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Offline Plyerman

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Re: My Plierench Collection
« Reply #60 on: January 20, 2018, 08:07:07 AM »
I like the free bottle opener they gave you when ordering in the 1951 ad. Has anyone ever seen one? In my travels I don't remember ever seeing one.
The "free bottle opener" was the EIFEL MULTITOOL.  Examples come up on the "bay" every now & then, but sell for a lot more than the original price of 15 cents.

There are three different versions.  The first one if the E-F Angle screwdriver tool.  It looks very different.  It was given away with the kits in the mid 20's to the late 20's.  The second, The Eifel Multitool was given away with kits and via mail request in magazine ads from 1932ish to around the late 40's.  Th third looks similar to the second and was made after the company moved from Chicago to Chicago 40.  I have one of the two third versions I have ever seen. I bought it out of an eBay store located in Australia.  I have a hand full of the second and a couple of the EF Angle drivers.

Hey Lyndon if you get a sec could you post a picture of your three side by side? Thanks!
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Re: My Plierench Collection
« Reply #61 on: January 20, 2018, 03:55:11 PM »
I like the free bottle opener they gave you when ordering in the 1951 ad. Has anyone ever seen one? In my travels I don't remember ever seeing one.
The "free bottle opener" was the EIFEL MULTITOOL.  Examples come up on the "bay" every now & then, but sell for a lot more than the original price of 15 cents.

There are three different versions.  The first one if the E-F Angle screwdriver tool.  It looks very different.  It was given away with the kits in the mid 20's to the late 20's.  The second, The Eifel Multitool was given away with kits and via mail request in magazine ads from 1932ish to around the late 40's.  Th third looks similar to the second and was made after the company moved from Chicago to Chicago 40.  I have one of the two third versions I have ever seen. I bought it out of an eBay store located in Australia.  I have a hand full of the second and a couple of the EF Angle drivers.

Hey Lyndon if you get a sec could you post a picture of your three side by side? Thanks!

I should be able to do that.... :grin:
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Re: My Plierench Collection
« Reply #62 on: February 04, 2018, 11:14:01 PM »
Here you go. E-F Angle Screwdriver on top, Eifel Multitool in the middle and Plierench at the bottom with the Chicago 40 address.
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Re: My Plierench Collection
« Reply #63 on: February 05, 2018, 08:27:47 AM »
Thanks for the pic. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for them .
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Re: My Plierench Collection
« Reply #64 on: February 05, 2018, 04:23:47 PM »
Hello, Yadda. Thanks for posting. I'm hoping to find one soon, and I hope that I have never left one behind!!!!  Regards, Lou
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Re: My Plierench Collection
« Reply #65 on: February 25, 2018, 04:07:27 PM »
Yes, thank you for posting! I'll add that info to my Plierench data file
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Re: My Plierench Collection
« Reply #66 on: July 02, 2018, 10:03:49 AM »
Found this unused, pristine, NOS Plierench kit today for $30!

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Re: My Plierench Collection
« Reply #67 on: July 02, 2018, 10:06:04 AM »
 I sold a set like that to Bus Haury.
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Re: My Plierench Collection
« Reply #68 on: July 02, 2018, 04:34:53 PM »
Hello, Twertsy. Very nice!!! Regards, Lou
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Re: My Plierench Collection
« Reply #69 on: July 02, 2018, 06:09:24 PM »
Hooooly cow!
Where has that set been for the last umteen years?
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Re: My Plierench Collection
« Reply #70 on: July 02, 2018, 07:14:31 PM »
Seventy-one years and four months to be exact. Master set only missing the reversible jaw, including the pipe adapter and the clamp. Very nice indeed and a great price!
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Re: My Plierench Collection
« Reply #71 on: July 03, 2018, 09:32:55 AM »
Seventy-one years and four months to be exact. Master set only missing the reversible jaw, including the pipe adapter and the clamp. Very nice indeed and a great price!

Yadda, what does the missing jaw look like and, might you have an extra?  I would have sworn this kit was complete as I don't think there was ever even a jaw installed into the wrench.  It's pristine.

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Re: My Plierench Collection
« Reply #72 on: July 04, 2018, 12:00:38 PM »
Hi Twertsy,

You set is probably complete as ordered.  The Master set could be ordered with 3 to 8 jaws.  Finding a Master set with the clamp and pipe clip is a great accomplishment.  Most sets are missing those pieces. 

This link shows the specific internal/external jaw not included in your set.

https://picclick.com/Plierench-Model-8%C2%BD-Tool-Adjustable-Pliers-Wrench-w-302739532211.html#&gid=1&pid=7

I'll check to see if I have any extras.
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Re: My Plierench Collection
« Reply #73 on: August 17, 2021, 06:55:30 PM »
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Re: My Plierench Collection
« Reply #74 on: August 17, 2021, 09:23:57 PM »
Very cool add. Any idea of the date?  Kidda looks like something from the 1960s in Mechanics illustrated or a similar magazine.