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Veteran and Vintage Motoring Tools Gallery

Pictured below are some of our collection of spanners, wrenches and other tools for vehicles and makes we have been able to identify

Information has been gleaned from a variety of sources, and additional information, corrections etc are invited

This gallery is to showcase some of our collection rather than for selling purposes, that said, we may have some duplicates and if you
feel you deaparately need some item pictured below, make contact on the email link provided below and state your case.

Item
Notes
Make & Model

Alfa Romeo

Marked "ALFA ROMEO DIASS MADE IN ITALY / A 5 0198 PF"

The A5 could be read as AS, not sure

Seeking info on this wrench

ALFA ROMEO

Linco spanner 1/4 Whitworth jaw, marked "For Austin 7 & 12. Also has the Linco mark in an oval circle.

Rare item

Austin 7 & 12

Doug Banks writes: "This spanner was manufactured by my late brother Ian Banks in our parent's engineering workshop at 45 Howard Road, Lowery Bay New Zealand. Ian was seriously modifying an Indian Scout motor cycle with the objective of significantly increasing the horse power output. It was renamed The Banks Special No.1.
As I recall, heads, carburettor, exhaust systems and other compenents were greatly modified.
In the process, my brother made numerous special tools, most of which were stamped like the spanner in question.
In the early 60's when he moved to Australia, my brother took the Indian motor cycle and all its components with him.
As Ian passed away last year, I can only assume that at some stage over the intervening years, the motor cycle and components have been sold or redistributed.

Ian G W Banks New Zealand

For Banks Special No 1. -a greatly modified Indian Scout motor cycle.

 

 

Supposedly a plug spanner for a 1930's Berliet motor car.

No proof, just the sellers word who claimed he once owned a Berliet motorcar.

Information sought

Berliet motor car

These spanners are from before the mercedes name came on the scene.

1886 -1926 Benz & Co., Rheinische Gasmotorenfabrik, Mannheim

Defunct in 1926 when they merged with Daimler to form Daimler Benz known as Mercedes Benz

 

Benz & Co A.G.Mannheim

Benz & Cie A.G.Mannheim

Benz & Cie and Benz & Co appear to be the same company

 

Gaggenhau was where the commercial vehicles were built  

Benzwerke Gaggenau

1903 - 1926 Benz & Cie AG., Mannheim

Benz & Cie and Benz & Co appear to be the same company

 

Possibly a Bianchi motorcycle spanner. Period pre WW2?

Info sought

 
Vintage Blackstone Spanners no 9867 & 0448

Blackstone

Model: Oil Engine?

Year: Unknown

Vintage Cadillac Spanner Wrench

Make: Cadillac

Model: Unknown

Year: Unknown

Vintage Cadillac Spanner Wrench

No 3426

 

Make: Cadillac

Model: Unknown

Year: Unknown

13-1/2", 11-1/2", 10-1/4"& 7-1/4 inch long Crossley Bros spanners all marked "CROSSLEY BROS LTD"

Crossley Bros - are these for a Crossley car or oil engine?

Info sought.

Crossley Bros
9 inch DOE marked Daimler-Benz A.G.
Daimler-Benz

16, 12 inches long down to about 5 inches.

Very good condition.

Also marked "importe d'Allemagne" which translates to "Imported from Germany"

Make: Darracq

Model: Unknown

Year: Unknown

10.75 inches long

Very good condition.

Front also marked "importe d'Allemagne" which translates to "Imported from Germany"

Make: Darracq

Model: Unknown

Year: Unknown

Ducati Motorbike DOE
Ducati

The new Everitt-Metzger-Flanders Company represented a merger of the Wayne Automobile Company and the Northern Motor Car Company, in which William Metzger quickly and conveniently acquired a controlling interest. This provided E-M-F three ready-made plants, Wayne's and Northern's in Detroit, and the latter's second plant in Port Huron. To provide a ready-made dealership organization, E-M-F contacted the Studebaker brothers in Indiana. NOTE: For more information on the E-M-F Factories, see the E-M-F Factory Page in the Photo Archive. [http://emfauto.org/EMF_history.php]

E.M.F.Co Detroit

9 inch DOE

 

EMF vehicles were produced from 1909 - 1912. Then Studebaker took control.

