Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Ever hear of a Clevis Wrench?

  1. #1
    Full Member fyrffytr1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    southwset Georgia
    Posts
    461

    Ever hear of a Clevis Wrench?

    I found one last weekend but didn't know what it was until I did some research and questioning of certain knowledgeable people. Still not sure of the time period but I believe it to be the last half of the 19th century. You can barely make out the threads on the handle end. Both openings are 3/4". First shot was as found, second shot is after a trip to the wire wheel and third was after spraying with rust conversion.
    Attached Images Attached Images    
    My wife does all the driving, I just hold the steering wheel!

  2. #2
    Full Member fyrffytr1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    southwset Georgia
    Posts
    461
    I don't know why the pictures posted like they did. The bottom one should be first. The other two are in order.
    My wife does all the driving, I just hold the steering wheel!

  3. #3
    Cool find!
    Best finds GW Button and John Adams Cufflink.
    Trust in the Lord...

  4. #4
    Global Moderator Ill Digger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    N. Illinois
    Posts
    4,885
    Turned out nice ! But what's it used for? Not a clevis like a
    threaded D ring and pin?
    Some days you get the corn, some days you get the cob
    ​Oldest coin: ​70 B.C. REMI tribe gold qtr. Stater
    Oldest U.S. coin: 1814 Capped Bust Dime

  5. #5
    Full Member fyrffytr1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    southwset Georgia
    Posts
    461
    Quote Originally Posted by Ill Digger View Post
    Turned out nice ! But what's it used for? Not a clevis like a
    threaded D ring and pin?
    As far as I know it was used like a clevis pin. I am still researching it.
    My wife does all the driving, I just hold the steering wheel!

  6. #6
    Global Moderator Ill Digger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    N. Illinois
    Posts
    4,885
    Quote Originally Posted by fyrffytr1 View Post
    As far as I know it was used like a clevis pin. I am still researching it.
    Hmm.
    I'm curious. Reminds me of a valve wrench. Something about that plain square hole?
    Let us know what you find out.
    Some days you get the corn, some days you get the cob
    ​Oldest coin: ​70 B.C. REMI tribe gold qtr. Stater
    Oldest U.S. coin: 1814 Capped Bust Dime

  7. #7
    Full Member fyrffytr1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    southwset Georgia
    Posts
    461
    I found this on a tool forum:
    Single/double trees are attached to horse/mule implements by a clevis. Some companies used their implement wrenches as the clevis pin. The pin would go through the implement beam and be there if you needed a wrench.

    In order to attach the farm machinery to the horse or mule, a clevis was used; in this case a clevis pin wrench. This multi-functional tool was used to tighten various nuts and bolts on the machinery.
    My wife does all the driving, I just hold the steering wheel!

  8. #8
    Global Moderator Ill Digger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    N. Illinois
    Posts
    4,885
    Quote Originally Posted by fyrffytr1 View Post
    I found this on a tool forum:
    Single/double trees are attached to horse/mule implements by a clevis. Some companies used their implement wrenches as the clevis pin. The pin would go through the implement beam and be there if you needed a wrench.

    In order to attach the farm machinery to the horse or mule, a clevis was used; in this case a clevis pin wrench. This multi-functional tool was used to tighten various nuts and bolts on the machinery.
    Makes sense. Another multipurpose tool.
    Some days you get the corn, some days you get the cob
    ​Oldest coin: ​70 B.C. REMI tribe gold qtr. Stater
    Oldest U.S. coin: 1814 Capped Bust Dime

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •