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Offline john k

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Westline wrench
« on: June 06, 2012, 09:58:03 PM »
I came up with a full tool box at a garage sale.   Lots of SK, Husky, Craftsman, about 35lbs worth.   In among the rusty dreck is an offset combination boxed chrome wrench,   looks  heavy like an old SK.   Westline===Forged in USA on the front, on the back 1/2 and 9/16====H4422.   Did not see anything about Westline in AA, am thinking Western Auto?   Anybody have a clue about who made it or sold it?

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Re: Westline wrench
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012, 10:07:51 PM »
Did not see anything about Westline in AA, am thinking Western Auto?

You're thinking correctly! Westline was a WA brand with known production by Duro & Vlchek...

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Re: Westline wrench
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2012, 10:44:06 AM »
We need a picture here...

If the combo wrench is the one I'm guessing it is, it will have ((  )) markings on the beam.  This Wizard pattern looks very similar to the Proto wrenches with << >> markings on them.  This might suggest that the Wizard wrenches were made by Vlchek/Proto, although I am unsure what the timeframes for either the Wizard or Proto wrenches were.
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Re: Westline wrench
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2012, 11:24:43 AM »
Weren't Westline, Wizard and Westcraft all related under the Duro brand and sold by Western Auto?
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Re: Westline wrench
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2012, 08:55:19 PM »
Here is a pic of the Westline  wrench,  read up on  Western Auto by Alloy Artifacts, but agree with the crowd here, is  a late offering by Western Auto. 
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Re: Westline wrench
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2012, 03:24:07 PM »
john k,

OK, now that we have a photo, your Westline DBE wrench is not the pattern I was thinking it was.  So disregard my comment above.

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