Good + . . . . . $45.00
Fine . . . . . . 45.00
Good +. . . . . . $275.00 SOLD!!
Good . . . . . . $60.00
Good . . . . . .$50.00
Good . . . . . .$50.00 SOLD!
Good . . . . . .$30.00
Good + . . . . . .$250.00 SOLD!!
Good + . . .
. . .$70.00 SOLD!
Good . . . . . .$80.00
Good . . . . . .$30.00 SOLD!!
Good . . . . . .$80.00
Prince Combo Brace / Wrench These unusual wrenches were patented just about
100 years ago. This one saw little use during that time, and is in near
new condition and shows little if any evidence of abuse or even use. It is
one of the nicest condition examples of this hard to find combination tool that
I have ever had, or seen. It is time to upgrade!!
Excellent . . . . .$225.00 SOLD!
20th Century Combo Brace / Wrench Same
wrench as above w/ a different name. I guess the idea was step
into the 20th Century w/ a modern tool. The battery tool of its
time i suppose.
Excellent . . . . .$75.00 SOLD!
Tool / Hammer
This unusual hammer / fence tool has about 5 different useful
features built into it. The overall condition is very nice.
Good+ . . . . .$40.00 SOLD!
Adjust Cast Iron Implement Wrench It is marked
in raised letters J576. Probably a rare wrench from a John Deere.
Lets see how long it lasts. Opps less than a week.
Good . . . . .$75.00 SOLD!
Pollack's Patent Quick Adjust Wrench Hit
the lever, give the wrench a little flip, and the head shoots out, ready
Good + . . . . . . .$150.00
Bay State Quick Adjust Nut Wrench
Patented June 7th 1904 It says
it is the Bay State on the head, with the patent info on the other side. The
best and most collectible wrenches are those that were designed and produced based
on a lousy idea or ones that worked poorly. This one fits the bill nicely
as there is no provision included to allow for the final adjustment that is
almost always needed when using a nut wrench to avoid slippage and the resulting
rounded nuts, and banged knuckles. Perhaps pipe wrenches could get away without
this provision, but you can bet that this design would have a tendency to round
off some of those tight ones, and also be near impossible to adjust in a tight area.
Seldom seen, and in nice operating condition now that it is clean. That was
another problem with this and many of the other quick adjust wrenches that were
introduced. All the superior engineering and machining would come to a sticky
grinding halt with just a few grains of dirt in the proper place. I have either
the 10" version, or a 12" and both are in similar nice condition.
Excellent . . . . .$75.00 SOLD!
Combo-Wrench This combo wrench shows up
from time to time, but rarely in this condition or in its original box.
Good + . . . . .$95.00 SOLD!
36" Key Lock Adjustable Nut Wrench
This unusual style nut wrench is a favorite with those
who like them big. They came in a range of sizes between 24" and
72" long with just a handful of those larger ones known. This example
is in very nice condition and shows little evidence of hard use. It was a
neat idea to be able to quickly adjust to the right size and then slam the wedge
into place before you did the final adjust. Holding one of these up while
you tried adjusting it an inch or so with just the screw would have been a
tiring experience I imagine. A hard to find and very graphic wrench!!
Good + . . . . .$250.00 SOLD!
Patented 1888 Wrench / Combination Tool
It looks like this one was made for the leather industry, perhaps aimed at
saddle makers or upholstery workers. It has a number of different functions
including a leather punch, hammer, tack puller, pliers, wrench, screwdriver,
vice, and?. I think that about covers it. The patent info is readable and
overall it is pretty nice noting that the screw for the vice feature has a
stripped area where it slips. .
Good . . . . .$60.00 SOLD!
Calef"s March 6th 1883 Patent Quick Adjust Nut Wrench This
12" quick adjust wrench is a very nice example of a hard to find wrench.
The name and patent info are clear and readable. I apologize for the pic
quality. The wood handle is very nice. No cracks or other damage, and it
operates nicely. This wrench is #323 in Schulz's book on wrenches.
Good +. . . . . .$150.00 SOLD!
Quick Adjust Nut
Wrench and Thread Bugger On the
left end is an adjustable wrench that changes sizes as you move the cast ring
along the body. On the right is a patented idea to bugger up the
treads so that the nut will never come off in case you could not tighten it
enough. Before the days of Loc-tite
I suppose. A neat looking wrench I have not had before.
Good + . . . . . .$150.00 SOLD!
