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Unusual tool....?????


37PackardMan

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Here is a puzzling tool.

One end has a hexagon maybe an early Packard hubcap tool.

the other end has a pentagon and two holes .

any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks for looking....

Bob

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This might be a stretch, but the pentagon looks just like the top of a fire hydrant bolt for opening the valve. The other end might be for taking the cap off???? just a guess

I believe Larry is correct.

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Keiser31,.... We must have been typing in the answer at the same time and hit enter at the same time. Great minds think alike.

I was thinking the very same thing...what a surprise.

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Guest Robin Coleman

I do not think this is a hydrant wrench. The valve stem and caps on a plug are pentagon shaped. This tool is too short to allow sufficient leverage plus the ears on the end would hinder fire operations. I have never seen an octagon shape anywhere on fire apparatus. BTW...I am a retired vol. firefighter in Marion, AR. If it is a plug wrench it is the wierdest one I have ever seen.

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I agree, I don't know what it is but, If it is a hydrant wrench, it is very old. I was a volunteer firefighter in the 1970's and we did not have any tools like that. I have also never seen one like that in any historical displays at a firehouse.

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The function of the "Dogears" is called a SPANNER WRENCH, one that engages lugs on the component being loosened or tightened.

Have you taken a power wire wheel to this piece to try to uncover any identification markings? A tool part number might ID who made it and what it was dedicated to do. Stude8

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