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 Post subject: CNR Adjustable wrench by Gray made in canada
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:11 pm 

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


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 Post subject: Re: CNR Adjustable wrench by Gray made in canada
PostPosted: 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.

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 Post subject: Re: CNR Adjustable wrench by Gray made in canada
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:23 pm 

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Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: CNR Adjustable wrench by Gray made in canada
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:26 am 

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got a reply.

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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



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 Post subject: Re: CNR Adjustable wrench by Gray made in canada
PostPosted: 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!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:27 am 

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It looks clearly for large nuts than piping which steamers had plenty of.


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 Post subject: Re: CNR Adjustable wrench by Gray made in canada
PostPosted: 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.
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 Post subject: Re: CNR Adjustable wrench by Gray made in canada
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:47 pm 

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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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 Post subject: Re: CNR Adjustable wrench by Gray made in canada
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:22 pm 

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now them other tools....8-D


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 Post subject: Re: CNR Adjustable wrench by Gray made in canada
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:52 pm 

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Does anyone know what else fits in there??

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PostPosted: 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.

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 Post subject: Re: CNR Adjustable wrench by Gray made in canada
PostPosted: 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

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PostPosted: 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.

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PostPosted: 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.

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

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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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