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TuHex and "Nob": Early Economy Tools

In the 1930s Bonney began experimenting with "economy" tools with the introduction of an obscure brand called "TuHex". The TuHex brand originated in 1934 (or earlier), around the same time that the Zenel alloy first came into use, and initially was used for a series of combination (or "TuType") wrenches.

The TuHex brand was apparently established as an early economy line, tools that were fully functional but could be sold at a more affordable price point. The tools were made of alloy steel, but rather than mark them with the existing "CV" brand, Bonney created the new TuHex brand. However, unlike the standard Bonney brands, the TuHex tools were not marked with the Bonney name.

The TuHex name suggests a double-hex or 12-point broaching, which in fact all of the TuHex wrenches offered, so the brand may have coincided with the introduction of 12-point wrenches.

By 1938 the selection of economy tools had been expanded and had been given the name "Nob" tools, and the 1938 catalog had a small Nob section at the back. The tools offered included several socket sets, TuHex box-end wrenches in angled and offset configurations, and the original TuHex TuType combination wrenches. The Nob tools were a forerunner for the Bon-E-Con line of economy tools established in the 1950s.


TuHex 166 3/4 Combination Wrench

[TuHex 166 3/4x7/8 Combination Wrench]
Fig. 210A. TuHex 166 3/4 Combination Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail.

Fig. 210A shows a TuHex 166 3/4 combination wrench, marked "Made in U.S.A." with "Alloy Steel" on the reverse. The overall length is 9.5 inches.

The finish is now plain steel, but may have been cadmium plating originally. (The 1938 catalog described the tools as having a plated finish, but didn't specify the type of plating, but cadmium would be the likely choice for an economy line.)


TuHex 176 3/8x7/16 Short Offset Box-End Wrench

[TuHex 176 3/8x7/16 Short Offset Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 210B. TuHex 176 3/8x7/16 Short Offset Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, ca. Mid 1930s.

Fig. 210B shows a TuHex 176 3/8x7/16 short offset box-end wrench, stamped "TuHex" and "Made in U.S.A." on the front, with "Chrome-Vanadium Steel" and the fractional sizes on the reverse.

The overall length is 4.8 inches, and the finish is plain steel.


[TuHex] 178 5/8x11/16 Short Offset Box-End Wrench

Our next figure was at first a "mystery wrench", as no company name or brand is marked. It was identified as a TuHex series wrench by its model number and specifications, and the design and construction conform with that seen in other Bonney wrenches.

[TuHex 178 5/8x11/16 Short Offset Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 210C. [TuHex] 178 5/8x11/16 Short Offset Box-End Wrench, with Inset for Side View, 1935.

Fig. 210C shows a [TuHex] 178 5/8x11/16 short offset box-end wrench, marked with "Alloy Steel" and the model number forged into the shank.

The overall length is 6.3 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The shank has a forged-in code "BM....." visible at the left, a date code marking usually present in Bonney production. The "M" year code indicates production in 1935.


TuHex 180 3/8x7/16 Offset Box-End Wrench

[TuHex 180 3/8x7/16 Offset Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 210D. TuHex 180 3/8x7/16 Offset Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, ca. Mid 1930s.

Fig. 210D shows a TuHex 180 3/8x7/16 offset box-end wrench, stamped "TuHex" and "Made in U.S.A." on the front, with "Chrome-Vanadium Steel" and the fractional sizes on the reverse.

The overall length is 9.5 inches, and the finish appears to be nickel plating.


TuHex 182 5/8x11/16 Offset Box-End Wrenches

The next two figures show similar examples of the TuHex 182 wrench, but with differences noted in the markings.

[TuHex 182 5/8x11/16 Offset Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 210E. TuHex 182 5/8x11/16 Offset Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, ca. Mid 1930s.

Fig. 210E shows a TuHex 182 5/8x11/16 offset box-end wrench, stamped with "TuHex" and "Made in U.S.A." with the model number on the front, with "Chrome Vanadium Steel" and the fractional sizes on the reverse. The reverse shank may have had a forged-in code, but it is no longer legible.

The overall length is 9.8 inches, and the finish is plain steel with traces of cadmium plating.

[TuHex 182 5/8x11/16 Offset Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 210F. [TuHex] 182 5/8x11/16 Offset Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, 1941.

Fig. 210F shows a similar [TuHex] 182 5/8x11/16 offset box-end wrench, marked with "Made in U.S.A." forged into the shank, with "182" and "Alloy Steel" forged into the reverse. The reverse shank is also marked with a forged-in code "AS....", visible at the left and shown as a close-up in the middle inset.

The overall length is 9.8 inches, and the finish is cadmium plating.

The "S" year code indicates production in 1941.

This second wrench is not marked with the TuHex brand, but was identified by the model number and Bonney-style date code. Note though that the markings are forged-in instead of stamped.


[TuHex] 183 3/4x25/32 Offset Box-End Wrench

[TuHex 183 3/4x25/32 Offset Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 210G. [TuHex] 183 3/4x25/32 Offset Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, 1935.

Fig. 210G shows a [TuHex] 183 3/4x25/32 offset box-end wrench, marked with "Made in U.S.A." forged into the shank, with "183" and "Alloy Steel" forged into the reverse. The reverse shank is also marked with a forged-in code "FM.xx" (or possibly "FN.xx"), visible at the left and shown as a close-up in the middle inset.

The overall length is 11.4 inches. The finish is plain steel with traces of cadmium plating.

This wrench is not marked with the TuHex brand, but was identified by the model number and Bonney-style date code. The "M" year code indicates production in 1935.


Wartime Production

The next section will cover Bonney's Bonaloy product line, their third generation alloy steel brand. But before moving on to Bonaloy, this section will look at some of the changes to the CV product line that occurred during the 1941-1945 wartime era.

By the early 1940s some parts of the CV product line had been converted to the Bonaloy brand, in particular the box-end wrenches. (See our later section on the Bonaloy Brand for more information.) But at least according to the catalogs, the other parts of the CV line remained in production, including open-end, tappet, and water pump wrenches.

This leads to a bit of a mystery. If the CV product line was still in full production during the 1941-1945 wartime years, we would expect to find substantial numbers of CV wrenches with plain or cadmium finishes, similar to what is found for the Bonaloy line. However, CV wrenches with wartime finishes are seldom (if ever) seen. Instead, we find Bonney wrenches with the expected model numbers and plain finishes, but with no markings for CV, Bonaloy, or any other alloy specification.

This suggests that when Bonney reworked its production to comply with wartime restrictions, the CV line may have been temporarily converted to use a lower grade steel, such as the AISI 1340 carbon-manganese steel used by Herbrand during this time frame. Since Bonney's normal CV product markings specifically indicated chrome-vanadium steel, the CV markings had to be removed from the wartime production.

In this section we'll look at some examples of likely wartime production, believed to be the temporary replacement for the CV line.


422 1/2x9/16 Tappet Wrench

[Bonney 422 1/2x9/16 Tappet Wrench]
Fig. 211A. Bonney 422 1/2x9/16 Tappet Wrench, 1945.

Fig. 211A shows a Bonney 422 1/2x9/16 tappet wrench with a plain finish, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the face, with a forged-in code "CW." on the shank at the left.

The overall length is 8.0 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The plain finish and year code "W" indicate production in 1945.


424 5/8x11/16 Tappet Wrench

[Bonney 424 5/8x11/16 Tappet Wrench]
Fig. 211B. Bonney 424 5/8x11/16 Tappet Wrench, 1943.

Fig. 211B shows a Bonney 424 5/8x11/16 tappet wrench with a plain finish, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the face, with a forged-in code "FU.." on the shank at the left.

The overall length is 8.5 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The plain finish and year code "U" indicate production in 1943.


402A (KMO-402-BA) 17/32x17/32 Tappet Wrench

[Bonney 402A (KMO-402-BA) 17/32x17/32 Tappet Wrench]
Fig. 212. Bonney 424 5/8x11/16 Tappet Wrench, 1943.

Fig. 212 shows a Bonney 402A 17/32x17/32 tappet wrench with a plain finish, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the face. The shank has a forged-in code "FU.." at the left and a stamped marking "KMO-402-BA" near the center.

The overall length is 8.5 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The plain finish and year code "U" indicate production in 1943.

The "KMO-402-BA" marking indicates that this wrench was produced for Kent-Moore, a major supplier of tools and equipment to the automobile industry.


1027A 5/8x11/16 Open-End Wrench

[Bonney 1027A 5/8x11/16 Open-End Wrench]
Fig. 213. Bonney 1027A 5/8x11/16 Open-End Wrench, 1944.

Fig. 213 shows a Bonney 1027A 5/x11/16 open-end wrench with a plain finish, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the face, and with a forged-in code "CV..." visible on the shank at the left.

The overall length is 7.2 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The plain finish and year code "V" indicate production in 1944.


1032A 3/4x15/16 Open-End Wrench

[Bonney 1032A 3/4x15/16 Open-End Wrench]
Fig. 214. Bonney 1032A 3/4x15/16 Open-End Wrench, 1943.

Fig. 214 shows a Bonney 1032A 3/4x15/16 open-end wrench with a plain finish, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the face, with a forged-in code "KU." on the shank at the left.

