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Referred to as adjustable spanners, adjustable wrenches and shifters, these tools differ from ordinary spanners and wrenches by nature of the 'jaws' being able to adjust to fit an individual nut, bolt or other fitting. The mechanism for adjusting the jaws varies between designs and nature of the job they are intended for.

Though there are several claimed inventors, the earliest recorded adjustable spanner is attributed to English engineer, Richard Clyburn, in 1842*

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Next Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market

The next Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market is on Sunday 21st April 2024 9.00 am to 12.30 pm at St. Anthony's Parish Hall, 164 Neerim Rd, Corner Neerim & Grange Rds, Caulfield East, Melway Ref. 68 F4. For more information see the Tool Market page.