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July 2011 Mystery Tool A

| 6/17/2011 9:31:56 AM

Do you recognize this tool? "Norris Bros. Tool Co." is cast into one side; the other side reads "Robinson, Ill." The handle is marked with the numbers 256, one jaw is marked 214, the other 27? (final digit unreadable). Wrench appears to fit only 2-1/2-inch pipe or shaft. Pipe contact area measures 1-1/2 inches wide. A case-hardened part is sharpened to bite into the pipe when the jaws are closed. The more pressure that is applied to the handle, the mor epressure is put on the jaws to close on the pipe.

July 2011 Mystery Tool A 

July 2011 Mystery Tool A 

If you recognize this mystery tool leave a comment by clicking the Comment link below.

Check back here August 16 for the correct answer, or find it in the September 2011 issue of Farm Collector.

Have a tool you want to submit? E-mail us at with at least one photo taken in a well-lit area against a plain background. Include dimensions and any markings on the piece.

ron wrob
7/15/2011 9:20:23 PM

looks like a crimper for tubeing ,tubeing must have been hot as paint is burnt off.

jack pfleeger
6/17/2011 9:52:50 PM

item a i think is used with a puipe threader. grampa hand one on the shop wall but i never saw it used.item b is a belt lacer i have one at work it will lace leather and rubber flat belts. a piece of the lacing is in the picture. thanks jack


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