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« on: August 04, 2011, 07:07:49 PM »
M J Donnelly auction on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Nashua, New Hampshire. Tool List #1432

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Lot 186. A MODEL OF S.M. FRIEDE PATENT COMBINATION WRENCH as produced by master miniaturist Hilary Klein of Granville, Iowa. Finely crafted of brass, steel and mahogany, this example is in new condition in its original walnut box. This model of the December 11, 1894 patent by S.M. Fried of St. Louis Missouri, is housed in a fitted walnut box. Now in his 90's, Hilary Klein has announced his intention to stop producing these wrenches, of which he has created two groups of ten wrenches each year for nearly thirty years. (FINE).(350.00 - 750.00) Length: 4.75 Inches.
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011, 07:16:00 PM »
I think he will have 6 or 7 Hilary Klein wrenches in this auction. I have started a list and I have 70 so far on the list. 64 are listed in the December 2005 XTRA that was included in the MVWC News Letter. The balance have been listed in auctions that I could research or I have examples in my collection. I have upped my collection to 21. If anyone is interested I can post my list here. Hilary didn't make any this past winter. It is the first year in a long time that he didn't produce a miniature wrench.

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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2011, 09:05:35 PM »
That is a beautiful piece of work. Your list and maybe some pictures would be great.

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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2011, 12:59:27 PM »
This is the post where I posted a picture a month or two ago.

http://www.papawswrench.com/vboard/index.php?topic=586.msg3355#msg3355

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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2011, 01:02:47 PM »
This is my Hilary Klein Wrench list that I have compiled to date. I am trying to confirm the list with other collectors.

