lucakiki wrote:Rather than further stirring the pot,be it with an 11" or a 12" spoon, I thought more useful for this thread to post these pictures. As all can see, John Barton's suggestion of Controlled Steel has, from a visual point, quite solid bases. Just as Greg's suggestion of Bonney, in the Zenel Variant.
Of course the actual ISN of said wrenches has limited relevance. No ISN was required to be on the wrenches, be it e.g. 3025, 1025 or 25 to denote size 1/2" x 19/32".
Please note:The Controlled steel and Bonney ZENEL pictures are borrowed from http://www.alloy-artifacts.com
Another possibility for the wrench in the pic is the Billings M-series...check Fig. 81 in the AA article....1942-1945 they had one with the same rounded ends of the indented portion, painted or plain steel due to Chrome and Cadmium shortages.....there even have them in a tapered shank type.
AND....Billings was providing wrenches for WWII Jeeps.....Hmmm.
lt.luke wrote::!: the Bonney Zenel and the Controlled Steel that Luca posted are two different sizes of wrench, which would easily account for the slightly different overall taper of the handle. Add that one is stamped on the head, which is quite easy to add per a different manufacturers spec, or even easier to leave off.
With all the discussion lately of sub-contracted tools and numerous different brands manufactured in the same factory:
I believe what we may have is a case of two brands made in the same forging die by the same company?
Wingnutt wrote:To my eye the heads on the Zenels are considerably more pear- than round-shaped, and the inset (or recessed panel) is deeper. (Same thing with the Billings M-seriers, not pictured.) FWIW, and with all the usual caveats in place for trying to identify tools based on old photographs, etc, I have to say that I think the Danielson Controlled Steel are a dead ringer for the wrenches in that Ford manual.
,has other characteristics that are not what appear in the 2GA kit
Wingnutt wrote:Te are NICE Zenels, Luca!
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