1939 Fed Specs: Pipe Wrench (41-W-1660, -1662, -1663)

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Re: 1939 Fed Specs: Pipe Wrench (41-W-1660, -1662, -1663)

Post by d42jeep » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:05 pm

I received another Walworth ad from 1945 to go with my ad posted up thread and my '42 catalog. I also picked up an 8" and 6" wrench, both dated 1942.
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6" & 8" 1942 pipe wrenches
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Re: 1939 Fed Specs: Pipe Wrench (41-W-1660, -1662, -1663)

Post by d42jeep » Fri May 27, 2016 3:18 am

I found a 1937 Walworth Walco ad on the internet recently. The earlier Walco wrenches obviously didn't have the replaceable lower jaw.
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Re: 1939 Fed Specs: Pipe Wrench (41-W-1660, -1662, -1663)

Post by d42jeep » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:54 am

I’m adding to this older but very useful thread for any possible newer GMTK collectors. I can’t seem to pass on these wartime Walco wrenches when I find them at a bargain on eBay.
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41-W-1662 Pipe Wrench 10" - Walworth HD Walco
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Ford GPW 76344 DOD 11/42 Built in Richmond, CA

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Re: 1939 Fed Specs: Pipe Wrench (41-W-1660, -1662, -1663)

Post by Len Jones » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:29 am

Don there must be something about these Walco wrenches - :lol: - These ones followed me home too.

They turn up here in the U.K. - these are my auto jumble finds.
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Re: 1939 Fed Specs: Pipe Wrench (41-W-1660, -1662, -1663)

Post by d42jeep » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:33 pm

Len,
Those are nice looking. It's good to see that Walco wartime wrenches are turning up in the U.K. That adds to the likelihood that they were supplied in GMTKs. Here is my collection ranging from 6" to 24".
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Re: 1939 Fed Specs: Pipe Wrench (41-W-1660, -1662, -1663)

Post by d42jeep » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:03 pm

I recently found another Alloy Trimo 14” pipe wrench that is a match for the USN marked one in my NAF Navy toolbox. Neither of these wrenches have the CR MOL marking on the movable jaw. I’m starting to believe that the markings were removed since the jaw was made of a different alloy during the wartime metal restrictions.
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