Hilary Klein Wrench List

1.   J. W. Peterson, Patented November 3, 1908, Patent
2.   A. G. Coes, Patented July 4, 1854, Patent 11,208, Patented August 16, 1853, Patent 9,945
3.   S. Kane & T. & J. Keane, Patented August 12, 1840, Patent 1,720
4.   R. Davis, Patented March, 24, 1883, Patent 286,913
5.   J. C. Conner, Patented February 6, 1866, Patent 52,487
6.   Bemis & Call, Patented December 2, 1873, Patent 145,085
7.   Unmarked Quick Adjust Wrench
8.   H. Atwater, Utility Wrench, Patented August 13, 1878, Patent 206,851
9.   G. P. Phillips, Patented July 16, 1857, Patent 17,844
10.   L & S Company,
11.   B. F. Joslyn, Patented March, 3, 1857, Patent 13,221
12.   G. F. Hall, Patented April 21, 1891, Patent 451,183
13.   H. W. Hewett, Patented February 27, 1869, Patent 87,774
14.   Ever Ready Wrench Company, Patent Applied For
15.   F. W. Macke Company, Patented April 22, 1919, Patent 1,301,159
16.   W. H. Preston, Patented May 12, 1903, Patent 728,007
17.   Jordan & Smith, Patented February 25, 1871, Patent 50,364
18.   Gem Wrench, Hills Patent, 3”
19.   Gem Wrench, Hills Patent, 4”
20.   Acme Wrench, Patented February 27, 1883, Patent 273,170
21.   Capitol Wrench, Patented February 27, 1883, Patent 460,539
22.   Hercules Wrench, Patented February 27, 1883, Patent 273,170
23.   T. F. Vandergrift, Patented September 7, 1897, Patent 589,765
24.   D. P. Foster, Patented February 15, 1859, Patent 22,947
25.   E. S. Scripture, Patented April 13, 1858, Patent 19,954, as Patented
26.   H. W. Hewett, Patented June 6, 1840, Patent 1,659
27.   G. C. Taft, Patented May 25, 1858, Patent 20,379
28.   Mauser, Germany,
29.   Cincinnati Tool, No Patent Information
30.   LRich Superior, Patented January 6, 1891, Patent D20,448
31.   B. F. Stockford, Patented October 14, 1884, Patent 306,439
32.   A. M. Mortimer, Patented September 26, 1876, Patent 182,591
33.   A. G. Coes, Patented December 26, 1871, Patent 122,108
34.   Crosby Rapid Wrench, Patented June 16, 1885, Patent 320,357
35.   Burton & Pottier, Patented September 6, 1866, Not a Tuesday
36.   J. Tower, Patented December 12, 1882, Patent 268,784
37.   E. S. Scripture, Patented April 13, 1858, Patent 19,954, See #25, as made
38.   King & Hough, Patented December 20, 1889, Patent 430,656
39.   Hercules, Patented February 27, 1883, Patent 447,665
40.   Coes Key Wrench, Patented October 20, 1903, Patent 742,006
41.   Columbian Adjustable Wrench, Patented September 13, 1892, Patent 482,527
42.   H. King, Rack Wrench, Patented October 25, 1832, Patent 7254X
43.   D. McFarland, Patented December 22, 1874, Patent 157,968
44.   J. J. Tower, Patented July 10, 1866, Patent 59,852
45.   S. Friede, Patented December 11, 1894, Patent 530,518
46.   G Taft, Patented May 21, 1859, Patent 24,247, Manufacturing Process
47.   H. F. Read, Patented May 13, 1873, Patent 138,932
48.   W. E. Taft, Patented May 10, 1887, Patent 362, 908
49.   A. Hotchkiss, Patented May 4, 1852, Patent 8,922
50.   E. B. Smith, Patented May 9, 1893, Patent 497,138
51.   J. C. Jackson, Patented May 29, 1866, Patent 55,109
52.   A. D. Briggs, Patented April 26, 1859, Patent 23,751
53.   G. B. Phillips, Patented May 5, 1859, Patent 23,857
54.   D. P. Kahle, Patented June 25, 1904, Patent 855,891, Wood Handle
55.   D. P. Kahle, Patented June 25, 1904, Patent 855,891, All Steel
56.   G. W. Boozer, Patented July 1, 1902, Patent 703,636
57.   H. Port, Patented November 30, 1875, Patent 170,492
58.   J. A. Talpey, Patented August 27, 1867, Patent 68,128
59.   J. A. Gooden, Patented September 29, 1868, Patent 82,513
60.   P. J. Biel, Biel & Urban, No Patent Found, Nut
61.   P. J. Biel, Biel & Urban, No Patent Found, Pipe
62.   H. Biven, Patented February 27, 1894, Patent 515,645
63.   C. P. Brown, Patented May 15, 1923, Patent 1,455,423
64.   B. L. Walker, Patented June 5, 1875, Patent 158,548
65.   M. E. Campfield, Patented October 11, 1887, Patent 371,302
66.   J. McLaren, Patented November 20, 1866, Patent 59,852
67.    L. S. Starrett, Patented May 8, 1877, Patent 190,036
68.   L. Winslow, Patented April 29, 1862, Patent 35,123
69.   Van Ormer, No Patent Information
70.   T. J. Kennel, Patented July 2, 1912, patent 1,030,070

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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2011, 08:42:11 AM »
A picture of my updated Hilary Klein collection. 21 as of today.

From 12 O’clock Position

Style            
P. J. Biel         
B. L. Walker      
G. W. Boozer      
L. S. Starrett      
M. E. Campfield   
J. McLaren      
L. Winslow      
H. Bivin         
C. P. Brown      
H. Port         
Cincinnati Tool      
A. Hotchkiss      
D. P. Kahle      
A. D. Briggs      
Van Ormer      
H. W. Hewett      
H. F. Read      
T. J. Kennel      
G. C. Taft         
B. F. Joslyn      
J. Goodin         

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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2011, 09:03:15 AM »
There are more Hilary Klein miniatures in MJDTools auction list #1434-
http://www.mjdtools.com/tools/list_1434/list_1434.htm




 
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2016, 05:58:09 PM »
I was cleaning out my fathers workshop and found a Van ormer adjustable wrench could you tell me anything about it
 know it was made in Pitcarin pa which is 5 miles from me

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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2016, 07:07:33 PM »
I have owned 2 of them over the years. They come up on occasion and average around $300 if they are in good shape. The ones I have seen are 10 inches long. Martin Donnelly sold one at his September 2015 Indy auction but I don't have what the hammer price was handy. Nice find and is a keeper in my book but I'm partial to any quick adjust wrench I can find.

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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2021, 01:05:29 AM »
Lewill2 - Although your list above was posted some time ago, it provided me with several names and brands I had not yet discovered.
There were a few of them that I skipped over. Some of them had small mix-ups on dates or patent numbers or spelling.
I'm taking the liberty of posting what I found in the hope the information may be of use to others.