The overall length is 10.0 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The plain finish and year code "U" indicate production in 1943.


Krieger (Bonney) 1032A 3/4x15/16 Open-End Wrench

As long as we're on the topic of Bonney's wartime production, it's worth mentioning a mystery brand "Krieger" that was almost certainly produced by Bonney. This brand is currently known only for a model 1032A wrench, apparently made for a military contract.

[Krieger (Bonney) 1032A 3/4x15/16 Open-End Wrench]
Fig. 215. Krieger (Bonney) 1032A 3/4x15/16 Open-End Wrench, 1943.

Fig. 215 shows a Krieger 1032A 3/4x15/16 open-end wrench with a plain finish, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the face, and with a forged-in code "JU.." visible on the shank at the left.

The overall length is 10.0 inches, and the finish is black oxide.

This wrench is virtually identical to the Bonney wrench in the previous figure, and the standard forged-in code leaves little doubt that this is Bonney production. The plain finish and "U" year code would indicate production in 1943.

One of the mysteries of the Krieger brand is that other sizes and models haven't been found, suggesting that this might be the only one. In this case perhaps "Krieger" is being used not as a brand, but as a marking appropriate to the application for the wrench. If any readers have more information on this artifact, please let us know via the "Contact Us" link.


1731-B 13/16x7/8 Open-End Wrench

[Bonney 1731-B 13/16x7/8 Open-End Wrench]
Fig. 216. Bonney 1731-B 13/16x7/8 Open-End Wrench, 1945.

Fig. 216 shows a Bonney 1731-B 13/16x7/8 open-end wrench with a plain finish, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the face, with a forged-in code "DW...." on the shank at the left.

The overall length is 9.2 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The plain finish and year code "W" indicate production in 1945.


1034-A 15/16x1-1/16 Open-End Wrench

[Bonney 1034-A 15/16x1-1/16 Open-End Wrench]
Fig. 217. Bonney 1034-A 15/16x1-1/16 Open-End Wrench, ca. 1942-1945.

Fig. 217 shows a Bonney 1034-A 15/16x1-1/16 open-end wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the face.

The overall length is 10.4 inches, and the finish is cadmium plating, with some losses due to wear.

The cadmium finish suggests production during the 1942-1945 wartime years.


AT-8011 9/16Wx5/8W Open-End Wrench

During the wartime era Bonney also produced wrenches in Whitworth sizes, possibly for maintenance of Allied equipment. This next figure shows an example.

[Bonney AT-8011 9/16Wx5/8W Open-End Wrench]
Fig. 218. Bonney AT-8011 9/16Wx5/8W Open-End Wrench, with Insets for Reverse Detail, 1943.

Fig. 218 shows a Bonney AT-8011 9/16Wx5/8W open-end wrench, marked with the sizes forged into the shank, and with "1-101" and "1-011" stamped on the faces. The reverse shank is marked with the B-Shield logo and a forged-in code "AU", as shown in the insets.

The overall length is 9.5 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The plain finish and year code "U" indicate production in 1943.


1232 1 Inch Waterpump Wrench

[Bonney 1232 1 Inch Waterpump Wrench]
Fig. 219. Bonney 1232 1 Inch Waterpump Wrench, with Inset for Marking Detail, 1944.

Fig. 219 shows a Bonney 1232 1 inch waterpump wrench, stamped with the Bonney name and "Made in U.S.A." on the face. The shank is marked with a forged-in code "DV.." at the right, shown as a close-up in the inset.

The overall length is 6.9 inches, and the finish is cadmium plating.

The cadmium finish and year code "V" indicate production in 1944.

Numerous examples of earlier CV-series waterpump wrenches can be seen in the section on Bonney CV Waterpump wrenches. A couple of examples of CV waterpump wrenches have been found from as late as 1942, indicating that production of the CV line continued into the early war years for at least some applications.

A slightly later version of this model can be seen as the Bonaloy 1232 Waterpump Wrench.


E14 13/64x15/64 Ignition Wrench

[Bonney E14 13/64x15/64 Ignition Wrench]
Fig. 220. Bonney E14 13/64x15/64 Ignition Wrench, with Inset for Reverse, 1945.

Fig. 220 shows a Bonney E14 13/64x15/64 ignition wrench with a cadmium finish, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the face, with the fractional sizes on the reverse faces. The reverse shank has a forged-in code "DW." as shown in the inset.

The overall length is 3.0 inches, and the finish is cadmium plating.

The cadmium finish and "W" year code indicate production in 1945.


E16 13/64x15/64 Ignition Wrench

[Bonney E16 13/64x15/64 Ignition Wrench]
Fig. 221. Bonney E16 13/64x15/64 Ignition Wrench, with Inset for Reverse, 1945.

Fig. 221 shows a Bonney E16 13/64x15/64 ignition wrench with a cadmium finish, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the face, with the fractional sizes on the reverse faces. The reverse shank has a forged-in code "EW4" as shown in the inset.

The overall length is 3.0 inches, and the finish is cadmium plating.

The cadmium finish and "W" year code indicate production in 1945.


E30 7/16x1/2 Ignition Wrench

[Bonney E30 7/16x1/2 Ignition Wrench]
Fig. 222. Bonney E30 7/16x1/2 Ignition Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, 1943.

Fig. 222 shows a Bonney E30 7/16x1/2 ignition wrench with a cadmium finish, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the face. The reverse shank has a forged-in code "DU.." as shown in the inset.

The overall length is 4.5 inches, and the finish is cadmium plating.

The cadmium finish and year code "U" indicate production in 1943.

E40 Ignition Offset Box Wrench

Bonney later offered miniature box wrenches for ignition and electrical work.

[Bonney E40 3/16x13/64 Ignition Box Wrench]
Fig. 223. Bonney E40 3/16x13/64 Ignition Box Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, 1945.

Fig. 223 shows a Bonney E40 3/16x13/64 offset box wrench for ignition applications, marked "Made in U.S.A." in raised letters on one side, with the model number and fractional sizes on the reverse. A forged-in code "IW." appears on the reverse.

The overall length is 2.9 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The plain finish and "W" year code indicate production in 1945.

E42 Ignition Offset Box Wrench

[Bonney E42 7/32x15/64 Ignition Box Wrench]
Fig. 224. Bonney E42 7/32x15/64 Ignition Box Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, 1945.

Fig. 224 shows a Bonney E42 7/32x15/64 offset box wrench for ignition applications, marked "Made in U.S.A." in raised letters on one side, with the model number and fractional sizes on the reverse. A forged-in code "IW." appears on the reverse.

The overall length is 3.2 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The plain finish and "W" year code indicate production in 1945.

E44 Ignition Offset Box Wrench

[Bonney E44 1/4x9/32 Ignition Box Wrench]
Fig. 225. Bonney E44 1/4x9/32 Ignition Box Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, 1944.

Fig. 225 shows a Bonney E44 1/4x9/32 offset box wrench for ignition applications, marked "Made in U.S.A." in raised letters on one side, with the model number and fractional sizes on the reverse. A forged-in code "DV." appears on the reverse.

The overall length is 3.5 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The plain finish and "V" year code indicate production in 1944.


The Bonaloy Brand

In 1939 Bonney began using the Bonaloy brand for some of their alloy steel tools, typically for tools that had previously been marked with the CV-Circle logo and Chrome-Vanadium. Bonney filed a trademark application for the Bonaloy brand and the trademark was issued in 1939.

Initially the Bonaloy brand was used for box and combination wrenches, but by the post-war era open-end and tappet wrenches were available in Bonaloy as well. Eventually the Bonaloy brand was used for most of Bonney's alloy steel tools, although certain tools (open-end and tappet) remained available in a Zenel version as well.

Since Bonaloy was first offered for box and combination wrenches, we'll change the order of presentation here to look at these styles first.


Bonaloy Box-End Wrenches


2804L Bonaloy 3/8x7/16 Offset Box-End Wrenches

The next two figures show examples of the Bonney 2804L model.

[Bonney 2804L Bonaloy 3/8x7/16 Offset Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 226. Bonney 2804L Bonaloy 3/8x7/16 Offset Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, 1945.

Fig. 226 shows a Bonney 2804L 3/8x7/16 offset box-end wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the shank, with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes on the reverse. The shank also has a forged-in code "BW.." visible at the left.

The overall length is 8.6 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The plain finish suggests a manufacturing date during the wartime years 1942-1945.

The "W" year code and "Made in U.S.A." marking indicate production in 1945.

[Bonney 2804L Bonaloy 3/8x7/16 Offset Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 227. Bonney 2804L Bonaloy 3/8x7/16 Offset Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, ca. 1942-1945.

Fig. 227 shows another example of the Bonney 2804L offset box wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the shank, with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes on the reverse.

The overall length is 8.6 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The plain finish suggests a manufacturing date during the wartime years 1942-1945.


2805L Bonaloy 1/2x9/16 Offset Box-End Wrench

[Bonney 2805L Bonaloy 1/2x9/16 Offset Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 228. Bonney 2805L Bonaloy 1/2x9/16 Offset Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, ca. 1947+.

Fig. 228 shows a Bonney 2805L 1/2x9/16 offset box-end wrench, stamped "USA" on the shank, with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes on the reverse.

