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US Patent: 391,211
Combination Tool For Velocipedes
Patentee:
Reinhard T. Torkelson - Worcester, MA

USPTO Classifications:
7/138, 7/165, 81/118, 81/125.1, 81/170, 81/DIG.7

Tool Categories:
wrenches : wrench combination tools

Assignees:
Iver Johnson - Worcester, MA

Manufacturer:
Not known to have been produced

Witnesses:
Lucius W. Briggs
Walter B. Nourse
A. A. Barker

Patent Dates:
Applied: May 18, 1888
Granted: Oct. 16, 1888

Patent Pictures:
Reinhard T. Torkelson patent October 16, 1888
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Description:
The combination is based on a stamped steel multiple sized open end and hex box wrench. It includes a slide-out screwdriver, and a spoke clamp integrated into the wing-nut which holds the screwdriver bit in place.

Torkelson had a number of patents assigned to Iver Johnson -- for all kinds of hardware items. Patent nos. 391,210 through 391,214 are Torkelson patents for bicycle and firearms components.

Ken Cope's "American Wrench Makers 1830-1930" posits Iver Johnson produced the wrench based on the assignment.

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