Bike spanners were often supplied with a bicycle for the customer to maintain the bike. The spanners were custom-made to suit the specific requirements of the bike and typically fitted hubs, brakes, seat or handle bars.
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Bicycle Block Spanner by Becon, a German company - Beck & Coram were the Australian agents.
Besta Block Spanner
Besta Block Spanner (reverse)
Clipsal Cone Spanner - fits brake cone on hub type brakes - vintage 1930s. Image courtesy Gerard Industries P/L (Clipsal) in South Australia.
Clipsal Box Spanner for push bike hub nuts etc. Clipsal also made this type of spanner for Hills Antennae division, marked HILLS. (Image courtesy Gerry Scells)
Durham Australia, Dogbone Bike Wrench - diecast.
Fairfax Bike Spanner, lots of variation in the dies used. (Image courtesy Rod Thomas.)
Fairfax Bike Spanner - reverse mark, lots of variation in the dies used. (Image courtesy Rod Thomas.)