Here is a nice vintage pair of Utica USA No. 516 "Steeldraulic" brake pliers. These were used in the 1920's and 1930's on several makes ( ie: Hupmobile, Auburn, etc...) on cars with "Steeldraulic" brake systems, which were mechanical brakes with an odd adjusting system. You needed these special pliers to adjust the brakes on those models with "Steeldraulic" brakes. 5.3" long. Great condition with no engravings. Nice collector piece for the Utica collector or someone that one of the cars that needed these.
U.D.F &T Co = Utica Drop Forge & Tool Company. The three diamond logo was trademarked in 1910. (http://alloy-artifacts.org/utica-tool.html#history) Trademark 83,793.
516 "Steeldraulic" Pliers <<< this information from Alloy Artifacts
In the late 1920s and early 1930s several makes of automobiles (e.g. Hupmobile, Auburn) were equipped with Steeldraulic brakes, a brand of mechanical brakes with an odd adjusting mechanism. Special pliers were required for making adjustments to these brakes, and not surprisingly the pliers came to be known as Steeldraulic pliers.
The overall length is 5.3 inches.
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