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Curious on age of some tools


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Not sure if this is the right forum but I'll try..I have a good friend that found the tools in the picture attached...he said they were his Granddad's tools...I'm guessing that they might be from the 20's or so...he wants to keep them and I could identify most of them but just curious of age...I'm 78 and have most of the tools like he has that were my Dad's ...Dad was born in '05 and I think most of his tools were from his later high school days around '21 or so....My friend said he planned to wash them all up and paint the box and I asked him to just leave things as they are..that's the grime of the century of use and could never be "duplicated"...he agreed and figured to just put them away for his son.

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Default Re: Curious on age of some tools

The Gellman adj. wrench was patented in 1923. The other misc tools are about the same vintage -- some much newer.

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Hah - I have everything but the Gellman and that thing above it. Still use them, especially the adjustable below the pipe wrench.
I would give them a light oiling to keep them operable and rust at bay, and enjoy them.
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