We like to discover tools from around the world and to try and figure out what they’re used for — even common items like a wrench might look different somewhere else. Reader Noel found this Lithuanian spanner on eBay. Even though we’re not sure exactly what it was designed for, a spanner is a spanner no matter where in the world it comes from.
The maker’s mark is in Russian, so unless someone can read it or recognizes the brand, Noel may never know its origin. He says it swings to adjust to the proper size, then stays tight as you use it, which makes sense since we don’t see any other mechanism.
Nice find, Noel — we’re always suckers for strange, old tools ourselves.
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