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Re: Fairmount Tool Collection
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2011, 10:17:54 AM »
Like many, I too have a few Fairmount body tools, but I know somewhere I have a few wrenches as well. I seem to recall fairly routinely running across line wrenches as well. I did not know their line was as extensive as what you have shown though!
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Re: Fairmount Tool Collection
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2011, 10:48:28 AM »
I'm with UB on not knowing the line was extensive.  Have several of the line wrenches and a few combos.
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Re: Fairmount Tool Collection
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2011, 12:10:35 PM »
Gang,

Ok now you've gone and done it again.  The price of Fairmount tools will be going up any day now to rediculous levels.
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Re: Fairmount Tool Collection
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2011, 12:51:24 PM »
chopper1,

I noticed your Fairmount angle wrenches are of the V-gullet design with narrow beams but the other wrenches are all U-gullet with broader beams.  I wonder if that means they were made at a different period of time or if they were made by a different OEM? 
I have a few Fairmount wrenches, but they are extremely rare down here in Tejas.  The good news is they can be had for  reasonable prices because the sellers are totally unfamilier with this brand.

I had a set of Mac angle wrenches that were almost identical to the Fairmount and my 6" Mac & Fairmount industrial finish adjustables are identical.  With Fairmounts heavy involvment with wrench production I have to believe that they were made for Mac.
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Re: Fairmount Tool Collection
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2011, 09:23:57 PM »
Chopper1,

That's an interesting theory.  Do you mind if I copy a couple of your photos and post them on the MAC thread?  I'd like to hear what MattT and Wreckerologist think about the theory and photo evidence.

You don't suppose Fairmount could be the source of all V-gullet wrenches do you (i.e. MAC, Matco, Bonney, Wright, John Deere, etc)?
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Re: Fairmount Tool Collection
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2011, 10:00:39 PM »
Chopper1,

That's an interesting theory.  Do you mind if I copy a couple of your photos and post them on the MAC thread?  I'd like to hear what MattT and Wreckerologist think about the theory and photo evidence.

You don't suppose Fairmount could be the source of all V-gullet wrenches do you (i.e. MAC, Matco, Bonney, Wright, John Deere, etc)?

Gary, No problem using the pic's.  I would find it highly unlikely that Fairmount made the V wrenches for more than a couple companies but would be interested to see what the other's thoughts are.
Another thing I find interesting is all the different styles of wrenches they made.  Here are 5 different styles of combo's.  Also, the only wrenches with the V throat are the angled wrenches and the ignition wrenches.  None of the combo's nor DOE's have the V.
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Re: Fairmount Tool Collection
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