Hand Tool Preservation
Association of Australia Inc

Referred to as adjustable spanners, adjustable wrenches and shifters, these tools differ from ordinary spanners and wrenches by nature of the 'jaws' being able to adjust to fit an individual nut, bolt or other fitting. The mechanism for adjusting the jaws varies between designs and nature of the job they are intended for.

Though there are several claimed inventors, the earliest recorded adjustable spanner is attributed to English engineer, Richard Clyburn, in 1842*

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Next Tool Sale

The next Tool Sale is on Sunday 9th July 2017 9.00 am to 12.30 pm at St Anthony's Parish Hall 164-168 Neerim Rd (corner Neerim & Grange Rds), Carnegie
Melway Ref. 68 F4 or see the map here. For more information see the Tool Sale page.

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