Hmmm, very interesting. I have what appears to be almost the same tool as yours, but mine is stamped NATIONAL PLIER CO. INC. BUFFALO, N.Y. PATD NOV. 19, 1907Which is the same date I see on the patent when I click on your link above. Must be this Haeberli fellow who invented it contracted the design out to more than one company? (Image removed from quote.)
The hammer head on mine appears to be smaller?
Quote from: Yadda on March 17, 2014, 01:17:55 AMThe hammer head on mine appears to be smaller?Yeah, I was noticing that too. Probably just normal variation during the life of the forging dies, or perhaps variation in the hand sanding operation.So regarding the markings, is yours also stamped Washington Combination Plier? (mine is not)
I won one of these on the bay tonight. Kinda looking forward to checking it out when it arrives at the end of the week.
Quote from: David on November 11, 2014, 06:57:59 AMI won one of these on the bay tonight. Kinda looking forward to checking it out when it arrives at the end of the week. I saw that one. Great buy! I look forward to seeing it. I spotted the other version in the latest wrenching news auction. I'll try to post a snagged pic.
Thanks for the pics Y! I was unaware that Mckaig Hatch made these also. Another plier to keep an eye out for.
On the 'bay now. This odd lot of pliers includes two Washington Combination pliers including the McKaig-Hatch version. http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=381146763155A little pricey for my taste....
Dang, I wish the guy would have listed all of those separately.