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Offline moparthug

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36 inch Plomb wrench
« on: July 08, 2024, 08:23:21 PM »
Just picked up this massive 36 inch long, 5 and a half pound Plomb wrench. I believe after the word plomb is an 8H stamped into it. Can anyone help me track this big beastie down? Obviously a special use wrench, and I'd love to know if it's for steam fittings, railroad, wood mill, military use? Was it part of a set?
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Re: 36 inch Plomb wrench
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2024, 09:51:15 PM »
Nice find... that will have the Plvmbers in a tizzy for sure.

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Re: 36 inch Plomb wrench
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2024, 12:59:54 PM »
The date is 1938 but it doesn’t seem to appear in the ‘38 catalog. Probably special made particularly if it doesn’t have a part number.
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Re: 36 inch Plomb wrench
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2024, 12:19:36 PM »
Was there a shipyard near you?   Out where I live anything oversize was nearly always railroad equipment.
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Re: 36 inch Plomb wrench
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2024, 06:45:06 PM »
Was there a shipyard near you?   Out where I live anything oversize was nearly always railroad equipment.

No ports near me, Portland to the north and San Francisco to the south, but rail you can find just about anywhere in this country. We did have a large WW2 Army Base near by, Camp White, could be a tank tool? Portable bridge tool? 36 inches long for only a 1 inch bolt is just odd, with no signs of hammer marks or a cheater bar being used.
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