Al, i am sure you knew
that your McKaigh would be not accepted as a 100% safe bet!
If we read old posts, something I do often because I think it is both entertaining and educational, we can see that not even the Moore 12" at first was very welcome, and even pooh poohed as " prewar leftover they had around when they snapped the picture
": no, I kid you not.
The merit for the "discovery" of the Moore goes to Sean, and that was way before the Bizal kit.
By the way, it was Kevin Monahan who observed how the pliers in the famous "Ford" picture look very much like Mc Kaigh.
Al, before someone misunderstands me, let me clarify that my idea of open grove as an indicator of age is merely a "guts feeling" mainly based on observing Fairmounts.Nothing more than that.
As for the 8", I really have no clue on which brand might be a correct choice, but I do not think this thread is the perfect place to do so. I had started a specific thread for 8", but the success was not overwhelming.viewtopic.php?f=48&t=180964
One could legitimately ask why if Barcalo's supplier status for wrenches would suggest Barcalo 8", the same would not apply to the auto 11"adjustable.
But we now know that all matching brand is not a must at all, and more of a Willys thing, if ever...