March 1, 2006 Jeffrey W. Acre 412-355-6506 Fax: 412-355-6501 Securities & Exchange Commission firstname.lastname@example.org Division of Corporation Finance 100 F Street, N.E. Washington, DC 20549 Re: Crane Co. Amendment No. 2 to Registration Statement on Form S-3 SEC File Number: 33-53709 Ladies and Gentlemen: Pursuant to Rule 477 promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), Crane Co. (the "Company") hereby requests the immediate withdrawal of its Amendment No. 2 (the "Amendment") to the Company's Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 33-53709)(the "Registration Statement"), which was initially filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 22, 2003. The Company requests the withdrawal of the Amendment because the Amendment was incorrectly tagged as a pre-effective amendment, rather than a post-effective amendment. No securities have been sold in connection with the Amendment. The Company will file on the date hereof a corrective post-effective amendment to deregister the remaining unsold securities under the Registration Statement. If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact the undersigned at (412) 355-6506. Sincerely, /s/ Jeffrey W. Acre ---------------------------- Jeffrey W. Acre cc: Augustus I. duPont, Esq. Janice C. Hartman, Esq.