Tool Talk: Rare Vintage Joseph Asbury Adjustable Spanner.


Amongst a tool haul from 2019 was this adjustable spanner that had been battered with a hammer. I purchased it at the car boot sale/flea market for £2.00.

I have since found out it was made by Joseph Asbury circa 1881 or there about. It is my opinion this is a very rare wrench as I cannot find any pictures of it online at all!!

Unfortunately a previous owner has ruined the spanner by beating the adjustment roller with a hammer! Who would do such a thing to such a rare tool? Sacrilegious as Homer would say.

If you have one of these spanners in good condition please let me know as I would like to know if there are any more around.

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!!Always take a robust pair of gloves along to the flea market or car boot sales when rummaging around in boxes of old tools!!
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