Friday, December 23, 2016

"The Ultimate" Valve Spring Compressor: H.D. Smith & Co., Plantsville, Connecticut

A lovely tool that's now just a decoration in my shop. Unfortunately, it's missing the cam lever that would bring it back to life (even if it wouldn't actually work with any of my motorcycle engines).  I may get around to making one up anyway.  Below, from the web:

According to its Wikipedia entry, the H.D. Smith Building is still standing and was purchased in 2015 to be re-purposed as a high-end whiskey and bourbon distillery.

For a brief history of the company, see The "Perfect Handle" Screwdriver.

1 comment:

Mister G said...

Now that is a very beautiful tool.