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Washington Combination Pliers
on: March 14, 2014, 06:30:14 PM
The Washington Combination Pliers invented by Chris Haeberli (spellings differ) and patented in 1915 has some really cool multitool functions.  Hammer, pliers, wire cutter, snips or shears, screwdriver, pipe wrench, pincers and nail extractor are all listed and functions.

The patent shows Leatherman (1997) and Victorinox (2000) have both referenced this patent.

http://www.google.com/patents/US871585

I picked this one up on a fleabay auction, along with the Kant-Slip Pliers and Eagle Claw Pliers. 

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Re: Washington Combination Pliers
Reply #1 on: March 16, 2014, 09:07:26 PM
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, 1907

Which 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? :think:


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Re: Washington Combination Pliers
Reply #2 on: March 16, 2014, 09:40:03 PM
This reminds me of a tool that I think was called the handyboy or something like that.


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Re: Washington Combination Pliers
Reply #3 on: March 17, 2014, 01:13:22 AM
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, 1907

Which 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? :think:


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Mine has the same stamp.

The info at this link explains the name. 
http://air-guitar-man.blogspot.com/2012/06/tools-washington-combination-pliers.html

There is evidently a licensed version manuf. by McKaig-Hatch.
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Re: Washington Combination Pliers
Reply #4 on: March 17, 2014, 01:17:55 AM
The hammer head on mine appears to be smaller?
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Re: Washington Combination Pliers
Reply #5 on: March 18, 2014, 03:26:03 PM
The 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)
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Re: Washington Combination Pliers
Reply #6 on: March 18, 2014, 05:31:10 PM
The 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)

No mine is just like yours.
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Re: Washington Combination Pliers
Reply #7 on: November 11, 2014, 06:57:59 AM
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.   :)
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Re: Washington Combination Pliers
Reply #8 on: November 12, 2014, 04:40:27 AM
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.   :)

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.
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Re: Washington Combination Pliers
Reply #9 on: November 12, 2014, 06:28:36 AM
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.   :)

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.


I'd like to see the pic of the other version when you get it. 
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Re: Washington Combination Pliers
Reply #10 on: November 13, 2014, 07:23:17 PM
« Last Edit: November 13, 2014, 07:25:29 PM by Yadda »
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Re: Washington Combination Pliers
Reply #11 on: November 14, 2014, 09:56:14 AM
Thanks for the pics Y! I was unaware that Mckaig Hatch made these also. Another plier to keep an eye out for.   :D
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Re: Washington Combination Pliers
Reply #12 on: November 14, 2014, 07:14:04 PM
Thanks for the pics Y! I was unaware that Mckaig Hatch made these also. Another plier to keep an eye out for.   :D

Definitely!  The license was granted to McKaig-Hatch after a buy out or some such thing.  I knew they existed due to an article I read,  but hadn't seen one until this auction.

The Washington Combination Pliers (both versions) are different because they don't appear to be specifically created for fence work.  Most hammer, plier, screwdriver tools are almost always heavy instruments meant to use on fences.
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Re: Washington Combination Pliers
Reply #13 on: November 16, 2014, 07:47:34 AM
I'd agree there not fencing pliers.
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Re: Washington Combination Pliers
Reply #14 on: November 17, 2014, 11:37:44 PM
Here are some pics Y.    :)
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Re: Washington Combination Pliers
Reply #15 on: November 18, 2014, 03:14:15 AM
Nice buy!
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Re: Washington Combination Pliers
Reply #16 on: February 05, 2015, 04:26:57 AM
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=381146763155

A little pricey for my taste....
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Re: Washington Combination Pliers
Reply #17 on: February 05, 2015, 08:45:29 AM
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=381146763155

A little pricey for my taste....


There are some cool pliers in that auction. But way out of my price range.
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Re: Washington Combination Pliers
Reply #18 on: February 06, 2015, 03:09:03 AM
Dang, I wish the guy would have listed all of those separately. :-\
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Re: Washington Combination Pliers
Reply #19 on: February 06, 2015, 04:28:21 AM
Dang, I wish the guy would have listed all of those separately. :-\

Do what I do - make the seller an offer for the individual tools you want.  He might just say OK  :tu:
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