The overall length is 9.1 inches, and the finish is chrome plating, with losses due to rust.

No forged-in code was found on this wrench, but the "USA" marking at least indicates production after 1947.


2805B Bonaloy 1/2x19/32 Offset Box-End Wrench

[Bonney 2805B Bonaloy 1/2x19/32 Offset Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 229. Bonney 2805B Bonaloy 1/2x19/32 Offset Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, ca. 1942-1945.

Fig. 229 shows a Bonney 2805B 1/2x19/32 offset box-end wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes on the reverse. The shank has a forged-in code "IU." visible at the right.

The overall length is 9.1 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The plain finish suggests a manufacturing date during the wartime years 1942-1945.


2807A Bonaloy 5/8x11/16 Offset Box-End Wrenches

[Bonney 2807A Bonaloy 5/8x11/16 Offset Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 230. Bonney 2807A Bonaloy 5/8x11/16 Offset Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side and Reverse, 1943.

Fig. 230 shows a Bonney 2807A 5/8x11/16 offset box wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes on the reverse. The shank also has a forged-in code "CU..." is visible at the left.

The overall length is 11.2 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The "U" year code and Bonaloy marking indicate production in 1943. Without regard to the date code, the plain steel finish would suggest a manufacturing date during the 1942-1945 wartime years.

[Bonney 2807A Bonaloy 5/8x11/16 Offset Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 231. Bonney 2807A Bonaloy 5/8x11/16 Offset Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side and Reverse, 1944.

Fig. 231 shows a very similar Bonney 2807A offset box wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the shank, with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes on the reverse. The shank also has a forged-in code "LV." is visible at the left.

The overall length is 11.1 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The "V" year code and Bonaloy marking indicate production in 1944. Without regard to the date code, the plain steel finish would suggest a manufacturing date during the 1942-1945 wartime years.


2807 Bonaloy 5/8x3/4 Offset Box-End Wrenches

The next two figures show examples of the Bonaloy 2807 wrench from the post-war years.

[Bonney 2807 Bonaloy 5/8x3/4 Offset Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 232. Bonney 2807 Bonaloy 5/8x3/4 Offset Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Marking Detail, 1945.

Fig. 232 shows an earlier Bonney 2807 5/8x3/4 offset box wrench, stamped "Bonney" and "Made in U.S.A." on the shank, with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes on the reverse. The shank also has a forged-in code "IW....." visible at the left, with part of the code shown as a close-up in the middle inset.

The overall length is 11.2 inches, and the finish is chrome plating.

The "W" year code and "Made in U.S.A." marking indicate production in 1945.

[Bonney 2807 Bonaloy 5/8x3/4 Offset Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 233. Bonney 2807 Bonaloy 5/8x3/4 Offset Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Marking Detail, 1951.

Fig. 233 shows a later Bonney 2807 5/8x3/4 offset box wrench, stamped "U.S.A." with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes on the reverse. The shank also has a forged-in code "DO.." visible at the left, and shown as a close-up in the middle inset.

The overall length is 11.2 inches, and the finish is chrome plating.

The "O" year code and "U.S.A." marking indicate production in 1951.


2808 Bonaloy 3/4x7/8 Offset Box-End Wrench

[Bonney 2808 Bonaloy 3/4x7/8 Offset Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 234. Bonney 2808 Bonaloy 3/4x7/8 Offset Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, ca. 1942-1945.

Fig. 234 shows a Bonney 2808 3/4x7/8 offset box-end wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." with "Bonaloy" on the reverse. The shank also has a forged-in code "KU." visible at the right.

The overall length is 11.6 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The plain finish suggests a manufacturing date during the wartime years 1942-1945.

An example of the corresponding model in Zenel steel can be seen as the Bonney Zenel Z2808 Wrench.


2809 Bonaloy 7/8x15/16 Offset Box-End Wrench

[Bonney 2809 Bonaloy 7/8x15/16 Offset Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 235. Bonney 2809 Bonaloy 7/8x15/16 Offset Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side and Reverse, 1944.

Fig. 235 shows a Bonney 2809 7/8x15/16 offset box-end wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes on the reverse. The shank has a forged-in code "IV..v." at the left, although somewhat difficult to read.

The overall length is 12.8 inches, and the finish is cadmium plating.

The "V" year code and Bonaloy marking indicate production in 1944. Without regard to the date code, the cadmium finish would suggest a manufacturing date during the 1942-1945 wartime years.


2809B Bonaloy 7/8x1 Offset Box-End Wrench

[Bonney 2809B Bonaloy 7/8x1 Offset Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 236. Bonney 2809B Bonaloy 7/8x1 Offset Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side and Reverse, 1946.

Fig. 236 shows a Bonney 2809B 7/8x1 offset box-end wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the shank, with "Bonaloy" on the reverse. The shank also has a forged-in code "IX..." visible at the left.

The overall length is 13.0 inches, and the finish is cadmium plating.

The "X" year code and Bonaloy marking indicate production in 1946. Without regard to the date code, the cadmium finish would suggest a manufacturing date during the 1942-1945 wartime years, but in this case the cadmium finish apparently continued into the post-war period.


2810 Bonaloy 15/16x1 Offset Box-End Wrench

[Bonney 2810 Bonaloy 15/16x1 Offset Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 237. Bonney 2810 Bonaloy 15/16x1 Offset Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side and Reverse, 1944.

Fig. 237 shows a Bonney 2810 15/16x1 offset box-end wrench, stamped with "Made in U.S.A." on the shank, with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes on the reverse. The shank also has a forged-in code "DV......v" visible at the right, and shown as a close-up in the middle inset.

The overall length is 13.8 inches. The finish is plain steel, with extensive pitting due to rust.

The "V" year code and Bonaloy marking indicate production in 1944. Without regard to the date code, the plain steel finish would suggest a manufacturing date during the 1942-1945 wartime years.


2811A Bonaloy 1x1-1/16 Offset Box-End Wrench

[Bonney 2811A Bonaloy 1x1-1/16 Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 238. Bonney 2811A Bonaloy 1x1-1/16 Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, 1948.

Fig. 238 shows a Bonney 1x1-1/16 offset box-end wrench, stamped "U.S.A." on the shank, with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes on the reverse. The shank also has a forged-in code "CZ." visible at the left.

The overall length is 14.8 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished ends.

The "Z" year code and Bonaloy marking indicate production in 1948.


2812A Bonaloy 1-1/4x1-7/16 Offset Box-End Wrench

[Bonney 2812A Bonaloy 1-1/4x1-7/16 Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 239. Bonney 2812A Bonaloy 1-1/4x1-7/16 Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, ca. 1947+.

Fig. 239 shows a Bonney 1-1/4x1-7/16 offset box-end wrench, marked "U.S.A." with "Bonaloy" on the reverse.

The overall length is 19.5 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished ends.

The "U.S.A." marking indicates production in 1947 or later.


2803 Bonaloy 5/16x3/8 Short Offset Box-End Wrench

[Bonney 2803 Bonaloy 5/16x3/8 Short Offset Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 240. Bonney 2803 Bonaloy 5/16x3/8 Short Offset Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, 1956.

Fig. 240 shows a Bonney 2803 5/16x3/8 short offset box-end wrench, stamped "U.S.A." on the shank, with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes on the reverse. The shank also has a forged-in code "FT..." visible at the left.

The overall length is 4.6 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished ends.

The "T" year code and "U.S.A." marking indicates production in 1956, near the end of the usage of the Bonaloy marking. This wrench is currently our latest (i.e. most recently made) example with the Bonaloy marking.


2804 Bonaloy 3/8x7/16 Short Offset Box-End Wrenches

The next several figures show examples of the Bonney 2804 box wrench.

[Bonney 2804 Bonaloy 3/8x7/16 Short Offset Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 241. Bonney 2804 Bonaloy 3/8x7/16 Short Offset Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, 1942.

Fig. 241 shows an earlier Bonney 2804 3/8x7/16 short offset box-end wrench, marked with "Bonney and "Made in U.S.A." forged into the shank, with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes forged into the reverse. The shank also has a forged-in code "IT.." visible at the left.

The overall length is 5.2 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The "T" year code and Bonaloy marking indicate production in 1942.

[Bonney 2804 Bonaloy 3/8x7/16 Short Offset Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 242. Bonney 2804 Bonaloy 3/8x7/16 Short Offset Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, 1944.

Fig. 242 shows a slightly later Bonney 2804 3/8x7/16 short offset box-end wrench, marked with "Bonney and "Made in U.S.A." forged into the shank, with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes forged into the reverse. The shank also has a forged-in code "HV." visible at the left.

The overall length is 5.2 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The "V" year code and Bonaloy marking indicate production in 1944.

[Bonney 2804 Bonaloy 3/8x7/16 Short Offset Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 243. Bonney 2804 Bonaloy 3/8x7/16 Short Offset Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, 1946.

Fig. 243 shows a somewhat later Bonney 2804 3/8x7/16 short offset box-end wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the shank, with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes on the reverse. The shank also has a forged-in code "HX." visible at the left.

The overall length is 4.8 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished ends.

The "X" year code and Bonaloy marking indicate production in 1946.


NAF39427-1 3/8x7/16 Short Offset Box-End Wrench

This next tool is the functional equivalent of a 2804 wrench and was likely made as contract production for an equipment maker, but we haven't found the specific application yet.

