Are you suggesting I take back what I wrote in the post above this where I detailed that the MFGER is only a PART of the puzzle? I don't think so.
1) Markings? Are they from 1933 or 1943 or 1953?
2) Wartime finish? Chrome plated, cad plated, plain or parkerized? Which is correct for the tool in question for the years the contract covers?
3) Using the fact that one mfger supplied "tools" or "wrenches" to the gov't somehow automatically means some other "tool" or "wrench" is CORRECT is what I mean by 'guilt by association'...it doesn't work that way anywhere else so in the end I think you have to end up with CTC tools in a POSSIBLE category until you know if they even MADE the one you have during WWII....
I have several Crescent 8" Adj and pliers....am I will keep them in the catagory of "POSSIBLY: maybe for motorpool, pending the above considerations"...sure, why NOT? I would be happy to have the Crescent Tool Company as a war-time TOOL supplier added to the POSSIBLE list as I mentioned previously. Any attempt to bump them up to an Instant Motorpool Acceptable level (be they for 6" pliers or 8" pliers or 10" pliers or 6"/8"/11" Adj. would probably need something that actually identified THOSE tools as being what was purchased during the war. Maybe they supplied some other kind of tools and did not even produce one of those during 1941-1945....the point is conjecture is not evidence...so CTC is certainly POSSIBLE at least as a supplier of these tools, but perhaps something a little more DEFINITIVE that would identify these specific tools as the ones bought by the Gov't and...then the finish, markings, etc. would be a part of that acceptance.
The head long rush to accept ANY mfger has been resisted here many times and additional evidence asked for many times on more than ONE mfger of tools....read Gilmore where he says ONE piece of info is not really always enough (especially when it might be as vague as 'CTC sold tools to the Gov't' and nothing more is known about what kind, etc.)
They seem to be a POSSIBLE at least for a motorpool kit, so if those who are ready to accept them as CORRECT for motorpool can crosscheck to find out the markings, finishes, etc. for the dates of the contracts, that would be helpful to know WHICH of the CTC items are even worth considering. If they ARE correct for a Motorpool kit...great, one more option for collecting, but let's collect EVICENCE along with the tools themselves that confirms they are the real deal....otherwise they just end up on the workbench with the other near-misses....
GPW 17963 4/24/42 Chester, PA. USA 20113232 (est.)
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