Jones Universal Ratchet
Wrench I have never seen this wrench before and I could
not find it in Schultz's book on wrenches. I could not find the patent either. A
mystery to me. Similar to, but different from,
the Wizard wrench above. Different!!
Good . . . . . .$195.00 SOLD!
Indian Motorcycle Chain Break
It is original and nice. Much harder to find than the ones
marked Harley Davidson that you use to see and find quite often.
Good + . . . . .$75.00
Double End Open End Wrench
This is a nice example with a strong stamp.
It is not all beat up as most are.
Good +. . . . . .$25.00
Patent Double End
Wrench If memory serves they were
used with, or came with a certain steam engine. A neat design.
Good . . . . . .$40.00 SOLD!
Keen Kutter Alligator
Good . . . . . .$30.00 SOLD!
Wrench by Richards The condition
is super. The finish is like a case hardened gun. It was
patented in 1907 and you can see ads for it on the internet from old
magazines with a search
on Google. An interesting wrench and another wacky idea.
Fine . . . . . .$125.00 SOLD!
Fencing Tool / Patented November 13 1883 Combination Plier / Hammer / Cutter
This antique combination tool says patented on the one
side and the rest of the info is on the other. Pittsburg PA is
the location given. There is no date on the wrench just writing that says MFD by R. I ORR
& Co LTD. The patentee's name was Barr and the patent # is
288,397. This unusual tool / wrench is not in Schultz's book,
and I have not seen it before. Kind of a big clunky / heavy thing that was
designed for fencing according to the patent Early, interesting and different.
A rare piece.
Good + . . . . . .$350.00
Masterpiece" Patented Combination Wrench w/ Pipe Cutter
This is in as nice condition as one could ask
for. There is info on both sides of the head. A good One!!
Fine . . . . . .$150.00 SOLD!!
Reed Quick Adjust Pipe
This is nice!!.
Good . . . . . .$75.00 SOLD!!
Power Grip Wrench Co. Shawnee Okla This is a nice
wrench. Been through there, but never had this one before. Looks
like it would get the job done..
Good + . . . . . .$80.00 SOLD!
Different & nice!!.
Good . . . . . .$125.00
Early Cast Iron
Adjustable Nut Wrench
There is no writing that I could see, and it
is not in Schultz's book that I saw. An early and interesting
wrench with open cast handle!!
Good . . . . .
. $75.00 SOLD!!
Hewett Patent Adjustable Nut
This is nice and an early version that is seldom seen!!.
Good +. . . . . .$195.00 SOLD!!
1908 Patent "Rapid Transit" Quick Adjust Wrench
This unusual lever-lock quick-adjust wrench was patented on November
3, 1908 by Axel W. Peterson of San Francisco, California. It was manufactured
by the Peterson Rapid Wrench Company, San Francisco, California. The patent
# is 902830. Very few were made, or have
ever been found.
The condition is exceptional
and it shows almost no signs of use or wear. The maker info and patent
info are clearly stamped on both sides of the head. On the underside
of the main bar there is a
series of closely spaced cuts and after adjusting the head you would simply
tighten the head in place by turning the ball lock with the bar. A
rare & desirable wrench. Nice!!
Fine . . . . . . $850.00 SOLD!!
Patent 1866 Pipe Wrench by Bemis & Call This is a nice example with a strong August 1866
patent date stamp on the bar, and a weaker Bemis & Call stamp across the
It is a rare and unusual variation. The August 1866 Patent by Call is for an
improvement in the lower jaw that this wrench does not exhibit. The style
does not match the patent drawings and it looks like an earlier design.
The adjusting sleeve does not match the drawing either, and looks like those
on Merrick or Briggs patent wrenches. A mystery that I imagine
somebody knows the answer to.
Good + . . . . . .$125.00 SOLD!!
Sliding Quick Adjust Nut
Super condition & nice!!
Good . . . . . .$30.00 SOLD!!
Crampton Brothers Sheffield / England Adjustable Nut Wrench There
is a logo on the side that is readable.
first commercially produced wrenches were made in England and this looks to
be one of
them Massive, early, graphic, and a neat wrench to boot. A good One!!
Good + . . . . . .$95.00 SOLD!!
20th Century Combo
What's here is nice enough!!
Good . . . . . . $75.00
Quick Adjust Nut
Marked Germany. This is nice!!.
Good . . . . . .$50.00 SOLD!
Quixet Rapid Quick Adjust
Super Condition. This is nice!!.
Good +. . . . . .$35.00 SOLD!