[Bonney NAF39427-1 3/8x7/16 Short Offset Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 243B. Bonney NAF39427-1 Short Offset Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, 1947.

Fig. 243B shows a rare Bonney NAF39427-1 3/8x7/16 short offset box-end wrench, marked with "Bonney" forged into the shank, with the model number forged into the reverse. The shank also has a forged-in code "FY...." visible at the right.

The overall length is 4.7 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

Another example of an "NAF" tool can be seen as the Bonney Z-2816/NAF39460-2 Offset Box Wrench. The NAF tools are thought to be production for a military contract, with a likely production date in the 1940s. The "Y" year code would then indicate production in 1947.


2805 Bonaloy 1/2x9/16 Short Offset Box-End Wrench

[Bonney 2805 Bonaloy 1/2x9/16 Short Offset Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 244. Bonney 2805 Bonaloy 1/2x9/16 Short Offset Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, 1946.

Fig. 244 shows a Bonney 2805 1/2x9/16 short offset box-end wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the shank, with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes on the reverse. The shank also has a forged-in code "BX." visible at the left.

The overall length is 5.6 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished ends.

The "X" year code and Bonaloy marking indicate production in 1946.

Earlier versions of the 2805 model can be seen as the Bonney 2805 CV Wrenches.


2806 Bonaloy 9/16x5/8 Short Offset Box-End Wrench

[Bonney 2806 Bonaloy 9/16x5/8 Short Offset Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 245. Bonney 2806 Bonaloy 9/16x5/8 Short Offset Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, ca. Late 1940s+.

Fig. 245 shows a Bonney 2806 9/16x5/8 short offset box-end wrench, stamped "U.S.A." with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes on the reverse. The shank has a forged-in code "KT...." at the left, although very faint and difficult to read.

The overall length is 5.8 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished ends.

The "U.S.A." marking indicates later production, in the late 1940s or 1950s.


2806C Bonaloy 5/8x11/16 Short Offset Box-End Wrench

[Bonney 2806C Bonaloy 5/8x11/16 Short Offset Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 246. Bonney 2806C Bonaloy 5/8x11/16 Short Offset Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, 1946.

Fig. 246 shows a Bonney 2806C 5/8x11/16 short offset box wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." with "Bonaloy" on the reverse. The shank also has a forged-in code "AX." visible at the left, though it's a bit difficult to read.

The overall length is 6.0 inches. The finish is chrome plating, with losses due to wear.

The "X" year code and Bonaloy marking indicate production in 1946.


2806B Bonaloy 5/8x3/4 Short Offset Box-End Wrench

[Bonney 2806B Bonaloy 5/8x3/4 Short Offset Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 247. Bonney 2806B Bonaloy 5/8x3/4 Short Offset Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, 1942.

Fig. 247 shows a Bonney 2806B 5/8x3/4 short offset box wrench, stamped with "Made in U.S.A." and the model number on the shank, with "Bonaloy" on the reverse. The shank also has a forged-in code "AT." visible at the right, shown as a close-up in the middle inset.

The overall length is 6.3 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The "T" year code and Bonaloy marking indicate production in 1942.

The plain steel finish suggests a manufacturing date during the 1942-1945 wartime years.


2890 Bonaloy 3/8x7/16 Box-End Wrench

[Bonney 2890 Bonaloy 3/8x7/16 Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 248. Bonney 2890 Bonaloy 3/8x7/16 Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, 1944.

Fig. 248 shows a Bonney 2890 3/8x7/16 box-end wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the front, with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes on the reverse. The reverse shank also has a forged-in code "FV." visible at the left.

The overall length is 7.8 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The "V" year code and Bonaloy marking indicate production in 1944.

The plain steel finish suggests a manufacturing date during the 1942-1945 wartime years.


2890C Bonaloy 7/16x1/2 Box-End Wrench

[Bonney 2890C Bonaloy 7/16x1/2 Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 249. Bonney 2890C Bonaloy 7/16x1/2 Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail.

Fig. 249 shows a Bonney 2890C 7/16x1/2 box-end wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the front, with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes on the reverse. The shank also has a forged-in code "CW..." visible at the left.

The overall length is 7.9 inches, and the finish is chrome plating.

The "W" year code and Bonaloy marking indicate production in 1945.


2891C Bonaloy 9/16x5/8 Box-End Wrench

[Bonney 2891C Bonaloy 9/16x5/8 Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 250. Bonney 2891C Bonaloy 9/16x5/8 Box-End Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, ca. 1942-1945.

Fig. 250 shows a Bonney 2891C 9/16x5/8 box-end wrench with raised-letter markings, with "Made in U.S.A." on the front and "Bonaloy" on the reverse. The reverse shank also has a forged-in code "BW." (not shown).

The overall length is 10.0 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The plain finish suggests a manufacturing date during the 1942-1945 wartime years.


2892 Bonaloy 5/8x11/16 Box-End Wrench

[Bonney 2892 Bonaloy 5/8x11/16 Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 251. Bonney 2892 Bonaloy 5/8x11/16 Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Size View and Reverse Detail.

Fig. 251 shows a Bonney 2892 5/8x11/16 box-end wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the front, with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes on the reverse. The reverse shank also has a forged-in code "AX..." visible at the left.

The overall length is 9.8 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished ends.

The "X" year code and Bonaloy marking indicate production in 1946.


2893C Bonaloy 11/16x3/4 Box-End Wrench

[Bonney 2893C Bonaloy 11/16x3/4 Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 252. Bonney 2893C Bonaloy 11/16x3/4 Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, ca. 1942-1945.

Fig. 252 shows a Bonney 2893C 11/16x3/4 box-end wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the front, with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes on the reverse. The reverse shank also has a forged-in code "AV.v" visible at the left, shown as a partial close-up in the middle inset.

The overall length is 11.1 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The plain finish suggests a manufacturing date during the 1942-1945 wartime years.


2894C Bonaloy 13/16x7/8 Box-End Wrench

[Bonney 2894C Bonaloy 13/16x7/8 Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 253. Bonney 2894C Bonaloy 13/16x7/8 Box-End Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, ca. 1942-1945.

Fig. 253 shows a Bonney 2894C 13/16x7/8 box-end wrench with forged raised-letter markings, marked "Made in U.S.A." on the front with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes on the reverse. The shank also has a forged-in code "KT.." visible at the left.

The overall length is 13.3 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The plain finish suggests a manufacturing date during the 1942-1945 wartime years.


2893B Bonaloy 3/4x7/8 Box-End Wrench

[Bonney 2893B Bonaloy 3/4x7/8 Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 254. Bonney 2893B Bonaloy 3/4x7/8 Box-End Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, ca. 1942-1945.

Fig. 254 shows a Bonney 2893B 3/4x7/8 box-end wrench, marked "Made in U.S.A." with "Bonaloy" on the reverse. A forged-in code of "AV." is visible on the reverse, to the left of the inset.

The overall length is 11.1 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The plain finish suggests a manufacturing date during the 1942-1945 wartime years.


2894 Bonaloy 7/8x15/16 Box-End Wrenches

The next two figures show examples of the Bonaloy 2894 wrench.

[Bonney 2894 Bonaloy 7/8x15/16 Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 255. Bonney 2894 Bonaloy 7/8x15/16 Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, 1942.

Fig. 255 shows an earlier Bonney 2894 7/8x15/16 box-end wrench, stamped with "Bonney" and "Made in U.S.A." on the shank, with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes on the reverse. The reverse shank also has a forged-in code "BT..." visible at the left, shown as a close-up in the lower left inset.

The overall length is 13.4 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The "T" year code and "Bonaloy" marking indicate production in 1942.

[Bonney 2894 Bonaloy 7/8x15/16 Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 256. Bonney 2894 Bonaloy 7/8x15/16 Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, 1945.

Fig. 256 shows a later Bonney 2894 7/8x15/16 box-end wrench, stamped with "Bonney" and "Made in U.S.A." on the shank, with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes on the reverse. The reverse shank also has a forged-in code "HW...." visible at the left, shown as a close-up in the lower left inset.

The overall length is 13.3 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished ends.

The "W" year code and "Bonaloy" marking indicate production in 1945.


2894B Bonaloy 15/16x1 Box-End Wrench

[Bonney 2894B Bonaloy 15/16x1 Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 257. Bonney 2894B Bonaloy 15/16x1 Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, ca. 1942-1945.

Fig. 257 shows a Bonney 2894B 15/16x1 box-end wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes on the reverse.

The overall length is 13.5 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The plain finish suggests a manufacturing date during the wartime years 1942-1945.

This wrench matches the specifications and illustration for the 41-W-608 wrench listed in publication ORD 6 SNL G-27, a catalog of the military mechanic's tool set from the WWII era.


2897 Bonaloy 1-1/4x1-7/16 Box-End Wrench

[Bonney 2897 Bonaloy 1-1/4x1-7/16 Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 258. Bonney 2897 Bonaloy 1-1/4x1-7/16 Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, 1945.

Fig. 258 shows a Bonney 2897 1-1/4x1-7/16 box-end wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes on the reverse. The reverse shank also has a forged-in code "BW..." visible at the left, and shown as a close-up in the lower inset.

The overall length is 18.4 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished ends.

