Vacuum Grip Valve Cover Pliers Indian Motorcycle Newport PA Pre Snap-On For Sale
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Vacuum Grip Valve Cover Pliers Indian Motorcycle Newport PA Pre Snap-On: $27
These pliers were manufactured by Forged Steel Products company of Newport Pa. FSP entered into a non-exclusive marketing agreement with Snap-On in 1924 and by 1931 had become a part of Snap-On. These pliers are marked "Vacuum Grip" and "Newport PA USA" on the joint which leads me to believe that they were made prior to 1931. The handles are smooth. These pliers were specially designed to grip the serrations on the valve covers on Indian motorcycles and were apparently sold through Indian dealers. The original owner apparently had little need to remove the valve covers on his Indian since these are virtually unused, all the serrations are sharp and the joint is tight. Here is a link to a video of a Vacuum Grip collection that includes these pliers which appear at about 3:30 will ship this free as a first class USPS package to US addresses.