Featured Primitive 5/8" X 3/4" Wrench: 'M' in Diamond No 1253

Discussion in 'Tools' started by wlwhittier, Sep 9, 2023.

  1. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    Charming ain't a word commonly associated with cold iron, but there are several aspects of this I find so. ~7" long, 1/4" thick, 6.35 ounces.
    It's been stamp-sheared from hot-rolled steel, with little if any finishing effort evident. If simple function is beauty, this is tres magnifique!

    But seriously, folks...who made it?

    I'll guess early 20th C, but that's all I can say with assurance. The spanner sizes marked are for the bolt-head rather than, as was the case in the 19th C, for the bolt-body diameter.

    Any ideas? Thanks for lookin'!

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  2. ulilwitch

    ulilwitch Well-Known Member

    My husband has a few of these and I asked him what they were for. He said they are for working on his tractors. Anyway, I found this one on ebay.
    Vintage Diamond M S-Curve 1253 Wrench 5/8 & 3/4 Made In USA
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    US $18.00
  3. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    I don't want to be around the presses that made those.
  4. Rayo56

    Rayo56 Well-Known Member

    What could possibly go wrong? :)

  5. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    I once went for a job interview at a place that made stamped metal garden sheds. A hundred yards away from the building, I was bouncing along the sidewalk from the force of the presses. I just turned around and left.
  6. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

  7. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    Looks like a tractor wrench. Model t wrenches same shape.
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  8. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    Very helpful, sabre...Thanks!!
    sabre123 likes this.
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