The "W" year code and Bonaloy marking indicate production in 1945.


2885 Bonaloy 5/16x3/8 Short Box-End Wrench

[Bonney 2885 Bonaloy 5/16x3/8 Short Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 259. Bonney 2885 Bonaloy 5/16x3/8 Short Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, ca. 1942-1945.

Fig. 259 shows a Bonney 2885 5/16x3/8 short box-end wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the shank, with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes on the reverse. The shank also has a forged-in code "BS....." visible at the left.

The overall length is 4.1 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The plain finish suggests a production date during the 1942-1945 wartime years.


2887 Bonaloy 7/16x1/2 Short Box-End Wrench

[Bonney 2887 Bonaloy 7/16x1/2 Short Box-End Wrench]
Fig. 260. Bonney 2887 Bonaloy 7/16x1/2 Short Box-End Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail.

Fig. 260 shows a Bonney 2887 7/16x1/2 short box-end wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes on the reverse. A forged-in code "A.Y" can be seen on the shank at the left.

The overall length is 5.1 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished ends.


Bonaloy Combination Wrenches

Bonney began producing Bonaloy combination wrenches in 1939 as a replacement for the earlier Zenel combination wrenches. The Bonaloy combination wrenches used a hefty design with large oval shanks, and the shanks were substantially longer than the earlier Zenel models.

The Bonaloy wrenches used model numbers in an 11xx series apparently borrowed from J.H. Williams. Sizes were available from 3/8 (model 1160) up to 1-1/8 (model 1172), a much wider range than had been offered in Zenel.

Bonaloy combination wrenches remained in production until around 1950, when a new "streamlined" combination wrench design was introduced. The new design retained the model number series but dropped the Bonaloy marking, marking the beginning of the end for alloy steel markings.


1160 Bonaloy 3/8 Combination Wrench

[Bonney 1160 Bonaloy 3/8 Combination Wrench]
Fig. 261. Bonney 1160 Bonaloy 3/8 Combination Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, ca. 1942-1945.

Fig. 261 shows a Bonney 1160 3/8 combination wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the shank, with "Bonaloy" and the fractional size on the reverse. The reverse shank also has a forged-in code "AV.." visible at the right.

The overall length is 5.0 inches, and the finish is cadmium plating.

The cadmium finish suggests production during the wartime years 1942-1945.


1161 Bonaloy 7/16 Combination Wrench

[Bonney 1161 Bonaloy 7/16 Combination Wrench]
Fig. 262. Bonney 1161 Bonaloy 7/16 Combination Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, 1947.

Fig. 262 shows a Bonney 1161 7/16 combination wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the shank, with "Bonaloy" and the fractional size on the reverse. The reverse shank also has a forged-in code "EV." visible at the right.

The overall length is 5.3 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

The "Y" year code and Bonaloy marking indicate production in 1947.


1163 Bonaloy 9/16 Combination Wrenches

[Bonney 1163 Bonaloy 9/16 Combination Wrench]
Fig. 263. Bonney 1163 Bonaloy 9/16 Combination Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, 1946.

Fig. 263 shows a Bonney 1163 9/16 combination wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the shank with "Bonaloy" on the reverse. The reverse shank also has a forged-in code "HX." (not shown).

The overall length is 6.6 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with some losses due to wear.

The "X" year code and Bonaloy marking indicate production in 1946.

[Bonney 1163 Bonaloy 9/16 Combination Wrench]
Fig. 264. Bonney 1163 Bonaloy 9/16 Combination Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, ca. Late 1940s+.

Fig. 264 shows a Bonney 1163 9/16 combination wrench, stamped "U.S.A." on the shank with "Bonaloy" on the reverse. The reverse shank also has a forged-in code "IY.." visible at the right of the inset.

The overall length is 6.7 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

The "U.S.A." marking suggests a later production date, probably in the late 1940s or 1950s.


1164 Bonaloy 5/8 Combination Wrench

[Bonney 1164 Bonaloy 5/8 Combination Wrench]
Fig. 265. Bonney 1164 Bonaloy 5/8 Combination Wrench, with Inset for Reverse, ca. 1942-1945.

Fig. 265 shows a Bonney 1164 5/8 combination wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the shank with "Bonaloy" on the reverse. The reverse shank also has a forged-in code "ET" (not shown).

The overall length is 7.7 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The faces on this wrench show concentric marks from the machining process, suggesting that some grinding and polishing steps were omitted. These marks and the plain finish suggest production during the wartime years 1942-1945.


1165 Bonaloy 11/16 Combination Wrenches

The next figures show examples of the Bonney 1165 combination wrench.

[Bonney 1165 Bonaloy 11/16 Combination Wrench]
Fig. 266. Bonney 1165 Bonaloy 11/16 Combination Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, ca. 1942-1945.

Fig. 266 shows a Bonney 1165 11/16 combination wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the shank with "Bonaloy" on the reverse. The reverse shank also has a forged-in code "HT.v", visible in the lower inset at the right.

The overall length is 8.6 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The plain finish suggests a manufacturing date during the wartime years 1942-1945.

[Bonney 1165 Bonaloy 11/16 Combination Wrench]
Fig. 267. Bonney 1165 Bonaloy 11/16 Combination Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, 1946.

Fig. 267 shows a Bonney 1165 11/16 combination wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the shank, with "Bonaloy" and the fractional size on the reverse. The reverse shank also has a forged-in code "BX." visible at the right in the lower inset.

The overall length is 8.6 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

The "X" year code and Bonaloy marking indicate production in 1946.


1166 Bonaloy 3/4 Combination Wrench

[Bonney 1166 Bonaloy 3/4 Combination Wrench]
Fig. 268. Bonney 1166 Bonaloy 3/4 Combination Wrench, with Insets for Side and Reverse Detail.

Fig. 268 shows a Bonney 1166 3/4 combination wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the shank with "Bonaloy" on the reverse.

The overall length is 9.4 inches. The finish is chrome plating with extensive losses due to rust.


1167A Bonaloy 13/16 Combination Wrench

[Bonney 1167A Bonaloy 13/16 Combination Wrench]
Fig. 269. Bonney 1167A Bonaloy 13/16 Combination Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail.

Fig. 269 shows a Bonney 1167A 13/16 combination wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the shank with "Bonaloy" on the reverse.

The overall length is 10.9 inches, and the finish is plain steel.


1167 Bonaloy 7/8 Combination Wrenches

The next figures show two examples of the Bonney Bonaloy 1167 model.

[Bonney 1167 Bonaloy 7/8 Combination Wrench]
Fig. 270. Bonney 1167 Bonaloy 7/8 Combination Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, 1944.

Fig. 270 shows a Bonney 1167 7/8 combination wrench with an unsual coppery finish, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the shank, with "Bonaloy" on the reverse. The reverse shank also has a forged-in code "DV.." visible at the right in the inset.

The overall length is 11.0 inches. The finish is a thin copper coating, with losses due to wear and rust.

The copper coating on this example may be a variant of the wartime finishes, more commonly seen as cadmium plating or plain steel. The "V" year code and Bonaloy marking indicate production in 1944.


[Bonney 1167 Bonaloy 7/8 Combination Wrench]
Fig. 271. Bonney 1167 Bonaloy 7/8 Combination Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, 1946.

Fig. 271 shows a later Bonney 1167 7/8 combination wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the shank with "Bonaloy" on the reverse. The reverse shank also has a forged-in code "FX.." visible at the right in the lower inset.

The overall length is 11.0 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

The "X" year code and Bonaloy marking indicate production in 1946.


1168 Bonaloy 15/16 Combination Wrench

[Bonney 1168 Bonaloy 15/16 Combination Wrench]
Fig. 272. Bonney 1168 Bonaloy 15/16 Combination Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, 1946.

Fig. 272 shows a Bonney 1168 15/16 combination wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the shank, with "Bonaloy" and the fractional sizes on the reverse. The reverse shank also has a forged-in code "AX.." visible at the right, and shown as a close-up in the middle inset.

The overall length is 13.0 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

The "X" year code and Bonaloy marking indicate production in 1946.


1170 Bonaloy 1 Inch Combination Wrenches

The next two figures show examples of the Bonney 1170 wrench.

[Bonney 1170 Bonaloy 1 Inch Combination Wrench]
Fig. 273. Bonney 1170 Bonaloy 1 Inch Combination Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, 1944.

Fig. 273 shows an earlier Bonney 1170 1 inch combination wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the shank with "Bonaloy" on the reverse. The reverse shank also has a forged-in code "GV." visible at the right, shown as a close-up in the middle inset.

The overall length is 12.9 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The "V" year code and Bonaloy marking indicate production in 1944.

The faces of this wrench show concentric marks from the machining process, suggesting that some grinding and polishing steps were omitted. In addition, the edges of the wrench retain marks from the trimming step, as can be seen in the top inset. The roughly machined surfaces and plain steel finish suggest production during the wartime years 1942-1945.


[Bonney 1170 Bonaloy 1 Inch Combination Wrench]
Fig. 274. Bonney 1170 Bonaloy 1 Inch Combination Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, 1947.

Fig. 274 shows a later Bonney 1170 1 inch combination wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the shank with "Bonaloy" on the reverse. The reverse shank also has a forged-in code "AY." visible at the right.

