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    Hello,

    This is something I found in my late dads tools. I think it is probably something he picked up in an estate sale. I had never seen him use it and we worked together for many years. It says Stevens Perfect with New York in it too. It appears that maybe it was made to be held in some other tool judging by the tang on the end of the handle. Or it could be that the one lever has been altered/shortened and the thumb screw was added later in place of the latch. The jaws also have holes in on the inside surface of them.

    Anyone ever seen one?

    Thanks,
    Brian



    OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

    THINK HARDER

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  • #2
    There was a "Stevens Arms" gun manufacture but I don't think they were in New York. But....

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mike Burdick View Post
      There was a "Stevens Arms" gun manufacture but I don't think they were in New York. But....
      Mike,

      Stevens arms is the only Stevens that I could think of too. Maybe something to do with gun repair.

      Thanks for posting.

      Brian
      OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

      THINK HARDER

      BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

      MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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      • #4
        Multiphasic tripolar reverse-ratcheting antifringulator. Used for vivisecting reticulated lenticular plecostomuses.

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        • #5
          Stevens firearms was located in Chicopee Falls Mass. Their tools were marked J.T. Stevens A&T as in arms and tools.

          I believe that is a bicycle wrench for adjusting spokes or nipples.
          Jim H.

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          • #6
            Bicycle spoke wrench.

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            • #7
              Park still makes one like that. http://www.comparestoreprices.co.uk/...oke-wrench.asp Forgot to mention the holes in the jaws are for a spring.

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              • #8
                bbor10

                john is right it is a bicycle spoke wrench.

                Jum

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                • #9
                  That's great to know! I've had one of those for years and always wondered what it was.

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                  • #10
                    Don't know what it was, but a little modification on the holes in the jaws and it would be perfect for the old style spring hose clamps.

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                    • #11
                      Why the "hook" on the end of the handle? the modern one has it as well.

                      Edit:

                      Found it here http://www.parktool.com/product/adju...e-wrench-sw-10
                      Last edited by andywander; 04-05-2013, 11:47 PM.

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                      • #12
                        I'm just guessing - maybe to help change tires, getting them on and off the rim.

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                        • #13
                          no, it spins around the spoke-see the link I posted in msg 12

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                          • #14
                            Founded by Joshua Stevens (1814 - 1879) as J. Stevens & Company

                            became J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co. in 1886,

                            absorbed Page-Lewis Arms Co., Davis-Warner Arms Co., and Crescent Firearms Co. in 1926,

                            became a subsidiary of Savage in 1920

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                            • #15
                              Thanks Guys for the answer. I knew I could count on someone here having the answer.

                              Andywander, your link in post #11 shows the tool in use and explains it all real well. A picture is worth a thousand words. Also, I wonder if
                              Crescent Firearms Co. was the same Crescent as the tool company. It looks like there may have been a connection between arms makers and tool makers.

                              Brian
                              OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

                              THINK HARDER

                              BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

                              MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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