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Offline Wrenchmensch

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Roswell Cook of Ilion, NY made this
« on: May 01, 2011, 02:18:04 PM »
A nice carriage wrench with nut-retaining feature was made in 1885 by Roswell Cook in Ilion, NY.

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Re: Roswell Cook of Ilion, NY made this
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2011, 05:57:36 AM »
I cant see how the heck this thing works, does that arm pivot to hold the nut, it seems to me the two bottom pict. shows a different wrench, I can see where it might swivel on bottom pict. but cannot see the little rivet on the middle pict.
Always looking for what interests me, anything early Dodge Brothers/Graham Brothers trucks ( pre 1932 or so ) and slant six / Super six parts.

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Re: Roswell Cook of Ilion, NY made this
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2011, 02:14:26 PM »
One squeezes the little arm on the bottom upward against the main body of the wrench which pivots the nut-locking other end of the little arm inward into a shaft on the inner side of the square end. I believe the maker left a bar for the arm to pivot around in designing this wrench. This would eliminate the need for a pin. After inserting the arm piece into the wrench body, the maker then pinned the heavy spring to the top surface of the wrench.