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Ford script stamped Mohnke wrench?

Post by Ed Baudoux » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:20 pm

Do you suppose that the RR is for Railroad or River Rouge?
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Re: Ford script stamped Mohnke wrench?

Post by bud delong » Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:42 pm

Ed,Ford had their own railroad with the DT&I so i think they also had railroad shops with tools.What i would like to find someday is one of the 300 992B Hamilton railroad watches Ford bought for the DT&I. Bud. :D


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Re: Ford script stamped Mohnke wrench?

Post by mtntee20 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:15 pm

Ed,

If you look real close it's RRY. That's definitely a rail road wrench. Now the big question is: Which railway? Could well be the DT&I, but could be any railway that got hold of a FORD script wrench.

Great find!

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Re: Ford script stamped Mohnke wrench?

Post by Ed Baudoux » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:27 pm

Thanks for the replies. I snapped a closer view of the RR. What follows the RR, is the manufacturer's stamp. It reads "COES WRENCH CO. WORCESTER MASS USA"
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Re: Ford script stamped Mohnke wrench?

Post by mtntee20 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:37 pm

Ed,

Sorry, From your other photo, it looked like a faint Y instead of the Ws that are actually there.

Still a nice wrench any way you look at it.

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Re: Ford script stamped Mohnke wrench?

Post by George House » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:16 am

And you found the Ford script ...... where ?
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Re: Ford script stamped Mohnke wrench?

Post by Mark Gregush » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:35 am

Look at the 2ed photo.
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Re: Ford script stamped Mohnke wrench?

Post by John kuehn » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:47 am

After looking at the 2nd photo You can see the Ford script and the other markings after the larger RR.
After looking closely at it to me the RR was stamped on it afterwards the Ford script and other wording. It wasn’t stamped at the same time.
Interesting! We had the same size if not larger wrench just like that on the farm for years which leads me to go look closely at it again for any markings. I used it when I was growing up working on tractors and farm machinery.


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Re: Ford script stamped Mohnke wrench?

Post by d stroud » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:29 am

I assume that the term "Monkey" wrench came from those wrenches. Makes sense to me. I wonder if the "RR" was the mechanic's initials? Dave
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Re: Ford script stamped Mohnke wrench?

Post by bud delong » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:11 am

I think if one were to look at a copy of the Ford Industries they would see how Large Ford was and brass tag Tool Checks are still easily found on E-Bay. Auto maker's still stamp tools such as make and dept. :D Bud.

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