The overall length is 13.0 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

The "Y" year code and Bonaloy marking indicate production in 1947.


1172 Bonaloy 1-1/8 Combination Wrench

[Bonney 1172 Bonaloy 1-1/8 Combination Wrench]
Fig. 275. Bonney 1172 Bonaloy 1-1/8 Combination Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail.

Fig. 275 shows a Bonney 1172 1-1/8 combination wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the shank with "Bonaloy" on the reverse.

The overall length is 13.0 inches, and the finish is chrome plating.


1174 Bonaloy 1-5/16 Combination Wrench

[Bonney 1174 Bonaloy 1-5/16 Combination Wrench]
Fig. 276. Bonney 1174 Bonaloy 1-5/16 Combination Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, ca. 1942-1945.

Fig. 276 shows a Bonney 1174 1-5/16 combination wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the shank with "Bonaloy" on the reverse. The reverse shank also has a forged-in code "FV." faintly visible at the right, and shown as a close-up in the middle inset.

The overall length is 18.0 inches, and the finish is plain steel.

The plain finish suggests a manufacturing date during the wartime years 1942-1945.


Bonaloy Open-End Wrenches

The Bonaloy brand was first used for box and combination wrenches in 1939, and somewhat later the brand was extended to open-end wrenches. Catalogs from the early to mid 1940s still mention CV open-end wrenches, but by 1947 the C-1 catalog was listing Bonaloy open-end wrenches. Thus around 1945-1947 the Bonaloy brand superseded the older CV line, with the model numbers and specifications remaining unchanged. (The parallel line of Zenel open-end wrenches remained in production as well.)

Around 1950 Bonney introduced a new "streamlined" design for open-end wrenches, but continued production of the Bonaloy open-ended models until at least 1954. The streamlined open-end wrenches were given updated E-series model numbers with the sizes encoded in 32nds, marking the end of Bonney's use of the older industry-standard numbers. (See our section on Bonney's Modern Wrenches for more information on the "Streamlined" design.)


1721 Bonaloy 5/16x3/8 Open-End Wrench

[Bonney 1721 Bonaloy 5/16x3/8 Open-End Wrench]
Fig. 277. Bonney 1721 Bonaloy 5/16x3/8 Open-End Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, 1947.

Fig. 277 shows a Bonney 1721 5/16x3/8 open-end wrench, stamped "U.S.A." on the face. The shank has a forged-in code "JY." at the left, with "Bonaloy" forged into the reverse.

The overall length is 3.7 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

The year code "Y" indicates production in 1947.


1723 Bonaloy 3/8x7/16 Open-End Wrenches

The next figures show two examples of the Bonaloy 1723 model.

[Bonney 1723 Bonaloy 3/8x7/16 Open-End Wrench]
Fig. 278. Bonney 1723 Bonaloy 3/8x7/16 Open-End Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, ca. 1945-1947.

Fig. 278 shows a Bonney 1723 3/8x7/16 open-end wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the face. The shank has a forged-in code "DX.." at the left, with "Bonaloy" forged into the reverse.

The overall length is 4.1 inches. The finish is chrome plating with polished faces, with some chrome loss due to wear or rust.

The chrome-plated finish together with the Bonaloy brand indicate production in the post-war era, e.g. late 1945 or later. The use of the older "Made in U.S.A." face marking narrows the likely manufacturing dates to 1945-1947.

[Bonney 1723 Bonaloy 3/8x7/16 Open-End Wrench]
Fig. 279. Bonney 1723 Bonaloy 3/8x7/16 Open-End Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, 1951.

Fig. 279 shows a later Bonney 1723 open-end wrench, stamped "U.S.A." on the face. The shank has a forged-in code "EO..." at the left, with "Bonaloy" forged into the reverse.

The overall length is 4.1 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

The "O" year code and "U.S.A." marking indicate production in 1951, in the third cycle of the Bonney date code system.

An earlier generation of this model can be seen as the Bonney 1723 CV Wrench.


1725 Bonaloy 7/16x1/2 Open-End Wrench

[Bonney 1725 Bonaloy 7/16x1/2 Open-End Wrench]
Fig. 280. Bonney 1725 Bonaloy 7/16x1/2 Open-End Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, 1950.

Fig. 280 shows a Bonney 1725 7/16x1/2 open-end wrench, stamped "U.S.A." on the face. The shank has a forged-in code "EN.." at the left, with "Bonaloy" forged into the reverse.

The overall length is 5.5 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

The "N" year code and "U.S.A." marking indicate production in 1950.


1725B Bonaloy 1/2x9/16 Open-End Wrench

[Bonney 1725B Bonaloy 1/2x9/16 Open-End Wrench]
Fig. 281. Bonney 1725B Bonaloy 1/2x9/16 Open-End Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, ca. 1945-1947.

Fig. 281 shows a Bonney 1725B 1/2x9/16 open-end wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the face. The shank has a forged-in code "EX..." visible at the left, with "Bonaloy" forged into the reverse.

The overall length is 6.1 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

The chrome-plated finish together with the Bonaloy brand indicate production in the post-war era, e.g. late 1945 or later. The use of the older "Made in U.S.A." face marking narrows the likely manufacturing dates to 1945-1947.


1025 Bonaloy 1/2x19/32 Open-End Wrench

[Bonney 1025 Bonaloy 1/2x19/32 Open-End Wrench]
Fig. 282. Bonney 1025 Bonaloy 1/2x19/32 Open-End Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, 1952.

Fig. 282 shows a Bonney 1025 1/2x19/32 open-end wrench, stamped "U.S.A." on the face. The shank has a forged-in code "FP.." at the left, with "Bonaloy" forged into the reverse.

The overall length is 6.0 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

The "P" year code and "U.S.A." marking indicate production in 1952. An earlier CV version of this model can be seen as the Bonney 1025 CV Wrench.


1027C Bonaloy 9/16x11/16 Open-End Wrench

[Bonney 1027C Bonaloy 9/16x11/16 Open-End Wrench]
Fig. 283. Bonney 1027C Bonaloy 9/16x11/16 Open-End Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, ca. 1945-1947.

Fig. 283 shows a Bonney 1027C 9/16x11/16 open-end wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the face. The shank has a forged-in code "JX.." visible at the left, with "Bonaloy" forged into the reverse.

The overall length is 7.2 inches. The finish is chrome plating with polished faces, with some chrome loss due to wear.

The chrome-plated finish together with the Bonaloy brand indicate production in the post-war era, e.g. late 1945 or later. The use of the older "Made in U.S.A." face marking narrows the likely manufacturing dates to 1945-1947.

This wrench is a later Bonaloy version of the Bonney 1027C CV Wrench shown in a prior figure.


1027A Bonaloy 5/8x11/16 Open-End Wrench

The next two figures show examples of the Bonney Bonaloy 1027A model.

[Bonney 1027A Bonaloy 5/8x11/16 Open-End Wrench]
Fig. 284. Bonney 1027A Bonaloy 5/8x11/16 Open-End Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, ca. 1945-1947.

Fig. 284 shows an earlier Bonney 1027A 5/8x11/16 open-end wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the face. The shank has a forged-in code "LW..." visible at the left, with "Bonaloy" forged into the reverse.

The overall length is 7.2 inches. The finish is chrome plating with polished faces, with some chrome loss due to wear.

The chrome-plated finish together with the Bonaloy brand indicate production in the post-war era, e.g. late 1945 or later. The use of the older "Made in U.S.A." face marking narrows the likely manufacturing dates to 1945-1947.


[Bonney 1027A Bonaloy 5/8x11/16 Open-End Wrench]
Fig. 285. Bonney 1027A Bonaloy 5/8x11/16 Open-End Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, 1950.

Fig. 285 shows a later Bonney 1027A 5/8x11/16 open-end wrench, stamped "U.S.A." on the face. The shank has a forged-in code "BN.." visible at the left, with "Bonaloy" forged into the reverse.

The overall length is 7.2 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

The "N" year code and "U.S.A." marking indicate production in 1950.


1028S Bonaloy 5/8x25/32 Open-End Wrench

[Bonney 1028S Bonaloy 5/8x25/32 Open-End Wrench]
Fig. 286. Bonney 1028S Bonaloy 5/8x25/32 Open-End Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, ca. 1945-1947.

Fig. 286 shows a Bonney 1028S 5/8x25/32 open-end wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the face. The shank has a forged-in code "KX." visible at the left, with "Bonaloy" forged into the reverse.

The overall length is 7.4 inches. The finish is chrome plating with polished faces, with some chrome loss due to rust.

The chrome-plated finish together with the Bonaloy brand indicate production in the post-war era, e.g. late 1945 or later. The use of the older "Made in U.S.A." face marking narrows the likely manufacturing dates to 1945-1947.


1731 Bonaloy 3/4x13/16 Open-End Wrench

[Bonney 1731 Bonaloy 3/4x13/16 Open-End Wrench]
Fig. 287. Bonney 1731 Bonaloy 3/4x13/16 Open-End Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, 1945.

Fig. 287 shows a Bonney 1731 3/4x13/16 open-end wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the face. The shank has a forged-in code "KW.." visible at the left, with "Bonaloy" forged into the reverse.

The overall length is 9.2 inches. The finish is chrome plating, with some losses due to wear and rust.

