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Tools, Chain pipe wrench c1900

From the Collection of City of Moorabbin Historical Society (Operating the Box Cottage Museum) Joyce Park Jasper Road Ormond Victoria

Heavy steel chain pipe wrench c1900
Object Registration
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Historical information
The heavy duty chain wrench has a double jaw that gives fast, ratchet-like action in either direction The "cable chain" is preferable for working with fittings and other irregular forms related to pipe where flat chain is better suited for pipe. The side plates connect to the handle with dovetails; the bolt's primary function is to keep the jaws in position rather than carrying the strain. The free end of the chain connects to the handle behind the attachment point for the fixed end of the chain to avoid potential for the chain to "lock" on pipe.
When Made
This chain pipe wrench is typical of the type used by early settlers in Moorabbin Shire c1900
Last updated
7 Aug 2020 at 12:07PM