Quote from: Lewill2 on 08/05/2011
This is my Hilary Klein Wrench list that I have compiled to date. I am trying to confirm the list with other collectors.

1.   J. W. Peterson, Patented November 3, 1908, Patent

Peterson / Peterson Rapid Wrench Co., San Francisco, CA / wrench / patent 969401 Sep 6 1910 & 1081626 Dec 16 1913 & 902830 Nov 3 1908 A.W. Peterson /

3.   S. Kane & T. & J. Keane, Patented August 12, 1840, Patent 1,720

Taylor / A.B. Taylor, New York, NY / wrench / patent 1720 Aug 12 1840 S. Kane & T. & J. Keane /

4.   R. Davis, Patented March, 24, 1883, Patent 286,913

Davis / Davis Wrench Co., Elmira, NY / patent 286913 Oct 16 1883 R.W. Davis / https://toolarchives.com/node/116 /

5.   J. C. Conner, Patented February 6, 1866, Patent 52,487

Hennessey / T.J. Hennessey, New York, NY / wrench / patent 52487 Feb 6 1866 J.C. Conner /

8.   H. Atwater, Utility Wrench, Patented August 13, 1878, Patent 206,851

Utility / Utility Wrench Co., New York, NY / "Atwater Tiger" wrench / patent 206851 Aug 13 1878 & 284162 Sep 4 1883 Henry William Atwater / https://www.flickr.com/photos/mvwcnews/30092098511 / http://toolarchives.com/node/321 / (** note typographical errors **) /
Atwater / H.W. Atwater, PO Box 1452, New York, NY (later Newark, NJ) / "Atwater Tiger" wrench / (see also Utility Wrench Co.) / patent 206851 Aug 13 1878 & 284162 Sep 4 1883 & 376504 Jan 17 1888 Henry William Atwater / https://www.flickr.com/photos/mvwcnews/30092098511 / http://toolarchives.com/node/321 / (** note typographical errors **) /
(* Absolutely NO clue how Maltby & Curtis (a firearms manufacturer) comes into the picture *)

9.   G. P. Phillips, Patented July 16, 1857, Patent 17,844

Phillips / G.B. Phillips, Albany, NY / wrench / patent 17844 Jul 21 1857 George B. Phillips /

10.   L & S Company,
Lamson & Sessions / Lamson & Sessions, 2188 Scranton Rd., Cleveland, Ohio / http://alloy-artifacts.org/other-makers-p2.html#lamson /

11.   B. F. Joslyn, Patented March, 3, 1857, Patent 13,221

Southgate & Fiske / Southgate & Fiske, Worcester, MA / wrench / patent 13221 Jul 10 1855 & 16733 Mar 3 1857 Benjamin F. Joslyn /

12.   G. F. Hall, Patented April 21, 1891, Patent 451,183

Alsdorf / E. Alsdorf & Co., 605 Broad St., Newark, NJ / est. 1876 / wrenches, bicycles & sewing machines / patent 451183 Apr 28 1891 & 415969 Nov 26 1889 G.F. Hall / ("manufacturer" 1892 Corporations of New Jersey List of Certificates)(receivership Jan. 20, 1894) /

13.   H. W. Hewett, Patented February 27, 1869, Patent 87,774

Hewet / Hewet Improved Wrench Co., Cincinnati, OH / Henry Wheaton Hewet, Troy, NY / (see also Fowle, E.F. Dixie, W.L. Miller) / patent 87774 Feb 27 1869, 41995 Jan 25 1864, 1659 Jun 27 1840, & 1301 Aug 24 1839 H.W. Hewet / http://www.toolarchives.com/node/169 /

15.   F. W. Macke Company, Patented April 22, 1919, Patent 1,301,159

Macke / F.W. Macke Co., Kokomo, IN / wrench / patent 1301159 Apr 22 1919 J. Nielander / (see also Speed-Up Wrench Co.) /
Speed-Up / Speed-Up Wrench Co., Kokomo, IN / wrench / patent 1301159 Apr 22 1919 J. Nielander / (see also Macke, F.W.) /

