Crescent wrenches (was: Nomenclature (was: NEXT Color Printer find

From: Boatman on the River of Suck <>
Date: Thu Jan 3 18:07:31 2002

On Thu, 3 Jan 2002, Matt London wrote:

> > > >In my garage, we had a box with a 150mm Crescent WANNABE, "rubber nails"
> > > >(steel nails for nailing rubber weatherstripping), spotted paint (sold in
> > > >a spray can by GM for repairing trunks), etc. for hazing the new parts
> > > >runners.
> > >
> > >And the all time favorite, ask for the 8/16th socket.
> >
> > I always heard it as either the "left-handed" and/or "metric" adjustable
> > wrench (which here in northern Michigan, seems to be interchangeable with
> > "Crescent" albeit incorrectly) and in the military (I was a radio/wire dog)
> > we had "frequency grease" to send others for...
> My grandad (may he rest in peace), who used to work in a machine shop
> somehwere, used to recall that they would send the new apprentices down to
> the basement stores for a packet of #3 skyhooks and a bucket of blue
> steam, possibly even a long stand (which is enevitably what they got in
> stores)

Back when I was a camp counselor, we would send people into town to get
"left-handed smokeshifters," "bacon stretchers," and things like that. 8-)

Peace... Sridhar
Received on Thu Jan 03 2002 - 18:07:31 GMT

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