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Introduction

International Harvester Company of Australia.

International Harvester Company of America appears in directories in Australia in the very early years of 20th C. By 1919 we see International Harvester Company of Australia listed in S & M Victoria. Locations such as Kerang, Geelong, Sth Melbbourne, Nth Terrace SA, Murat Bay SA, Streaky Bay SA & Ceduna SA are mentioned in directories.

Later still, in the 1950's a large truck plant was set up, initially at the implement works in Geelong, but soon after in a purpose build works at Dandenong, in the then outer south east Melbourne. Dandenong has a rich supply of migrant labour from migration post WWII, and the plant was strategically placed beside a major highway and railway.

Spanners marked IHC are common in Australia. Many were imported with implements and machinery from the US. However, locally produced spanners and wrenches most often had the AP prefix to numbers, but some did not. It is safe to say that any found with the AP prefix are definitely locally made or made for the Australian arm of IHC.

International Harvester Australia supplied implements by other companies such as Newell Sanders Plow Co from America and Gaston Bros from Australia.

See below for Some Newell Sanders catalogue material and wrenches

See this page for Gaston Brothers printed material and spanners

IHC 103688H - Military spark plug wrench according to Irps

AP.146 (2) Combination Spanner, comes with die lot numbers from 1 to 4. © Ozwrenches

AP188 small socket wrench 1-1/8" hex, which may have been affixed to a round bar handle with a pin to secure it, no listing found so far, not in Irps, info required © Ozwrenches

IHC Shifters - AP331 IH 11" long & AP331 IHC 10" long. The bottom one comes with letters ranging from A to H. Top one is marked
Made in England on reverse side - it looks like a Garringtons Shifter - IHC must have outsourced them in later days.
These shifters are designated as AP11404 in parts lists but only ever seen marked AP331. © Ozwrenches

Cast Iron Socket Wrench marked "AP593 IHC (B)" size of socket is about 1-3/4" AF seen with dielots marked A, B & G. © Ozwrenches

Cast Iron Socket Wrenches marked P1348 (3) & P1348 (2) seen with dielots marked 1,2,3 & 5, size of socket is about 1-7/8" AF © Ozwrenches

Malleable Wrench AP595 IH © Ozwrenches

AP872 3/8" square box sanner. It is listed in manuals as AP11412A © Ozwrenches, additional info from Henry Walker - later reissued as 804 061 R91, R92 and R93.

Forged spanner marked "AP11400 in stencil beneath the rust 23-3/4" long, jaws are 1-1/8" x 1" (Whitworth) © Ozwrenches

Forged SOE spanner marked AP11407 in yellow stencil, listed as 1-1/8" (W) © Ozwrenches

Forged DOE spanner marked IHC AP11408, about 8 " long. © Ozwrenches

Forged DOE Spanner embossed AP17069 IH, 21-1/2" long © Ozwrenches

C Spanner marked AP17215 for fittings AP17199/200/201 © J Hawking.

Forged DOE Spanner embossed AP17069 IH, and stencilled AP17401 Jaws 7/8" x 3/4" (W), 22" long © Ozwrenches

Forged DOE Spanner stencilled AP17402, 13" long, Listed as 5/8" x 3/4" (W) © Ozwrenches

Forged DOE Spanner stencilled AP17406, 11" long, Listed as 5/8" x 1/2" (W) © John Shifter

Fabricated SOE Spanner AP21790, 2-5/8" jaw - this one not numbered but probably had stencilled numbers before rusting. © Ozwrenches

Wrench marked D236 / IHC - Pitman Wrench © Ozwrenches

Socket Wrench G6594 - no info © Ozwrenches

Socket Wrench Wheel Nut 19495-HA Trucks Models ACCO 1600 - C1800 to ACCOF 1950 © Ozwrenches

 

Small Flat Plate Spanner # 25473D IHC - "Nozzle Valve Wrench"(Irps), blued, 3.5 inches long, rare

Wrench Wheel Bearing 29290HB Trucks Models ACCO 1600 - C1800 to ACCOF 1950 © Ozwrenches

Socket Wrench 29891H for removing tyres (Disc Wheels Only -Trucks Models D-35, DS-35, D-35-B) This example has the Defense Dept stamp© Ozwrenches

Socket Wrench for removing tyres. This one has a Proto Socket threaded onto the socket end © Ozwrenches

Socket Wrench for removing tyres 29891HA © Ozwrenches

Cast iron Hub Wrenches 34541H-A & 34541H-B Listed as Wheel Bearing Wrench for ACCO Trucks, also for C & CD Model Diesels © Ozwrenches

Cast Iron Hub Wrench 44337H has a B dielot © Ozwrenches

Lug Wrench marked 45662-DA IHC© This one is mostly found here without the IHC identifier. Ozwrenches

