Shop photos #1
A few odd wrenches, random junk and doodads that hang on the wall in the workshop:
Patented March 28 1906.
LS Starrett Co. revolution meter. Die #5-40 A small, odd thread. $3 each at an antique shop in Alturas, CA last year. The rev meter can be used as a tachometer, just hold up the pointed end against a spinning shaft. Set a stop watch to 60 seconds, and the meter will tell the number of revs. which is equal to rpm if the time is 1 minute. In the old days these were used to verify the speed of belt driven equipment and other mechanical contraptions.
Planet Jr. I think this is from a farm implement. About 8” long and it’s another 1$ ebay purchase. I like the built in hammer head near the open end.
Joe’s Wrench Co. Worcester, Mass, USA #7 Not dated, likely from 1890’s – 1920’s
Senspray carb. Patented 1911 and 1912. Made by a subsidiary of Rudge Whitworth. Used on Rudges from 1910 the late 1920s, and on some other marques including one type of lawnmower.
International Harvester Corp. IHC is the small circular logo. More tractor junk hanging on the wall.
7/8” Brammer Belt. This is an old one, made of canvas with metal rivets. On my first ride on the 1913 Premier, the massive 3hp motor made it break and it flew up hitting the back of my thigh. The bruise was a deep purple and a good reminder to check the condition of belts often before using them.
An old chain tool. Bought used at a swap meet sometime in the 1980s or 90s. It stays in my to-go toolkit which is always carried on rides.
W&C Not dated. Another wall-hanger. Who knows if those teeth will grab and hold a fastener, or just round off the corners.
The one of the left gets regular use in the shop, for tightening exhaust clamp nuts and one of the nuts on the Excelsior gearbox. The one on the right was a dollar on ebay and hangs on the wall, NEVERSLIP.
A spigot wrench maybe for a sprinkler? P799 SPKR. WRENCH SMALL FRAME SPKR
5₵ brush in a bucket of trailer wheel grease. (the trailer wheel type is resilient when exposed to water and heavy loading).