Sunday, July 19, 2015

Round Nose Pliers

John G. Shea.  Woodworking for Everybody.  Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1944, Fourth Edition 1970.

Below, my small selection of these types of pliers:

From left to right the tools are stamped: Utica, S. & Co., Germany, Kraeuter and Westward.

The Westward brand has been used since 1963 by Acklands Limited Industrial Division for tools imported into the Canadian marketplace.  The brand apparently replaced factory names such as Lobster, Gorilla and Tone and is applied to  "high quality, value priced alternatives to national brands."  In 1998, the brand expanded to the US, and to Europe in 2010.  

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