Box End Spanner marked 350370-R1, 1-1/4" x 1" (listed as Wrench, quick attach drawbar - optional with 353191R1 - Farmall Super A & AV 1953) © Ozwrenches

Box End Spanner marked 373942-R1, 1-1/8" (Rare, not in Irps) © Ozwrenches

6 Point Forged Box End Spanners marked IH-770655-R1, and - 770655-R1 IH, rare © Ozwrenches

IHC double box end wrench (6 points) Marked IHC M39795E

Lug Wrench marked 3209142 R1 © Ozwrenches

ACCO Truck made at Dandenong Plant © Ozwrenches

Tools Supplied with the McCormick Deering GL-200 Power Drive Header Harvester © Ozwrenches

Tool List Supplied with the International Motor Trucks AB-110 to AB-184, AB-120 4x4, AB-160 4x4, ACCO 19-7-63(IHC Australia) © Ozwrenches

 

Tool List International ACCO Series Motor Trucks Chassis numbers 10956 and up 30-11-70 (IHC Australia) © Ozwrenches

Socket Wrench marked 632LA / IHC listed in Irps as 7/8" nut - must be Whitworth as the actual opening is about 1.5" AF (hard to find in Australia) © Ozwrenches

Double Ended Socket Wrench marked 5082T (hard to find in Australia) © Ozwrenches

Double Ended Binder Crank F1095 & F1096, 18" long (hard to find in Australia) © Ozwrenches

A collection of E Type IHC adjustables - side A - all slightly different, all found in Australia © Ozwrenches

A collection of E Type IHC adjustables - side B - all slightly different, all found in Australia © Ozwrenches

Both sides of the IHC Cutout 770E wrench - rare in Australia © Ozwrenches

Similar wrenches 137-1/2 and 770E, both rare in Australia © Ozwrenches

IHC adjustable Z788 (Part No M446) seen with a similar adjustable marked K65/K66 no info on the bottom one
Please make contact if you can identify the K65/K66 See also below ©Ozwrenches

IHC adjustable Z788 (Part No M446) seen with a similar adjustable marked K65/K66 no info on the bottom one
Please make contact if you can identify the K65/K66 See also above ©Ozwrenches

International Harvester Wrench 9532DA - Front Idler Adjusting Wrench for Crawler Tractors MC Cormick Deering T-6, & TD-6

IH 9532DB and 3041400 R1 VBW in a Staffordshire Knot on back of both © Ozwrenches . These are Bulldozer Spanners

International Harvester Wrench 9533DA for Crawler Tractors, Front Idler Adjusting Wrench

International Crawler Tractors Wrench 9534DA - Front Idler Adjusting Wrench

McCormick-Deering 15-30 Gear Drive Tractor Rear Axle Nut Wrench No 11472D.

McCormick-Deering Rear Axle Nut Wrench No 14402-D for 10-20 Gear Drive Tractor, also Models F-30, W-30

McCormick-Deering Rear Axle Nut Wrench No 14402-D & 14403-D for 10-20 Gear Drive Tractor, also Models F-30, W-30. Handle not marked.
Total length assembled - approx 1 metre, weight about 6Kg

IH 739000 R1 Deering Pattern Wrench, it has a small square lug on the back © Ozwrenches

IHC 26494-D Flat SOE - Spark Plug Wrench for F-12 Tractor © Ozwrenches

IHC 1261-Y Flat SOE Water Pump Wrench © Ozwrenches

(IHC) V265 A heavy, 12inch Cast / Malleable multi wrench © Ozwrenches

G1137-1/2 (IHC), 6inch Cast Crow Foot Wrench © Ozwrenches

M141 IHC 9inch Cast / Malleable SOE Wrench © Ozwrenches

P1777 IHC 7 inch Cast / Malleable Wrench © Ozwrenches

P3156/ IHC Cast / Malleable Wrench © Ozwrenches

Extracted from IHC Price List of Extra Parts for Newell Sanders Disc Ploughs © Ozwrenches

Extracted from IHC Price List of Extra Parts for Newell Sanders Disc Ploughs © Ozwrenches

Extracted from IHC Price List of Extra Parts for Newell Sanders Disc Ploughs © Ozwrenches

Newell Sanders Malleable Wrench # A120, 13 inches long © Ozwrenches

Newell Sanders Malleable Wrench # A163, 9 inches long© Ozwrenches

Newell Sanders Malleable Wrench # A260, 18.5 inches long © Ozwrenches

Newell Sanders Malleable Wrench # A416, 13 inches long © Ozwrenches

(P&O) Canton ILL. 6910, 14 inches long, showing both sides © Ozwrenches

P&O 8248, about 14 inches long, showing both sides (rare)© Ozwrenches

P&O 5283, about 10 inches long, showing marks on both sides © Ozwrenches

P&O Co 3682, about 11 inches long, showing marks on both sides © Ozwrenches


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