16.   W. H. Preston, Patented May 12, 1903, Patent 728,007

Adjustable / Adjustable Wrench & Specialty Mfg. Co., 21 South Main St., Oshkosh, WI (after 1908: 50 Ceape Avenue) / patent 728007 May 12, 1903  William H. Preston / http://toolarchives.com/index.php/node/21 /

17.   Jordan & Smith, Patented February 25, 1871, Patent 50,364

Collins / Collins & Co., Collinsville, (Hartford) CT / wrench / patent 50364 Oct 10 1865 L. Jordan & L.E. Smith, Re-issued RE3852 Feb 22 1870 / (see: Coes vs The Collins Co., Circuit Court D, Connecticut, Jan. 16, 1882) /

20.   Acme Wrench, Patented February 27, 1883, Patent 273,170

Geo. W. Marble, Capitol Mfg. Co., and Whitman & Barnes (all of Chicago) manufactured the Seymour patent "Acme" wrench.

21.   Capitol Wrench, Patented February 27, 1883, Patent 460,539
22.   Hercules Wrench, Patented February 27, 1883, Patent 273,170

Capitol / Capitol Mfg. Co., 125-137 Rees St., Chicago, IL / "Acme" "Hercules" wrench / patent 273170 Feb 27 1883 F.H. Seymour & 447665 Mar 3 1891 F.S. Cook / https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=354966 / see also: Marble; Owsley; Whitman & Barnes /
Schlesinger / Louis Schlesinger, Chicago, IL / "Capitol" wrench / patent 460539 Sep 29 1891 L. Schlesinger /

23.   T. F. Vandergrift, Patented September 7, 1897, Patent 589,765

Monte / Monte Wrench Co., 81 West Pike St., Shelbyville, Indiana / "Monte" Pocket Screw Wrench / patent 589765 Sep 7 1897 T.F. Vandegrift / https://www.flickr.com/photos/mvwcnews/8400411803 / http://toolarchives.com/index.php/node/234 /
Vandegrift / Vandegrift Mfg. Co., Shelbyville, Indiana / patent 589765 Sep 7 1897 T.F. Vandegrift / http://alloy-artifacts.org/other-makers-p3.html#vandegrift / http://toolarchives.com/index.php/node/338 /

24.   D. P. Foster, Patented February 15, 1859, Patent 22,947

Foster / Dan. P. Foster, Shelburne Falls, MA / patent 22947 Feb 15 1859 D.P. Foster reissued RE5914 Jun 16 1874 / "Unyielding Grip" wrench / http://toolarchives.com/index.php/node/142 /

25.   E. S. Scripture, Patented April 13, 1858, Patent 19,954, as Patented

Scripture / E.S. Scripture, New Haven, CT / wrench / patent 19954 Apr 13 1858 E.S. Scripture /

26.   H. W. Hewett, Patented June 6, 1840, Patent 1,659

Hewet / Hewet Improved Wrench Co., Cincinnati, OH / Henry Wheaton Hewet, Troy, NY / (see also Fowle, E.F. Dixie, W.L. Miller) / patent 87774 Feb 27 1869, 41995 Jan 25 1864, 1659 Jun 27 1840, & 1301 Aug 24 1839 H.W. Hewet / http://www.toolarchives.com/node/169 /

27.   G. C. Taft, Patented May 25, 1858, Patent 20,379

Hawkins / D.A. Hawkins, Worcester, MA / wrench / patent 20379 May 25, 1858 G.C. Taft /

29.   Cincinnati Tool, No Patent Information

Cincinnati / Cincinnati Tool Co., 216-222 West Second St., Cincinnati, OH /
Cincinnati / Cincinnati Tool Co., 1955 Waverly Ave., Cincinnati 12, Ohio / http://progress-is-fine.blogspot.com/2013/03/vanished-tool-makers-cincinatti-tool.html / https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=301065 /
Cincinnati / Cincinnati Tool Co., Main Ave., Norwood, OH / "Hargrave" /

30.   LRich Superior, Patented January 6, 1891, Patent D20,448

Ellrich / Ellrich Hardware Mfg. Co., Plantsville, CT / patent D20448 Jan 6 1891 & 293957 Feb 19 1884 & 288560 Nov 13 1883 R.C. Ellrich & 366246 Jul 12 1887 R.W. Philips / http://toolarchives.com/node/131 /

