[PW] ?Armstrong Antique Reversibe Ratchet?

Bill Davis wmadavis at gmail.com
Sat Oct 3 10:27:13 PDT 2015

Usually you would fit different-sized sockets onto it in order to 
turn different-sized nuts, and switch it to reverse to turn them the 
other way.    The mechanism allowed you to make turns without having 
to lift up the wrench and re-fit it for ever turn.


Bill Davis

At 11:05 AM 10/3/2015, you wrote:
>I have a patron who has an antique Armstrong reversible ratchet.  He 
>would like to know what it is used for and how it is used.  Thanks 
>to anyone who can help answer this question.
>Sam Shipley
>Reference Librarian
>Dodge City Public Library
>Dodge City, Kansas
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