Spanner from the tool kit of a Belgian FN M50 motorcycle 1923-26. Part number M.54502 is listed as \"Clefs 16 et 20\" This spanner is in good condition, would be just the thing to complete a restoration of one of these Classic Motorcycles

Make: FN

Model: FN M50

Year: 1923 - 26

Open ended Spanner Wrench marked "GK-853-F"

This has been identified as a wrench for Harley Davidson motorbikes issued during the period 1918 - 1923. (ref Theresa Zalud)

It is listed in a 1918 catalogue thus: "GK-853, $2.00 A single drop forged wrench made to fit manifolds on 1915 - 1918 motors and side-car ball joint nuts and lock nuts.

A similar one is listed and pictured for the Model 42 WLA Solo built for the US Army. In this case it is described as a Manifold Wrench and has Federal Stock No: 41-W-1570-10 and HD No: 12003-X.

It may be that this wrench was carried through the intervening years with similar or different stock / part numbers.

This wrench was manufactured by Modern Drop Forge a company which celebrates it's 100th year in 2014.

More info required.

 

 

Essex Six and Super Six from the 1920's list these in their tool kits

Tappet Adjusting Wrench

Eccentric Adjusting Wrench

11 inches long

Good condition

No 3032A

Too Late, no-longer in our collection

Make: Humber

Model: Unknown

Year: 1920's

Humber Beeston 21311

The Vintage Tool Coy states that this was made made between 1900 and 1908.

 

Offers considered

Make: Humber

Model: Unknown

Year: 1900 - 1908

Humber P.7619 SOE, 8 in long

No info at this stage

Humber-P7619

5 inch DOE marked “¼ HUMBER 5/16” on the front. On the back it has VBW in a Staffordshire knot and “VAUGHAN BROTHERS WILLENHALL ENGLAND” All well marked. The WW sizes are true Whitworth sizes rather than the post war BSF equivalents.

 

$25 + P&P

Humber-1

Lancia Lambda (no 2330) but unmarked.

9.5 inches long by 5 inches high.

 

Make: Lancia

Model: Lambda

Year: 1923 - 1931

11 cm long.

Marked "LANCIA / 2284723 10 8"

Make: Lancia

Model: Fulvia Saloon S2

Year: 1963 - 1976

DOE Spanner, malleable with raised edges, marked "MB" and jaw sizes in mm .

Info sought

Terry's Tempered Steel Spanner marked "MORRIS MINOR TAPPET SPANNER"

Jaw is 7/16 Whitworth.

Rare item.

M3728, M3727 - These are Pre War Morris spanners, M3729 needed to complete the set

Moto-Reve / Geneve.

"Moto-Reve was an an important early manufacturer of motor cycles and a range of single and twin-cylinder engines which were fitted to other manufacturers products. For example, the first Norton motor cycles in the UK used Moto-Reve engines. The company was established in 1904 and was based in Geneva, Switzerland but produced engines and motor cycles in the UK between 1912 and 1917 under the Alp brand. It ceased production around 1925". ref Museum Victoria http://museumvictoria.com.au/collections/items/411100/motor-cycle-engine-moto-reve-1914

D Napier & Son Ltd .

Looks to have been modified.

Panhard & Levassor tool kit spanner from the period 1890 - 1945.

Panhard et Levassor sold their first automobile in 1890. based on a Daimler engine license.

From 1910 Panhard worked to develop engines without conventional valves, using under license the sleeve valve technology that had been patented by the American Charles Yale Knight . Between 1910 and 1924 the Panhard & Levassor catalogue listed plenty of models with conventional valve engines, but these were offered alongside cars powered by sleeve valve power units. Following various detailed improvements to the sleeve valve technology by Panhard's own engineering department, from 1924 till 1940 all Panhard cars used sleeve valve engines .

After World War II the company was renamed Panhard (without "Levassor"),

ref http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panhard

Panhard & Levassor No 52251 spanner from the period 1890 - 1945.

12.5 inches long, opening is octagonal, 2-3/8" across the flats.

Prinetti & Stucchi was an Italian maker of sewing machines, bicycles and motorized vehicles, established in Milano in 1883 by engineers and politicians Augusto Stucchi and Giulio Prinetti (18511908).

Except for bicycles , their fame starts in 1898 with the crafting of motored tricycles and quadricycles , employing the milanese Ettore Bugatti to create the Tipo 1 , a motorized tricycle utilizing two De Dion engines and a Rochet-Schneider frame.

