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L Jary wrench
« on: September 13, 2017, 05:26:02 PM »
I am going to open myself to trouble with this one. I found this wrench in my tools in a wooden box, and don't remember who gave it to me! If it is someone here, I apologize for my senior moment.
The only marking is what you see- L JARY . Nicely done, like it was factory, or a good craftsman. I did use some chalk to highlight the letters.
The wrench is 7/16" by 1/2", and is 5 1/2" long and 1/4" thick. Built like an engineer's wrench or a post wrench.
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Re: L Jary wrench
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 08:48:25 PM »
Why would someone get uptight about that? Heck I cannot recall who I have bought 99.9% of the tools I own from, either in person or online!  thumbsup2
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Re: L Jary wrench
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 09:00:07 PM »
Whoever made it they made more than one.  I have one here very similar.  No names or numbers at all.
     Gotta keep the odd ones too.  They will never make more.

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Re: L Jary wrench
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 07:41:49 PM »
Buck- The fact that the wrench was in a wooden box that was a perfect size for the wrench makes me think someone gifted it to me.

On further inspection, I noticed that the name is on the bottom of the box, and is spelled differently.  L. N. JARRY. These stampings are not as neat as the ones on the wrench.
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Re: L Jary wrench
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2017, 12:10:39 AM »
Is the box sized for one wrench or a set? Pretty interesting.

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Re: L Jary wrench
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2017, 02:25:33 PM »
Box size is accidental. It is a box with a label inside that says- THAYER'S SCREW DRIVER SETS that looks like it was added to the box and not original to it.
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Re: L Jary wrench
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2017, 10:59:48 PM »
So I will guess L Jarry worked with a set of wrenches and a screwdriver set in some setting it was better to mark all your tools solidly.  Shipyard, mill of sorts or some sort of specialist.

I chased down a owner mark of four dimples in a row to the man in my town.  Turns out he is the grandfather of a boss of mine and worked the local airfield as well as at tractors.   His son later sold off some of them in his later years and I found some of those.  The grandson now has the old man's toolbox with what dad didn't sell and the mark is on all inside.

    Neat bit of local history if of little interest to most now.   Genaro is long gone, so is the airfield and all of his work.   But he left three grandsons currently fixing big yellow machines today.  And those ancient beat up tools are part of his legacy.

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