31.   B. F. Stockford, Patented October 14, 1884, Patent 306,439

Stockford / B.F. Stockford, Sturgis, MI / wrench / patent 281318 Jul 17 1883 & 306439 Oct 14 1884 & CA19879 Aug 1 1884 B.F. Stockford  / (see also Stockford Ratchet Wrench Co.) /
Stockford / Stockford Ratchet Wrench Co., Elkhart, IN / patent 431081 Jul 1 1890 B.F. Stockford / (* no information found for Eliza Golden, Elkhart, IN *)

32.   A. M. Mortimer, Patented September 26, 1876, Patent 182,591

Johnson / Israel H. Johnson & Co., Philadelphia, PA / "Mortimer's Rapid Transit Wrench" / patent 182591 Sep 26 1876 A.M. Mortimer /

34.   Crosby Rapid Wrench, Patented June 16, 1885, Patent 320,357

Pease / E.H. Pease Mfg. Co., Racine, WI / "Crosby Rapid Transit Wrench" / patent 320357 Jun 16 1885 J. Huber /

35.   Burton & Pottier, Patented September 6, 1866, Not a Tuesday
* patent date is incorrect. some websites show "Burton & Pottier" patent of Sept. 18, 1866 *

36.   J. Tower, Patented December 12, 1882, Patent 268,784

Donohue / Bernard Donohue, Yonkers, NY / patent 195589 Sep 25 1877 & 238369 Mar 1 1881 & 268784 Dec 12 1882 & D19412 Nov 12 1889 B. Donohue / ("Mechanics" Feb. 10 1883 pp 101) /
Tower & Lyon / Tower & Lion, New York, NY. / patent 84605 / (see Baxter; Green, Tweed & Co.; Stearns)(see Donohue) / http://alloy-artifacts.org/other-makers-p3.html#tower-lyon /

38.   King & Hough, Patented December 20, 1889, Patent 430,656

King & Hough / Lees Summit, MO / wrench / patent 430656 Jun 24 1890 Erastus Edwin King /

39.   Hercules, Patented February 27, 1883, Patent 447,665

Capitol / Capitol Mfg. Co., 125-137 Rees St., Chicago, IL / "Acme" "Hercules" wrench / patent 273170 Feb 27 1883 F.H. Seymour & 447665 Mar 3 1891 F.S. Cook / https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=354966 / see also: Marble; Owsley; Whitman & Barnes /

41.   Columbian Adjustable Wrench, Patented September 13, 1892, Patent 482,527

Columbian / Columbian Mfg. Co., Montello, Brockton, MA / "Columbian" wrench / patent 482527 Sep 13 1892 D.R. Porter / (see also True Mfg. Co.) /
True / True Mfg. Co., Brockton, MA / "Columbia Baby" wrench / patent 482527 Sep 13 1892 D.R. Porter / (see also Columbian Mfg. Co.) /

42.   H. King, Rack Wrench, Patented October 25, 1832, Patent 7254X

Foot / Homer Foot & Co., Springfield, MA / patent 7254X Oct 25 1832 Henry King & 8153X Apr 18 1834 S. Merrick & 5707 Aug 15 1848 S. Merrick /

43.   D. McFarland, Patented December 22, 1874, Patent 157,968

McFarland / David McFarland, Worcester, MA / wrench / patent 157968 Dec 22 1874 D. McFarland /

44.   J. J. Tower, Patented July 10, 1866, Patent 59,852

Boardman / Boardman & Co., Norwich, CT. / "Boardman Combination Tool" / patent 48027 May 30 1865 A.W. Park & 56166 Jul 10 1866 B. Boardman / (see also Tower & Lyon) /
McLaren / James McLaren, Albany, NY / "Eureka Combination Wrench" / patent 59852 Nov 20 1866 J. McLaren - Re-issued RE8064 Jan 29 1878 J. McLaren /

45.   S. Friede, Patented December 11, 1894, Patent 530,518

Star / Star Wrench Co., St. Louis, MO / wrench / patent 546142 Sep 10 1895 & 525318 Aug 28 1894 & 525683 Sep 4 1894 & 525684 Sep 4 1894 & 564513 Jul 21 1896 & 530518 Dec 11 1894 S.M. Friede / http://toolarchives.com/index.php/node/312 /

