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    Quote Originally Posted by IntheGroove View Post
    Post #585 shows the other side of that machine...
    Your right it does
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    Good catch, I thought I had seen a machine like that before. Same type machines, but appear to be in a different shop. Most telling detail is the drive belt. Located on the right in both photos, leading up in one down in the other.

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    [QUOTE=jimfols;204386]I was thinking the same thing when I saw these wrenches.


    Saw this today on eBay. $1299 US.
    I own some Armstrong tools but I think this should be named Backstrong.

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    I checked a 1937 Strelinger Cat, and Williams were making up to 7-5/8" wrenches for 5" bolts! 52" - long

    $204 then!

    A 4-1/4" was a mere $42, by comparison.

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    yikes! that would drive me nuts! ( as I bolted for the door) your screwed! your shift has just begun and your already lagging behind and your threads are torn & almost striped off.!!

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    Always fascinating to see machinery in action, good stuff. Mr Mikey.

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    Practically rofl. Either too much invested in big equipment, or no one liked handling small tools. Figures show they equipped more than 500 plants here and abroad. Mesta "machines" can be found in factories throughout the world and as of 1984 had equipment in 500 steel mills. Mesta was the 488th largest American company in 1958 and the 414th largest in 1959. Bankrupt mid 1980's. How on earth?

    When/ who ever a liberal yahoo goes on about 'infrastructure' of daycare centers and art projects, I refer to Mesta, Lowey, GE Locomotiveworks, Grand Canyon or Coulee Dams and so on; "No, while this is the scale of infrastructure, but not yet installed, it isn't truly infrastructure. That comes transporting it cross country, installation and commissioning it, and finally benefiting a large population. THAT'S infrastructure! Flat trumps every argument.
    Incomprehensible how few get along without an inkling what it takes to hit a light switch, drive interstate highways, transport foodstuffs, build tracts of homes, . . .
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