Author Topic: Plomb 1224 3/4" combination wrench is too darned short.  (Read 529 times)

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Offline Northwoods

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Plomb 1224 3/4" combination wrench is too darned short.
« on: February 25, 2021, 03:35:16 PM »
This one from 1934 is marked:

1223  3/4  PLVMB  LA  4 D

 Both plomb bobs point down, of course.  It is just a tad over 8" long.
I compared it with a more common combination wrench which is stamped:

1224  .  PLOMB  MADE IN U.S.A.  .  3/4

Again, the plomb bobs point down, but this wrench is a full 9" long.

I am familiar with the earlier wrenches marked Los Angeles, but were the earlier wrenches shorter?

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Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Plomb 1224 3/4" combination wrench is too darned short.
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2021, 03:19:01 PM »
Or is it that the wrenches got caught up in the expansion of the universe?

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Offline Northwoods

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Re: Plomb 1224 3/4" combination wrench is too darned short.
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2021, 05:59:45 PM »

Bill, it is clear that your hypothesis is invalid. 
The proof is that none of my belts have expanded.
OTOH, that might explain why my forehead has expanded quite a lot....
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