look to see if I have other jaws to it. This one was not in a case and looks like my friend William used these much more than his newer set from 1946.

Thanks Fred

This a World Flight model of the Famous Plierench :D.  This was manufactured with little to no change between 1924 and 1931-32.  These tools do not have a production date , but they do have the original patent date of 1916.  These tools are sturdy and heavy.





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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #50 on: April 18, 2014, 06:13:16 AM »
Great information as usual.  Now look what happened.  I am falling back in love with my plyerench(s). Knowing all this history made them even more appealing.
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #51 on: April 18, 2014, 09:03:54 PM »
 :climber:
Great information as usual.  Now look what happened.  I am falling back in love with my plyerench(s). Knowing all this history made them even more appealing.

 The different models, the history and the price makes them fun to collect.

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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #52 on: April 21, 2014, 09:21:22 PM »
Here is some pics of the ones I've got recently.

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #53 on: April 21, 2014, 09:27:18 PM »
One more.

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #54 on: April 22, 2014, 02:07:59 AM »

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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #55 on: April 22, 2014, 02:13:03 AM »
Here is some pics of the ones I've got recently.

Welcome to the club!

You have an E-F Angle Driver!  Nice!


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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #56 on: April 22, 2014, 03:53:27 AM »
Nice collection David. :)
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #57 on: April 22, 2014, 04:05:36 AM »
Thank you Lyndon and Fred.     :)

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #58 on: April 23, 2014, 03:55:19 AM »
Good ones David! So what is an E-F Angle Driver? Is it the little one piece tool?

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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
« Reply #59 on: April 23, 2014, 04:40:35 AM »
Good ones David! So what is an E-F Angle Driver? Is it the little one piece tool?

Yes!!!

It is the predecessor of the Eifel Multitool.  I didn't have one until today....  More on that later.  The little one piece tool is between 75 and 90 years old!

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