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Old 15-12-2019, 10:33 PM
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i was using an old pair of pliers today and saw some writing on them so i wire brushed them it reads "oxwall tool co forged germany british zone".



anybody heard of oxwall tools or know when they were around.

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Old 15-12-2019, 11:01 PM
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I had never heard of them but if you Google them there are various sites.
https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/...d.php?t=372196

They can also be found on e-bay.
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Old 16-12-2019, 09:17 PM
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Bob thinks they had a type of red plastic grips, and had some just like them, but not see them around for a very long time, and did come from Germany he thinks.
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Old 16-12-2019, 09:30 PM
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I did find this, on the net.

Oxwall Tool Company LTD.
I always say finding vintage tools is the easy part, (found in an old plastic tool kit), just two days ago; but sometimes finding company information is the hard part.

So without further ado I will make a few guesses, first guess I think it started in April of 1947 ? Not sure who started the company, that will take a lot more research beyond my pay grade.

It is listed as a New York Company and their logo is "TOOLS FOR THE HOME CRAFTSMAN". The first plant was located in Oxford Township, New Jersery.

Perhaps they were the one of the very first or close to the first to outsource their tool manufacturing to post war Germany , Japan and later Taiwan; and perhaps other Countries like France ?

Bob said they are a Slip Joint Pliers Side Cutter 7" Made in West Germany post WW2.

He thinks they also made the Meccano spanner.
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Old 16-12-2019, 09:39 PM
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CG , they look like made from good steel , not like the re-cycled rubbish you get today , mr Tracks says ''yesterdays rubbish is to-days top quality''

also you mention Germany British Zone - could that be West Germany as the east was under communist rule .

love Carly Tina & Lisa xxx


(sorry Holly we posted whilst you answered the question .)

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Old 17-12-2019, 10:48 PM
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thank you holly and carly travelmore.

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