Adjust Alligator Wrench
This is kind of different. The handle is marked Pat
Appld For. Nice condition, and it looks like it would work well, at
rounding off square nuts if not removing them.
Good +. . . . . .$75.00 SOLD!
Mfg. Co. Patented 1896 Quick Adjust Pipe Wrench
The maker name and patent info are stamped into the
handle. Chicago is given as the location. Different and nice condition.
Good +. . . . . .$125.00 SOLD!
7" Quick Adjust
Pipe Wrench Nice action, nice
over cleaned condition. The 1900 patent date is on the handle as well
as the Boston location.
Good +. . . . . .$55.00 SOLD!
Wood Handle Nut Wrenches w/ Rack
The set on the left with wooden rack has a
different location than given on the cast iron rack on the right. Both
Left . . . . Good +. . . . . . $20.00
Right . . . . Good +. . . . . . $30.00
# 258 Plier / Wrench Starrett was
granted a patent for this design in 1911. Advertised as "The Starrett Extension Plier" A nice example of a
hard to find machinist tool.
Good + . . . . . . $70.00
/ Duluth MN. Handyman DH-16 Combination
Crescent Wrench / Plier A concept lost in
time. Give them two tools and charge them for one. They have flipped
that idea for todays consumer. Really quite well made. Different & Nice!
Good + . . . . . . $55.00
/ Glaskin Saddle Horn Fencing Tool Even
though this design fence tool was actually patented, twice, all know
examples say patent pending. As I remember, these unusual tools were
virtually unknown until a drum full turned up in a barn some time back.
There is a staple puller, hammer, slots to catch the wire so it could be
stretched, etc. While people say the large hole is to fit over a saddle horn,
I have read that it is for putting a pole through so one could get some
leverage when used to pull wire taught. Nice & Different!!
Good +. . . . . . $25.00
Kutter & Elgin
Alligator Wrenches On top is a
Keen Kutter Alligator / Combo wrench that has patent info. Below is a
near mint adjustable Elgin. Overall very nice condition.
Good + . . . . . $15.00 Choice
$20.00 / Lot SOLD!!\
Button Patent Multi Tool - Hammer / Wrench & More The patent for this unusual hammer / wrench
and combination tool was granted February 9, 1875. It is marked with
the patent info at the main joint. It was issued
to Alphonso Button of Saginaw, Michigan (patent #159561). According to the patent this do-it-all tool includes an open end wrench, a hammer, a claw nail puller, nippers,
tack holder, dish lifter, stove lid lifter, tack puller, cylindrical wrench, and a nut cracker!
Light rust that will clean. No damage.
Good + . . . . . . 125.00
Eddy Patent Tool Holder / Screwdriver
rare & unusual screwdriver was granted on November 26, 1895. That date is on the blade. The #
is 550259 but I could
not get it to come up. I saw a copy of the patenr on another site, but that was it.
A cute little tool I have never seen before.
The brass collar twists
off so the screwdriver blade can fall back into the cast iron handle for
storage. It is a bit over 3" long when retracted. It is a wonder the
brass collar never got lost or that the thin cast iron handle was never broken. Nice.
Good + . . . . . $125.00
Billings Multi Blade Screw Driver It has 4 blades. It has the ability to retract
into the sleeve to make it more compact. There are 2 patent dates. The
blades are OK and as shown.
Good + . . . . . $20.00 SOLD!!
Handle Screw Driver Light rust
that will clean. No damage. Nice!!
Good + . . . . . . 25.00
Jaguar 4" Crescent Style Wrench
I remember when 4" crescents were 1.00 and nobody cared. Now folks routinely
ask 20.00 and much more for any and all. They are fun to collect and I have
heard that there are over 100 different versions out there for you to hunt after.
This is one of the earlier and harder to find versions that I suppose was given
out with your brand new car way back when.
Excellent . . . . . . $125.00 SOLD!
Whitman Quick Adjust Wrench
This 5 3/4" antique quick adjust
wrench hails from Denver Co. It opens to accept a whopping 1/2". The
box says it is case hardened, and appears to have a blued finish to me. It
is in its original box, and looks to have never seen use, just some minor box storage
Excellent . . . . . .$95.00 SOLD!
Double Head Twist Handle Nut / Pipe
Wrench Twist handle wrenches are getting
hard to find, but that is the typical ones. You will see 100 of the standard
single head nut wrenches for every one of these. This is a rare and hard to
fin version. A bit rusty, but after going through the secret process to
clean it, it will look great.
Good . . . . . .$65.00 SOLD!
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