The "W" year code and Bonaloy marking indicate indicate production in 1945.


1731-A Bonaloy 3/4x7/8 Open-End Wrenches

The next several figures show examples of the Bonaloy 1731-A wrench model.

[Bonney 1731-A Bonaloy 3/4x7/8 Open-End Wrench]
Fig. 288. Bonney 1731-A Bonaloy 3/4x7/8 Open-End Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, ca. 1945-1947.

Fig. 288 shows a Bonney 1731-A 3/4x7/8 open-end wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the face. The shank has a forged-in code "GW." visible at the left, with "Bonaloy" forged into the reverse.

The overall length is 9.2 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

The chrome-plated finish together with the Bonaloy brand indicate production in the post-war era, e.g. late 1945 or later. The use of the older "Made in U.S.A." face marking narrows the likely manufacturing dates to 1945-1947.


[Bonney 1731-A Bonaloy 3/4x7/8 Open-End Wrench]
Fig. 289. Bonney 1731-A Bonaloy 3/4x7/8 Open-End Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, 1947.

Fig. 289 shows a Bonney 1731-A 3/4x7/8 open-end wrench, stamped "U.S.A." on the face. The shank has a forged-in code "LX." visible at the left, with "Bonaloy" forged into the reverse.

The overall length is 9.2 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

The second wrench shows a minor inconsistency between its forged-in date code and the stamped "U.S.A." marking on the face. The "LX" code would normally indicate production late in 1946, but the "U.S.A." marking indicates production in 1947 or later. Since the stamped marking is added during actual wrench production, the wrench was likely produced in 1947. (For further information, see the discussion on the "U.S.A." Marking in an earlier section.)


[Bonney 1731-A Bonaloy 3/4x7/8 Open-End Wrench]
Fig. 290. Bonney 1731-A Bonaloy 3/4x7/8 Open-End Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, 1949.

Fig. 290 shows a later Bonney 1731-A open-end wrench, stamped "U.S.A." on the face. The shank has a forged-in code "EM.." visible at the left, with "Bonaloy" forged into the reverse.

The overall length is 9.2 inches. The finish is chrome plating, but with extensive losses due to wear.

The "M" year code and "U.S.A." marking indicate production in 1949, the beginning of the third cycle of the Bonney date code system.

An earlier example of this wrench model can be seen as the Bonney CV 1731-A Wrench. The equivalent model in Zenel steel is shown as the Bonney Zenel 3731-A Wrench.


1031 Bonaloy 25/32x7/8 Open-End Wrenches

The next two figures show similar examples of the Bonaloy 1031 wrench.

[Bonney 1031 Bonaloy 25/32x7/8 Open-End Wrench]
Fig. 291. Bonney 1031 Bonaloy 25/32x7/8 Open-End Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, 1947.

Fig. 291 shows a Bonney 1031 25/32x7/8 open-end wrench, stamped "U.S.A." on the face. The shank has a forged-in code "LX..." visible at the left, with "Bonaloy" forged into the reverse.

The overall length is 9.3 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

This first example shows a minor inconsistency between the forged-in date code and the stamped "U.S.A." marking on the face. The "LX" code would normally indicate production late in 1946, but the "U.S.A." marking indicates production in 1947 or later. Since the stamped marking is added during actual wrench production, the wrench was likely produced in 1947. (For further information, see the discussion on the "U.S.A." Marking in an earlier section.)


[Bonney 1031 Bonaloy 25/32x7/8 Open-End Wrench]
Fig. 292. Bonney 1031 Bonaloy 25/32x7/8 Open-End Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, 1947.

Fig. 292 shows another example of the Bonney 1031 open-end wrench, stamped "U.S.A." on the face. The shank has a forged-in code "LY." visible at the left, with "Bonaloy" forged into the reverse.

The overall length is 9.2 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

The "Y" year code and Bonaloy marking indicate production in 1947.


1034 Bonaloy 7/8x1-1/16 Open-End Wrench

[Bonney 1034 Bonaloy 7/8x1-1/16 Open-End Wrench]
Fig. 293. Bonney 1034 Bonaloy 7/8x1-1/16 Open-End Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, 1947.

Fig. 293 shows a Bonney 1034 7/8x1-1/16 open-end wrench, stamped "U.S.A." on the face. The shank has a forged-in code "LX.." visible at the left, with "Bonaloy" forged into the reverse.

The overall length is 10.4 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

This wrench shows a minor inconsistency between the forged-in date code and the stamped "U.S.A." marking on the face. The "LX" code would normally indicate production late in 1946, but the "U.S.A." marking indicates production in 1947 or later. Since the stamped marking is added during actual wrench production, the wrench was likely produced in 1947. (For further information, see the discussion on the "U.S.A." Marking in an earlier section.)


1035 Bonaloy 31/32x1-1/16 Open-End Wrench

[Bonney 1035 Bonaloy 31/32x1-1/16 Open-End Wrench]
Fig. 294. Bonney 1035 Bonaloy 31/32x1-1/16 Open-End Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, ca. 1945-1947.

Fig. 294 shows a Bonney 1035 31/32x1-1/16 open-end wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the face. The shank has a forged-in code "HW..." visible at the left, with "Bonaloy" forged into the reverse.

The overall length is 10.5 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

The chrome-plated finish together with the Bonaloy brand indicate production in the post-war era, e.g. late 1945 or later. The use of the older "Made in U.S.A." face marking narrows the likely manufacturing dates to 1945-1947.

A much earlier version of this model can be seen as the Bonney CV 1035 Wrench.


1735 Bonaloy 1x1-1/8 Open-End Wrench

[Bonney 1735 Bonaloy 1x1-1/8 Open-End Wrench]
Fig. 295. Bonney 1735 Bonaloy 1x1-1/8 Open-End Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, 1950.

Fig. 295 shows a Bonney 1735 1x1-1/8 open-end wrench, stamped "U.S.A." on the face. The shank has a forged-in code "IN.." visible at the left, with "Bonaloy" forged into the reverse.

The overall length is 11.9 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

The "N" year code and "U.S.A." marking indicate production in 1950.


Bonaloy Tappet Wrenches

The use of the Bonaloy brand for tappet wrenches followed about the same schedule as the open-end wrenches, e.g. production beginning in the post-war era.


424 Bonaloy 5/8x11/16 Tappet Wrenches

The next figures show two generations of the Bonaloy 424 tappet wrench.

[Bonney 424 Bonaloy 5/8x11/16 Tappet Wrench]
Fig. 296. Bonney 424 Bonaloy 5/8x11/16 Tappet Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, ca. 1945-1947.

Fig. 296 shows an earlier Bonney 424 5/8x11/16 open-end wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the face. The shank has a forged-in code "JW..." visible at the left, with "Bonaloy" forged into the reverse.

The overall length is 8.5 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

The chrome-plated finish paired with the Bonaloy brand indicates production in late 1945 or later, and the use of the older "Made in U.S.A." face marking further narrows the likely manufacturing dates to 1945-1947.


[Bonney 424 Bonaloy 5/8x11/16 Tappet Wrench]
Fig. 297. Bonney 424 Bonaloy 5/8x11/16 Tappet Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, 1948.

Fig. 297 shows a later Bonney 424 5/8x11/16 open-end wrench, stamped "U.S.A." on the face. The shank has a forged-in code "BZ.." visible at the left, with "Bonaloy" forged into the reverse.

The overall length is 9.5 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

The "Z" year code and "U.S.A." face marking indicate production in 1948.

One notable difference between these two model 424 tappet wrenches is that the later version is significantly longer, 9.5 inches instead of 8.5 inches.


Bonaloy Obstruction Wrenches

An earlier section introduced the distinctive Bonney CV Obstruction Wrenches, a type of open-end wrench made with right-angle offset openings on opposite sides of the shank. This style remained in production into the Bonaloy era, but with only a few models being offered as refrigeration specialty wrenches.


2723 Bonaloy 3/8x7/16 Obstruction Wrench

[Bonney 2723 Bonaloy 3/8x7/16 Obstruction Wrench]
Fig. 298. Bonney 2723 Bonaloy 3/8x7/16 Obstruction Wrench, with Inset for Reverse, 1942.

Fig. 298 shows a later example of the obstruction style, a Bonney 2723 4/8x7/16 obstruction wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the face. The shank has a forged-in code "BT....." visible at the left, with "Bonaloy" forged into the reverse.

The overall length is 4.5 inches, and the finish is chrome plating.

The "T" year code and Bonaloy marking indicate production early in 1942.


2729 Bonaloy 5/8x3/4 Obstruction Wrench

[Bonney 2729 Bonaloy 5/8x3/4 Obstruction Wrench]
Fig. 299. Bonney 2729 Bonaloy 5/8x3/4 Obstruction Wrench, with Inset for Reverse, 1947.

Fig. 299 shows another late example of the obstruction style, a Bonney 2729 5/8x3/4 obstruction wrench, stamped "U.S.A." on the face with "Bonaloy" forged into the shank. A forged-in code "AX..." can be seen on the shank at the right.

The overall length is 7.5 inches, and the finish is chrome plating.

