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Author:  Project-6069 [ Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:11 pm ]
Post subject:  CNR Adjustable wrench by Gray made in canada

Does anyone know how old this wrench would be????

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Author:  dinwitty [ Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:24 pm ]
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Gray tools was established in 1912, I sent them a note for their opinion.

awaiting a response.

Author:  Project-6069 [ Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:23 pm ]
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Thanks!

Author:  dinwitty [ Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:26 am ]
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got a reply.

Quote:
Hello,



The details on the wrench in the link below are as follows:



· It was a non-catalogue special to begin

· It entered full time production in 1964

· Our best guess is the wrench in the image might be 1940's or early 1950's



Regards,



Gray Tools Canada

Author:  Project-6069 [ Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:49 am ]
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Brilliant, that will put it pretty much in the time period of 6069 then!

Author:  dinwitty [ Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:27 am ]
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It looks clearly for large nuts than piping which steamers had plenty of.

Author:  alzubal [ Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:31 pm ]
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We always called them monkey wrenches around our house a lot different from a pipe wrench.
Al

Author:  Project-6069 [ Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: CNR Adjustable wrench by Gray made in canada

Took it down to the Loco to see if it fits in the cab wall mounted tool box.. and yes it fits perfectly..!

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Author:  dinwitty [ Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:22 pm ]
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now them other tools....8-D

Author:  Project-6069 [ Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:52 pm ]
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Does anyone know what else fits in there??

Author:  Jason Whiteley [ Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:44 pm ]
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In addition to the above question, what exactly are the small tubes for on the right? They seem to be a common item in these tool boxes but I can't imagine what they'd be used for.

Thanks.

Jason

Author:  sbhunterca [ Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:54 pm ]
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I'm pretty sure a big ball pein hammer would be in the round holes to the left and an alligator wrench (or, more recently, a modern pipe wrench) would be in the slots to the right.

Would the tubes be to hold screwdrivers securely?

For those who haven't used an alligator wrench: http://craftworktools.com/70451.html

Steve Hunter

Author:  Howard P. [ Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:26 pm ]
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Those tubes are probably holders for spare water glasses, wrapped in paper or cloth to cushion them from the bouncing.

Fusees would be another item to fit a round holder like that, but usually more than 3 are carried.

Howard P.

Author:  Dennis Storzek [ Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:43 pm ]
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Going back further (but too far for this CN engine) the short lengths of pipe could hold spare electrodes for carbon arc headlights.

Author:  dinwitty [ Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: CNR Adjustable wrench by Gray made in canada

looks like a bigger tube to the rear, I think I see machined in ends on one tube, probable extensions to get more -ooomph- on tightening a nut on a wrench.

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