46.   G Taft, Patented May 21, 1859, Patent 24,247, Manufacturing Process

Taft / George C. Taft, Worcester, MA / patent 24247 May 31 1859 G.C. Taft /
Taft / George C. Taft, Worcester, MA / patents: http://datamp.org/patents/search/xrefPerson.php?id=3316 / http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=2240 /

47.   H. F. Read, Patented May 13, 1873, Patent 138,932

Read / Henry Franklin Read, Brooklyn, NY / "Read and Beach Rapid Transit Wrench" / patent 138932 May 13 1873 & 203774 May 14 1878 & 241881 May 24 1881 H.F. Read / https://www.flickr.com/photos/mvwcnews/30444729702 /

48.   W. E. Taft, Patented May 10, 1887, Patent 362,908

Akron / Akron Tool Co., Akron, OH / "Taft's Vise Wrench" / patent 362908 May 10 1887 W.E. Taft / http://toolarchives.com/index.php/node/23 /
Bowen / Chas. E. Bowen Co., Sterling, OH / "Taft's Vise Wrench" / patent 362908 May 10 1887 W.E. Taft /

49.   A. Hotchkiss, Patented May 4, 1852, Patent 8,922

Hotchkiss / Hotchkiss & Son, Sharon, CT / wrench / patent 8922 May 4 1852 A. Hotchkiss /

50.   E. B. Smith, Patented May 9, 1893, Patent 497,138

Pickel & Smith / Pickel & Smith, St. Louis, MO / "Ideal" wrench / patent 497138 May 9 1893 E.B. Smith /

51.   J. C. Jackson, Patented May 29, 1866, Patent 55,109

Patent 55109 issued May 29 1866 Joel C. Jackson, Rochester, NY - "not known to have been produced" - datamp

52.   A. D. Briggs, Patented April 26, 1859, Patent 23,751

Bemis & Call / Springfield, MA / patent 23751 Apr 26 1859 A.D. Briggs / http://alloy-artifacts.org/other-makers.html#bc / http://toolarchives.com/index.php/node/56 /

53.   G. B. Phillips, Patented May 5, 1859, Patent 23,857

Phillips / G.B. Phillips, Albany, NY / wrench / patent 17844 Jul 21 1857 & 23857 May 3 1859 George B. Phillips /

54.   D. P. Kahle, Patented June 25, 1904, Patent 855,891, Wood Handle
55.   D. P. Kahle, Patented June 25, 1904, Patent 855,891, All Steel

Kahle / D.P. Kahle, Oil City, PA / wrench / patent 999034 Jul 25 1911 & 855891 Jun 4 1907 D.P. Kahle /

56.   G. W. Boozer, Patented July 1, 1902, Patent 703,636

maker unknown / patent 703636 Jul 1 1902 George Washington Boozer, San Antonio, TX / (see also patent 686437 Nov 12 1901 G.W. Boozer, Memphis, TN) /

57.   H. Port, Patented November 30, 1875, Patent 170,492

maker unknown / patent 170492 Nov 30 1875 Henry Port, Stapleton, NY / (see also patent 290106 Dec 11 1883 H. Port, Vincennes, France) /

58.   J. A. Talpey, Patented August 27, 1867, Patent 68,128

maker unknown / patent 68128 Aug 27 1867 Joseph A. Talpey, Somerville, MA / (Mr. Talpey had no fewer than 9 patents) /

59.   J. A. Gooden, Patented September 29, 1868, Patent 82,513

maker unknown / patent 82513 Sep 29 1868 John Goodin, Centralia, IL / (see also patent 89575 May 4 1869 & 110914 Jan 10 1871 & 80475 Jul 28 1868 J. Goodin) /