This wrench shows a minor inconsistency between its forged-in date code and the stamped "U.S.A." marking on the face. The "AX" code would normally indicate production early in 1946, but the "U.S.A." marking indicates production in 1947 or later. Since the stamped marking is added during actual wrench production, the wrench was likely produced in 1947.


Bonaloy Ignition Wrenches

Ignition wrenches in the post-war era were described by the catalogs as using Bonaloy steel, but the known examples are not marked Bonaloy.


H10 Ignition Wrench

[Bonney H10 3/16x7/32 Ignition Wrench]
Fig. 300. Bonney H10 3/16x7/32 Ignition Wrench, 1949.

Fig. 300 shows a Bonney H10 3/16x7/32 ignition wrench, stamped "U.S.A." on the face, with the fractional sizes on the reverse faces. The shank has a (partial) forged-in code "M..." visible at the left.

The overall length is 2.5 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

The "M" year code and "U.S.A." marking indicate production in 1949.

Earlier versions of this model can be seen as the Bonney CV H10 Ignition Wrench and Bonney Zenel H10 Ignition Wrench.


H14 Ignition Wrench

[Bonney H14 5/16x11/32 Ignition Wrench]
Fig. 301. Bonney H14 5/16x11/32 Ignition Wrench, 1956.

Fig. 301 shows a Bonney H14 5/16x11/32 ignition wrench, stamped "U.S.A." on the face, with the fractional sizes on the reverse faces. The shank has a forged-in code "GT" visible at the left.

The overall length is 3.7 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

The "T" year code and "U.S.A." marking indicate production in 1956.


H18 Ignition Wrench

[Bonney H18 13/32x15/32 Ignition Wrench]
Fig. 302. Bonney H18 13/32x15/32 Ignition Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, 1949.

Fig. 302 shows a Bonney H18 13/32x15/32 ignition wrench, stamped "U.S.A." on the face, with the fractional sizes on the reverse faces. The reverse shank has a forged-in code "BM.." as shown in the inset.

The overall length is 4.1 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

The "M" year code and "U.S.A." marking indicate production in 1949.


E14 Ignition Wrench

[Bonney E14 13/64x15/64 Ignition Wrench]
Fig. 303. Bonney E14 13/64x15/64 Ignition Wrench, with Inset for Reverse, 1947.

Fig. 303 shows a Bonney E14 13/64x15/64 ignition wrench, stamped "U.S.A." on the face, with the fractional sizes on the reverse faces. The reverse shank has a forged-in code "EY." visible at the right (see inset).

The overall length is 3.0 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

The "Y" year code and "U.S.A." marking indicate production in 1947.

A slightly earlier version of this model can be seen as the Bonney E14 Ignition Wrench.


E20 Ignition Wrench

[Bonney E20 7/32x1/4 Ignition Wrench]
Fig. 304. Bonney E20 7/32x1/4 Ignition Wrench, with Inset for Reverse, 1952.

Fig. 304 shows a Bonney E20 7/32x1/4 ignition wrench, stamped "U.S.A." on the face, with the fractional sizes on the reverse faces. The reverse shank has a forged-in code "GP.." visible at the right in the inset.

The "P" year code and "U.S.A." marking indicate production in 1952.

The overall length is 2.9 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.


E26 Ignition Wrench

[Bonney E26 11/32x3/8 Ignition Wrench]
Fig. 305. Bonney E26 11/32x3/8 Ignition Wrench, with Inset for Reverse, 1945.

Fig. 305 shows a Bonney E26 11/32x3/8 ignition wrench, stamped "Made in U.S.A." on the face, with the fractional sizes on the reverse faces. The reverse shank has a forged-in code "DW.." visible at the right in the inset.

The overall length is 4.0 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

The "W" year code indicates production in 1945.


E28 Ignition Wrench

[Bonney E28 11/32x3/8 Ignition Wrench]
Fig. 306. Bonney E28 11/32x3/8 Ignition Wrench, with Inset for Reverse, 1947.

Fig. 306 shows a Bonney E28 11/32x3/8 ignition wrench, stamped "U.S.A." on the face, with the fractional sizes on the reverse faces. The reverse shank has a forged-in code "LX..." visible at the right in the inset.

The overall length is 4.0 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

This wrench shows a minor inconsistency between its forged-in date code and the stamped "U.S.A." marking on the face. The "LX" code would normally indicate production late in 1946, but the "U.S.A." marking indicates production in 1947 or later. Since the stamped marking is added during actual wrench production, the wrench was likely produced in 1947.


E44 Ignition Box Wrench

[Bonney E44 1/4x9/32 Ignition Box Wrench]
Fig. 307. Bonney E44 1/4x9/32 Ignition Box Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, 1948.

Fig. 307 shows a Bonney E44 1/4x9/32 ignition box wrench, stamped with the model and sizes on the shank, with "Bonney" and "U.S.A." on the reverse. The shank has a forged-in code "DZ." visible at the left.

The overall length is 3.4 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

The "Z" year code and "U.S.A." marking indicate production in 1948.


E46 5/16x11/32 Ignition Box Wrench

[Bonney E46 5/16x11/32 Ignition Box Wrench]
Fig. 308. Bonney E46 5/16x11/32 Ignition Box Wrench, with Insets for Side View and Reverse Detail, 1948.

Fig. 308 shows a Bonney E46 5/16x11/32 ignition box wrench, stamped "Bonney" and "U.S.A." on the shank, with the model and fractional sizes on the reverse. The reverse shank has a forged-in code "BZ." visible at the right.

The overall length is 3.8 inches, and the finish is chrome plating.

The "Z" year code and "U.S.A." marking indicate production in 1948.


E11 Bosch Ignition Double-Socket Tee Wrench

[Bonney E11 15/64x9/32 Double-Socket Tee Wrench]
Fig. 309. Bonney E11 15/64x9/32 Double-Socket Tee Wrench, with Insets for Construction and Marking Detail, ca. 1947+.

Fig. 309 shows a Bonney E11 15/64x9/32 miniature double-socket Tee wrench for Bosch ignition applications, stamped "U.S.A." on one socket end with "Bonaloy" on the shank.

The overall length is 4.0 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

This wrench was one of the tools included in the Bonney No. 18 ignition wrench set, a collection of specialty wrenches available from the late 1920s until at least the late 1940s. The "U.S.A." marking on this example indicates production in 1947 or later.


Bonaloy Waterpump Wrenches


1232 Bonaloy Waterpump Wrench

[Bonney Bonaloy 1232 1 Inch Water Pump Wrench]
Fig. 310. Bonney 1232 Bonaloy 1 Inch Water Pump Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, 1947.

Fig. 310 shows a Bonney 1232 1 inch waterpump wrench, stamped "U.S.A." on the face, with "Bonaloy" forged into the reverse shank (see inset). The shank also has a forged-in code "BY..." visible at the right.

The overall length is 6.9 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

The Bonaloy marking and "Y" year code indicate production in 1947.


1238 Bonaloy Waterpump Wrench

[Bonney Bonaloy 1238 1-3/16 Inch Water Pump Wrench]
Fig. 311. Bonney 1238 Bonaloy 1-3/16 Inch Water Pump Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, 1949.

Fig. 311 shows a Bonney 1232 1-3/16 inch waterpump wrench, stamped "U.S.A." on the face, with "Bonaloy" forged into the reverse shank (see inset). The reverse shank also has a forged-in code "CM.." visible at the right.

The overall length is 7.0 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

The Bonaloy marking and "M" year code indicate production in 1949, in the third cycle of the Bonney date code system.


1248 Bonaloy Waterpump Wrench

[Bonney Bonaloy 1248 1-1/2 Water Pump Wrench]
Fig. 312. Bonney 1248 Bonaloy 1-1/2 Water Pump Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, 1953.

Fig. 312 shows a Bonney 1248 1-1/2 waterpump wrench stamped "U.S.A." on the face. The reverse shank is marked with "Bonaloy" in forged raised letters, and a forged-in code "AQ.." is visible at the right (see inset).

The overall length is 7.7 inches, and the finish is chrome plating with polished faces.

The "Q" year code and Bonaloy marking indicate production in 1953, in the third cycle of the Bonney date code system.


1276 Bonaloy Waterpump Wrench

[Bonney Bonaloy 1276 2-3/8 Water Pump Wrench]
Fig. 313. Bonney 1276 Bonaloy 2-3/8 Water Pump Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail.

Fig. 313 shows a Bonney 1276 2-3/8 waterpump wrench, stamped "U.S.A." on the face, with "Bonaloy" forged into the reverse shank (see inset).

The overall length is 8.7 inches, and the finish is chrome plating.


1250 Waterpump Wrench

We'll close this section with an example not marked with the Bonaloy brand, but apparently made only shortly after the Bonaloy marking was dropped.

[Bonney Bonaloy 1250 1-9/16 Water Pump Wrench]
Fig. 314. Bonney 1250 Bonaloy 1-9/16 Water Pump Wrench, with Inset for Reverse Detail, 1956.

Fig. 314 shows a Bonney 1250 1-9/16 waterpump wrench stamped "U.S.A." on the face. The shank has a forged-in code "JT.." visible at the right, but the Bonaloy marking has been omitted.

The overall length is 8.7 inches, and the finish is chrome plating.

The "T" date code and "U.S.A." marking indicate production in 1956.


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