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Chaucers Closet
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Can you identify this?

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My father rescued this from a skip over 20 odd years ago, since then its been sitting in his shed, occasionally used on a camping trip.

There's alot of rust so the markings are almost indistinguishable. What I can make out is on the
axe blade: World Pat'
Pick: (possibly) Acrow Tool.
There was also a WD arrow on the handle. but that's now completely blistered over.

Other than the expected 3 position Spade / Axe / Pick. it also has wire cutters / Shackle Key / Bottle opener (?)

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http://www.victormitchell.com/antiqueinfo.php?data=6488

http://wo2forum.nl/viewtopic.php?t=7318&highlight=

http://wo2forum.nl/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=7358&start=0

Dear Johan:

Thank you for sharing the photographs of the Acrow Tool.

These were manufactured between 1978 and 1981. They were meant to be used on
construction sites and in places where having a multi-purpose compact tool was
very beneficial. Your tool looks to be in good condition.

We have only one of those tools in our warehouse. We do not use it. We keep it
for historical reasons.

Kind regards,
Bill Killeen, PE
Acrow Bridge
396 Washington Avenue
Carlstadt, New Jersey
07072-2806
USA
Telephone: 1-201-933-0450
Fax: 1-201-933-3961
Email: wtkilleen@acrowusa.com
Internet: http://www.acrowusa.com
"If I am a fool it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no-one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom".

Maker of reproduction WW1 and WW2 paperwork, eg 1915 AB64's, Officer's AB439's, Memorial Scrolls, etc:

http://www.thefunkhole.co.uk/

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Cheers for that.

Was hoping it was WW2. but never mind, still a brilliant little tool.
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