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Red power folks are some of the truly finest people out there. 
I received this in the mail from a fellow member. He wouldn’t take reimbursement, but ive got his number now😂

this was made in Hartford Ct, an area my wife’s family hails from. They are from Melrose and Farmington which are either side of the big city. Some light reading tells me the Billings and Spencer Co was a pioneer in adjustable wrenches, but i want to do more research. This is still a fine little wrench and will find a place quite nicely in my toolbox. 
many thanks! 

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18 minutes ago, Sledgehammer said:

Gets down to 1/32 it looks like. Should be a good one 👍🏼

Close enough for a ford machinist. 

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10 minutes ago, vtfireman85 said:

Close enough for a ford machinist. 

Been a lot of things built with a lot less

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I got a couple of those. Slightly different design. They were also a gift from a friend.

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My dad told me decades ago that those were the only wrenches that were designed to be used as a hammer. He claimed that they were a true "monkey wrench". Back when I was young a lot of folks call pipe wrenches a monkey wrench.

 

Rick

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13 minutes ago, oldtanker said:

For wrought iron stuff?

 

Rick

Anything with a square edge actually. I’m not much on ornamental work but once in a while I want a twist in something. 

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