In 1901 the company was named Stucchi & Co as Prinetti went into politics.
Make: Prinetti Sticchi & Co
Model: Unknown
Year: 1883 - 1901

ref Wikipedia

The Pulsometer steam pump is a pistonless pump which was patented in 1872 [ 1 ] by American Charles Henry Hall. In 1875 a British engineer bought the patent rights of the Pulsometer [ 2 ] and it was introduced to the market soon thereafter. The invention was inspired by the Savery steam pump invented by Thomas Savery . Around the turn of the century, it was a popular and effective pump for quarry pumping.

ref Wikipedia

Tappet Adjusting Spanners for Rolls Royce Engines.

Numbers RF3838, 255287

Make: Rolls Royce

Model: Unknown

Year: Unknown

Small ROLLS-ROYCE Ltd DOE Spanner 3/16 X 1/4 F2892

Make: Rolls Royce

Model: Unknown

Year: Unknown

Rolls Royce 5 inch pliers

Image courtesy JCasserly Roscommon

Commonly known as "pot bellied" pliers

WANTED We are looking for pliers with the RR mark. Please make contact through our contact form on this website if you can help.

Make: Rolls Royce

Model: 20/25

Year: 1929->

Rolls Royce 5 inch pot bellied pliers

Image and info courtesy Dr Graham Rhodes

WANTED We are looking for pliers with the RR mark. Please make contact through our contact form on this website if you can help.

Make: Rolls Royce

Model: 20/25

Year: c 1932

Rolls Royce 5 inch Elliott Lucas pliers

Image and info courtesy Dr Graham Rhodes

WANTED We are looking for pliers with the RR mark. Please make contact through our contact form on this website if you can help.

Make: Rolls Royce

Model: 20/25

Year: c 1936 ->

Rolls Royce gas pliers, Domino brand (Domino is a brand of T R Ellin, better known for their Footprint branded tools)

Image and info courtesy Dr Graham Rhodes

WANTED We are looking for pliers with the RR mark. Please make contact through our contact form on this website if you can help.

Make: Rolls Royce

Model: 20/25

Year: unsure

Rolls Royce tools, Ball pein hammer, small Dunlop tyre lever and cold chisel.

The hammer is marked Firth & Sons Sheffield and the RR logo in shield

The small tyre lever is marked DUNLOP

The cold chisel is marked "Kayser Ellison& Co Sheffield and a padlock brand, also on other sied is marked Rolls Royce Ltd

Image and info courtesy Dr Graham Rhodes

WANTED We are looking for tools such as these, with the RR mark. Please make contact through our contact form on this website if you can help.

Make: Rolls Royce

Model: unsure

Year: unsure

Rolls Royce Hook Spanner E-6258

9 inches long

"C" Spanner for radiator water connection.

Too Late, no-longer in our collection

Make: Rolls Royce

Model: Phantom II

Year: 1929 - 1935

Rolls Royce Single End Spanner

Size is 3-5/16 inches long, marked on one side in raised letters "ROLLS-ROYCE " and on the reverse " F51962 .", the size 2BA is marked on the jaw

Too Late, no-longer in our collection

Make: Rolls Royce

Model: Phantom II

Year: 1929 - 1935

Rolls Royce KU12685 aircraft wrench.

It has the Williams mark (W in diamond)

3-3/4 In long, 3/8" sq drive

Info sought

Make: Rolls Royce

Model: Unknown

Year: Unknown

The only possibilities I have been able to find (thanks Craig) is:

Societa Piemontese Automobili - SPA an Italian marque dated from 1906 to 1925.

http://www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au/lost_marques_spa.htm

Stower Companies made:

Cars
Lorries
Buses
Tractors
Pumps
Military Vehicles
Aero engines

Total Production was about 40,000 vehicles from 1899 1945.
About 250 vehicles are known to exist today.

1916-1945 Stoewer-Werke Aktiengesellschaft, vormals Gebrüder Stoewer, Stettin
(Stoewer Works Plc, formerly Stoewer Brothers Stettin)

ref Stoewer Museum

Make: Stower

Model: Unknown

Year: 1916 - 1945

See above

Make: Stower

Model: Unknown

Year: 1916 - 1945

See above

Has sizes marked 20 x 17 (mm) and 7/16 x 3/8 (W) on the back

Make: Stower

Model: Unknown

Year: 1916 - 1945

Zedel started in 1901 making Motorcycle engines. In 1906 Zedel began producing motor cars. In 1918 they were taken over by Donnet, forming Donnet-Zedel

This 5 inch spanner dates from the period 1901 - 1918

Make: Zedel

Model: Unknown

Year: 1901 - 1918

Mystery wrenches marked:

3-1/2 HP & 2-3/4 HP

2 HP

Info required

 

 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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