Radius spanner

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  1. Andrew

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    E3D7A094-6C29-4446-8C1D-5BDD0EB03020.jpeg Anyone know what model/s this is for?
    The two smaller openings fit the Radius 119 jet and packing nut and middle one also fits the Radius 43 packing nut.
    The 19 end fits the kitchen stove burner.
    Could it be a general purpose spanner?
     
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    Hi @Andrew the spanner is marked up as Radius Ltd. so has to be made after around 1939/40 when the Ltd. status was acquired.

    Looking at the Radius No.56 catalogue, from 1950 reveals this treasure.

    upload_2020-7-11_19-55-2.jpeg

    I don’t see your spanner in this, or any other Radius Catalogue of stove related spanners. However, it could be a specialist type intended primarily for pressure lanterns, blowlamps or similar. I do not have access to the relevant CPL data, but perhaps you could ask the question there.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    @kerophile
    Thank you.
    It does not fit the Radius 47 or 55 blow torch.
     
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    Hi @Andrew it is a bit of a mystery. However your spanner is a variation of a know Radius spanner with the 19 stamped near the working end :

    Radius spanners (wrenches)

    This appears to be another modified “19” spanner:

    Radius spanner

    And this one is shown in the 1950s catalogue page above.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.