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A couple old wrenches 4103

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A couple old wrenches
« on: May 26, 2008, 02:16:14 AM »
After reading the a few old tools topic I decided to see if anyone could tell me anything about these two wrenches.



I bought the smaller one on ebay a couple years ago after first seeing them online.

I just bought the larger one this weekend at a antique store were I stop a couple times a year just to look at there old tools.

The old man in the store seem to know a lot about some of the other tools he had around there, but said he never seen one like that before.

Searching B&C online I found this site with some info on them.
http://alloy-artifacts.com/other-makers.html#b+c


Now that I have two I can call it a collection right? :)


« Last Edit: May 26, 2008, 02:20:04 AM by AJ »

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Re: A couple old wrenches
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2008, 03:31:18 AM »
Those are pretty neat! :)  Bemis & Call eh? Never heard of them, although they appear to share some history with Coes (same company that made Benner's wrench)

Wonder why the handle has such an exaggerated S-shape? What advantage would there be? :think:

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Re: A couple old wrenches
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2008, 09:17:48 AM »
I've seen plumber's use similar tool's so they can avoid hitting pipes and stuff, hope this helps :)

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Re: A couple old wrenches
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2008, 11:27:11 AM »
I have no more info to add unfortunately, but they do look like interesting pieces.  :)

Are these just shelf queens now?

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Re: A couple old wrenches
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2008, 02:27:41 PM »
I have no more info to add unfortunately, but they do look like interesting pieces.  :)

Are these just shelf queens now?

Yes, they just hang on the wall in the garage for now.


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Re: A couple old wrenches
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2008, 03:02:52 PM »
I still use mine from time to time.  They are so well built it seems a shame to not use them.

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Re: A couple old wrenches
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2008, 08:45:12 PM »
I like the look of those wrenches the offset could be handy in tight spots and you could also add some extra torque becasue of the offset as well  :think: At least I think it would  :D
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Re: A couple old wrenches
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2008, 11:39:16 PM »
In a solid tool (with no mechanical advantage), only the length of the handle should affect the maximum torque that can be applied to the fastener.

    torque = force applied X length of the lever arm

Unless, for some reason, you could apply more force to the wrench, which I don't believe is the case here.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2008, 11:41:45 PM by NutSAK »

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Re: A couple old wrenches
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2008, 11:46:30 PM »
hey really cool set of vintage pipewrenches u got there.i myselft collect old tools,mostly AUTO/bike industry one but also wrences.
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Re: A couple old wrenches
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2008, 12:07:40 AM »
hey really cool set of vintage pipewrenches u got there.i myselft collect old tools,mostly AUTO/bike industry one but also wrences.

Would love to see some pics.  :)

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Re: A couple old wrenches
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2008, 01:09:03 AM »
pics comin up sir,right after i get this midsummer festival over,there will be some 3 days of bbq,booze,swimming and few gigs,just kickin back with closest friends.
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Re: A couple old wrenches
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2008, 08:30:02 AM »
pics comin up sir,right after i get this midsummer festival over,there will be some 3 days of bbq,booze,swimming and few gigs,just kickin back with closest friends.
Sound's like a right laugh :), if there's women, we'll demand pictures :D

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