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Who made this big A$$ wrench and what was it intendened for?


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Old 07-07-2019, 11:13:53 PM
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Default Who made this big A$$ wrench and what was it intendened for?

Anyone recognize this wrench. Looks to be made of cast steel. About 3' long ish. opening 4.5" Thanks Rob
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Old 07-07-2019, 11:31:02 PM
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the best guess i can come up with, track adjusting wrench. pre grease jack era. I dont Know! speceialized for sure!
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Default Re: Who made this big A$$ wrench and what was it intendened for?

Big a$$ wrench for big a$$ bolts, my guess would be oilfield, but would cross to any field with big fasteners.
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Yup, even into larger stationary steam or gas engines for flywheel hub bolts.
Save it if you can. Ain't worth nothin' but cool factor far as I know.
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Ignition spanner for setting your points in a magneto.
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some of the early large punch presses had very large wrenches to adjust the rams and also had very large mounting bolts and nuts i still have some of the large wrenches from our old metal forming shop John
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I have it's big brother #8287 It has a 5" opening.
See post 22 in this thread.
https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showt...38#post1574938
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Looks like a wrench I used at a refinery to tighten bolts on BIG presure vessles. The big gest one I used was 6" across, to tighten 2" diameter bolts and nuts. The vessle operated at 10,000 PSI, and 400 degrees! There were 208 bolts and it took 2 days to get them all tight
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Rob , the biggest wrench I ever saw was 24 inches across the flats !! It was the prop nut on the USS Shasta AE-33 Ammo Ship , saw it hanging on the Helo Bay and wondered what the heck it was for, found out at over haul in San Diego
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Hey Steve, we ought to see if we can find the set.🤪
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That would be cool to have a set of the big wrenches! I wonder how may different one's they made?
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Being open end it was not intended to get anything very tight. It would be for something that needed frequent adjustment or removal. That "superman" trade mark ought to ring a bell with someone.
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I have seen "similar" spanners (but not exactly the same) that were supplied with harvesters to wind over the threshing drum in the event of a large blockage. If the drum got blocked you would lower the concave and work the drum back and forwards with a spanner like that to loosen the packed in straw so it could be removed.
Maybe something off one of your stationary threshers ?
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