Datamp.org Patents http://www.datamp.org/ Recently added patents en-us US Patent: 2,391,143 http://www.datamp.org/patents/displayPatent.php?id=59809&pn=2,391,143 Wrench Patentee: August C. Ertner - Seattle WA Granted:1945-12-18
Assigned to Federal Trading Company - Seattle WA

Quick adjust nut wrench with spring-tensioned latch of two or more plates to hold adjustment. Marketed as the ERTNER SPEED WRENCH. Corresponding Canadian patent CA-448,026 was granted April 20, 1948.
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US Patent: 551,399 http://www.datamp.org/patents/displayPatent.php?id=45239&pn=551,399 Chain Pipe Wrench Patentee: John Hoitt Newell - Hurley WI Granted:1895-12-17
Manufactured by Menominee Wrench Co. - Menominee MI

Improvement on patent no. 526,047 and previous designs. The wrench features a bifurcated foot, and an adjustable takeup. Corresponding Canadian patent no. CA-51,363 issued February 17, 1896 provides the inventor's full name. One ad for the wrench appears in an annual -- "Proceedings of the ... annual convention of the American Railway, Bridge and Building Association." A June 1907 HARDWARE DEALERS listing gives the manufacturer as the DUDLY TOOL CO. of Menominee, MI. A known example is marked "NEWELL WRENCH PAT. DEC. 17-95" and "MANF'D BY THE MENOMINEE WRENCH CO. MENOMINEE, MICH."
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US Patent: 793,503 http://www.datamp.org/patents/displayPatent.php?id=24966&pn=793,503 Wrench Patentee: Harry H. Bousser - Halstead KS Granted:1905-06-27
Manufactured by Harry H. Bousser - Halstead KS

"This invention relates to improvements in wrenches of that type embodying, essentially, a shank provided with a suitable handle and having a nut-receiving socket..." -- from the specifications. The socket head has an exterior extensible section to provide two sizes.
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US Patent: 4,274,309 http://www.datamp.org/patents/displayPatent.php?id=59807&pn=4,274,309 Method of Manufacture of Certain Hand Wrenches and the Like Patentee: Paul E. Lenker - Eldridge IA Granted:1981-06-23
Manufactured by Davenport Tool Co. - Rochelle IL

The patent covers the processes used to assemble the parts of the handle. ABSTRACT; "A method of manufacturing hand wrenches having a relatively long handle attached at one end to a yoke pivotally carrying the housing of a ratcheting socket drive mechanism fabricates the yoke, instead of casting or forging it, and employs a separate ferrule at the joint between the handle and the yoke, the parts being held in assembled relation and rotated while during a two step operation weld metal is deposited between the ferrule and the yoke, the legs of the yoke at the same time being compressed upon the ratchet housing." Produced as the SIDE WINDER swivel head ratchet wrench. The offset in the handle and "free rotation" of the end piece would enable use as a "speed wrench." Patent nos. 1,307,485, 1,524,035, 1,888,885, 2,720,127 and 2,977,824 are cited as references.
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CA Patent: 44,300 http://www.datamp.org/patents/displayPatent.php?id=59806&pn=44,300 Carving machine Patentees: Aleck Saunders - Goderich ON Canada , John Story - Goderich ON Canada Granted:1893-09-18

See also US patent 514,731. Co-inventors Saunders and Story are described as Manufacturer and Mechanic, respectively.
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