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My JH Williams Wrench Display Board


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I remember my dad having 2 or 3 BIG wrenches like those Fred has pictured. Dad also had a couple of large nuts, probably 4 to 5 inches across. The story dad told me on them was a large steel truss bridge was built here in the county around 1900 (I remember the bridge although it was torn down in the mid 1970's). The bridge had large rods (probably 2 1/2 to 3 inch in diameter) running from the top of the bridge to the bottom at around 45 degree angles. The big rods has large nuts on each end and the wrenches were used to tighten them. If there are any knowledgeable bridge folks out there you may know what type bridge I'm talking about. I never knew what happened to the wrenches as they seemed to just disappear. Dad may have sold them or given them to an employee.
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This is my BIG wrench. It is 41” long and has a 5” opening. I don’t think it is a Williams, the only marking I see is 8287 cast in the handle. I don’t know how much it weighs but it feels like a hundred pounds! The handle also has a slight bend, it must have been made that way, if not I would not want to get it the guys way that bent it!
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This must be a later one?

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-hand-tool/ot...ationFlag=true
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We are all thinking alike. I want to build one, too. Along with one of their fixed-socket displays.
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I believe alot of the bent handle wrenches were made that way to clear another wrench when backing up.

heres a big lowell "sandhog" ratchet i have. note the bend.








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Dating williams logos here. http://alloy-artifacts.org/williams-supercompany.html

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This is my BIG wrench. It is 41” long and has a 5” opening. I don’t think it is a Williams, the only marking I see is 8287 cast in the handle. I don’t know how much it weighs but it feels like a hundred pounds! The handle also has a slight bend, it must have been made that way, if not I would not want to get it the guys way that bent it!
That 8287 number reminds me of a Case traction engine part number tool. No "eagle on globe" u can tell?

I'm no tool expert, there're some here,
Missouri valley wrench club,
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mvwcnews
here, http://www.papawswrench.com/vboard/index.php
and here, https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/...splay.php?f=38
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Anybody here keeping a list of JH Williams dealers?.I am interested in seeing who was selling for them here in Canada

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