Neat wrench

redtom

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Accumulated this old wrench. Kinda neat with a ruler on one side. Could the MHF be Massey Harris Ferguson?
 

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The famous Ferguson ' Dipstick ' spanner . Each graduation corresponded to a gallon of fuel in the tank of the TEA20 Ferguson Grey tractor . It also fitted almost every bolt and nut on the same tractor and associated implements and was used to check furrow depth when ploughing .
 
The famous Ferguson ' Dipstick ' spanner . Each graduation corresponded to a gallon of fuel in the tank of the TEA20 Ferguson Grey tractor . It also fitted almost every bolt and nut on the same tractor and associated implements and was used to check furrow depth when ploughing .


Yep. I've got two of them.

One came new with my grandfathers, Fergie which I now have, and I picked the other one out of a pail of scrap on the scrappers truck a few years ago.
 
That is the Ferguson Spanner, Plow Wrench, deigned and first used on the 1936 Ferguson-Brown Type A Tractor. It was 10" long with inch hash marks at 3 and 6. Used to measure the and depth and width of the furrow and was NOT A GAS GAUGE WRENCH! This is the (MHF) Massey-Harris-Ferguson version used after 1953. Ferguson took his wrench to FORD in 1939 when they partnered for the new 9N Tractor and it had the part number "9N-17014" as cast raised. 3 and 6 hash rule cast as well. Size was 11/16" and 1-1/16" open end, the two most used sizes on the tractor and plow. It is a very useful tool.

Tim Daley (MI)
 

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As far as I know it was used quite often as a fuel dipstick , especially here in Australia and the UK but I am always prepared to be corrected .

Another not so common Ferguson spanner was one used by dealershios and Ferguson specialist mechanics .
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What we know as the ' Plough wrench ' is a much larger spanner that came as an accessory with the Ferguson disc plough . It lived in the top tube behind the domed end cap , usually wrapped in greasy Hessian from the factory .
As far as I know it was used quite often as a fuel dipstick , especially here in Australia and the UK but I am always prepared to be corrected .

Another not so common Ferguson spanner was one used by dealershios and Ferguson specialist mechanics .View attachment 6544
 
As far as I know it was used quite often as a fuel dipstick , especially here in Australia and the UK but I am always prepared to be corrected .

Another not so common Ferguson spanner was one used by dealershios and Ferguson specialist mechanics .View attachment 6544


Yep.

For as long as I can remember it was used as a fuel dipstick. Never once can I recall it being used to measure a furrow.

But........ I went for a google and quickly found this. A man never stops learning.

https://www.fergusonclub.com/fergusons-spanner/
 
Yep.

For as long as I can remember it was used as a fuel dipstick. Never once can I recall it being used to measure a furrow.

But........ I went for a google and quickly found this. A man never stops learning.

https://www.fergusonclub.com/fergusons-spanner/
I certainly wouldn't argue with Rob Beeton . The curved sides of the TEA and TED tractors wouldn't give an accurate depth but any stick or spanner used as a dipstick is still a dipstick . I suppose the spanner was a cleaner alternative to an earth covered stick plucked out of a paddock .
 

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