60.   P. J. Biel, Biel & Urban, No Patent Found, Nut
61.   P. J. Biel, Biel & Urban, No Patent Found, Pipe

Biel & Urban, mnfrs rachet wrench / Terre Haute, IN (Directory of Indiana Manufacturers and Buyers' Guide. Indianapolis, American Implement Publishing Company, 1889)
Iron Age, Aug 29 1889 pp 344 (description of wrench, no mention of patent)
patent 443216 Dec 23 1890 Frederick John Biel & Joseph Selvester Urban, Terre Haute, IN / (patent announcement Scientific American Vol LXIV Jan 3 1891 pp 11)
Two specimens were listed at the "Antique Wrench Auction" Oct 25 & 26 2019 Troy OH:
item 59 “Urban & Biel” Quick Adj. Ratchet Pipe & Nut Wr. F.P. Biel MFG. Co. Terre Haute, IN (1889) -- 12 ½”
item 356 Biel & Urban Quick Adj. Pipe Wr Terre Haute, F.J. Biel & J.S. Urban Pat. Dec. 23, 1890 -- 22 ½”
** Illustration shown in "Iron Age" does not match drawing in patent document - see image attached **

62.   H. Biven, Patented February 27, 1894, Patent 515,645

Biven / wrench / maker unknown / patent 515645 Feb 27 1894 Henry Bivin, Auburn IL /

63.   C. P. Brown, Patented May 15, 1923, Patent 1,455,423

Brown / Commodore Perry Brown / wrench / patent 1455423 May 15 1923 / possibly manufactured by Brown Wrench Co., Ronceverte, WV / (see also patent 1006057 Oct 17 1911 C.P. Brown) /

64.   B. L. Walker, Patented June 5, 1875, Patent 158,548

Walker / Walker Wrench Co., Sing Sing, NY / patent 158548 Jan 5 1875 Benjamin L. Walker /

65.   M. E. Campfield, Patented October 11, 1887, Patent 371,302

Brown / Brown Specialty Mfg. Co., Etna, PA / wrench / patent 371302 Oct 11 1887 Matthew E. Campfield / (Mr. Campfield held no fewer than 9 patents) (see also Cleveland Screw Wrench Co.) /
Cleveland / Cleveland Screw Wrench Co., Cleveland, OH / patent 257468 May 9 1882 Matthew E. Campfield / (see also Brown Specialty Mfg. Co.) / http://toolarchives.com/node/101 /

66.   J. McLaren, Patented November 20, 1866, Patent 59,852

McLaren / James McLaren, Albany, NY / "Eureka Combination Wrench" / patent 59852 Nov 20 1866 J. McLaren - Re-issued RE8064 Jan 29 1878 J. McLaren /

67.    L. S. Starrett, Patented May 8, 1877, Patent 190,036

Athol / Athol Machine Co., Athol, MA / wrench / patent 190636 May 8 1877 Laroy S. Starrett / (see also patent 212760 Feb 25 1879 L.S. Starrett) /

68.   L. Winslow, Patented April 29, 1862, Patent 35,123

Winslow / Lorenzo Winslow, Rochester, NY / wrench / patent 35123 Apr 29 1862 L. Winslow / Married to Nancy A. Carver Jan 20, 1836, both of Pittsford (The Rochester Gem Vol VIII No. 2) /

69.   Van Ormer, No Patent Information

Van Ormer-Lose / Van Ormer-Lose Wrench Co., Trafford City, PA (Pitcairn) / quick-adjust wrench / patent 939879 Nov 9 1909 Lawson G. Van Ormer / June 24, 1911 Metal Worker Plumber and Steam Fitter pp 855-856 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette June 3 1911 pp 2 & July 4 1911 pp 24 /
(* It would appear the original manufacturing facility was in Pitcairn and was subsequently moved to a new facility in Trafford. see attachment below **)

70.   T. J. Kennel, Patented July 2, 1912, patent 1,030,070

Kennel / Thomas J. Kennel, Middletown, OH / "Uncle Tom Wrench" / patent 1031070 Jul 2 1912 & 1002157 Aug 29 1911 T.J. Kennel /

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Re: Miniature Collectors take notice!
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2021, 10:25:22 AM »
The thread was written in response to Hilary Klein miniature wrenches that were offered in a MJD auction. I am an avaid Hilary Klein wrench collector with over 70 different examples in my collection. I have written a booklet on the history of Hilary and his miniatures as well as an article for The Fine Tool Journal. If anyone would like an electronic copy of the booklet you can message me your email address and I will send it to you. Your email will have to accept larger files as the current PDF file is about 18,700kb.

Thanks for the added information, there were and probably still are a few typos here and there.