Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 b61-532 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9479/b61-532 b61-532 RATCHET SOCKET WRENCH. Richardson Patent. Patented in 1863 and manufactured by J. J. Richardson of Woodstock, VT. 14" long with a two-way exterior ratchet. It has a 1" square hole, plus inserts to reduce it to 3/4" or 1/2". Wooden handle. Unmarked, but unmistakable in a sliding lid wooden box with no labels. The only example known. Fine 300-600 b61-531 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9478/b61-531 b61-531 MODEL WRENCH. Hilary Klein Model of McLaren Patent. 4" model of James McLaren's 1966 patent with a nut wrench on one side and a pivoting spring-loaded jaw that folds out to act as a pipe wrench on the reverse. Mint condition in original walnut casket with a copy of the patent. Fine 200-400 b61-530 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9477/b61-530 b61-530 QUICK ADJUSTING PIPE WRENCH. Penney Patent. John Penney of Mechanics Falls, ME, started out making these wrenches before he switched to making the ornate Dirigo Jig Saw. The lower jaw slides to adjust and is held in place with a long cast spring which is almost always broken, but not this time. A very rare wrench; the Davistown Museum had one of the few known examples and it was stolen (we didn't do it). Mark is faint but legible. Good+ 150-250 b61-529 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9476/b61-529 b61-529 ADJUSTABLE WAGON WRENCH. Robinson & Lawless Patent. Patented in 1898 and manufactured by E. J. Lawless of New York. Early version with "Pat App'd For" cast into frame. Advertised by Lawless as "strong and cheap." What more could you want? Cleaned. Fine 100-200 b61-528 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9475/b61-528 b61-528 QUICK ADJUSTING PIPE WRENCH. Taylor Patent. Patented by J.L. Taylor of Memphis in 1891 and manufactured by C.H. Redman of Newark. Schulz No. 558. Sliding jaw with thumb-operated lock. 7-1/2" long. Marked with patent date and manufacturer, faint but legible. Cleaned. Fine 100-200 b61-527 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9474/b61-527 b61-527 CARRIAGE WRENCH. Phillips-Getman Co. Based on Getman's 1886 patent and marketed as the Phillips - Getman Universal Carriage Wrench. Schulz No. 228. Includes a spring activated lever to grip different size nuts. It has the patent date cast into the body. Fine 100-200 b61-526 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9473/b61-526 b61-526 QUICK ADJUSTING NUT WRENCH. Weston's Patent. Marked "Weston's Patent", "England France", and "Timmins & Sons." The jaw simply slides shut, and then the lower jaw tilts slightly to hold it in place. Richard Timmins & Sons was a prominent Birmingham toolmaker beginning around 1810; the firm offered a couple of adjustable wrenches marked as having been patented by William T. Weston, but there's no record of a patent for this design, which dates to the 1880s. 8", steel handle, cleaned. Good+ 100-200 b61-525 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9472/b61-525 b61-525 ADJUSTABLE WRENCH. Walton Wrench Co. Most of the output of the Walton Wrench Co. of Girard, PA, was based on Phillips' 1871 patent, but discarded the interchangeable jaws that the patent featured, retaining the screw adjustment feature and the jaws set at an angle to the handle. Most Walton wrenches, like this one, are unmarked. Schulz No. 419. 13", wooden handle, overall dinging but no damage, jaws slightly sprung. Good+ 100-200 b61-524 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9471/b61-524 b61-524 QUICK ADJUSTING NUT WRENCH. Richards Tool Co. Based on Richards and Muggley's 1904 patent and marketed as the "Boston Time Saving Wrench"; the spring operated adjustment mechanism is contained in the screw-on handle and locks with a turn of the upper part. Unmarked, 12" long, very clean. Fine 150-250 b61-523 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9470/b61-523 b61-523 SWIVEL HEAD NUT WRENCH. Farrar Patent. Patented by Frederick Farrar of Boston in 1885. There's no record of who made it; to the best of our knowledge this is the only example and it has no markings. The head can be turned to different angles and is locked with a thumb operated mechanism that doesn't work very well; the jaws are closed with two wheels mounted on the sides. 13" long with wood handle. Fine 150-300 B60-527 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8717/b60-527 B60-527 ADJUSTABLE WAGON WRENCH. Oliver No. 3. Patented in 1907 by William Oliver and manufactured by the Oliver Mfg. Co. of Chicago. This one is marked "Pat. Apl'd For" so early. Schulz #205. 20" long, nice and clean. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Good+ 60-120 B60-526 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8716/b60-526 B60-526 MONKEY WRENCH. Robinson Patent. Patented in 1885 by Squire Robinson of Southington, CT. They were manufactured by Peck, Stowe & Wilcox but this one is marked just "Robinson Patent." 18", wooden handle, nice and clean. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Good+ 60-120 B60-525 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8715/b60-525 B60-525 NUT WRENCH. Trimont Manufacturing. 18" version of the wrench based on Vinton's 1911 patent for the nut guard intended to prevent inadvertent changes in the setting. Very clean. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Good+ 60-120 B60-524 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8714/b60-524 B60-524 WAGON WRENCH. Joy No. 1. Patented 1898 by Aden Joy of Rockingham, NH, and first manufactured by him; later manufactured as the Safety Wrench by E.R. Klemm of Chicago. This is the early pre-Klemm version with the patent date and Joy's name and address cast into the handle. Some loss of nickel plating and wooden handle is worn. Schulz ##220, 221. 10" long. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Good 60-120 B60-523 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8713/b60-523 B60-523 LOT OF TWO QUICK ADJUSTING NUT WRENCHES. Gellman Wrench Corp. Two examples of the uncommon "Polly" wrench, patented in 1923 by Israel Gellman and manufactured in Rock Island, IL, in the 9" and 12" sizes. The 12" is like new, the 9" has more wear but still works smoothly. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Good & better 60-120 B60-522 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8712/b60-522 B60-522 BASIN WRENCH. Trimont Manufacturing. Marked with Trimont's "Trimo" trademark and also marked "Pat. Apl'd For." Trimont was known for its line of pipe wrenches but we've been unable to locate the patent for this basin wrench. 10" long, closes with a knurled knob. Japanning about 50%. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Good 60-120 B60-521 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8711/b60-521 B60-521 LOT OF TWO PIPE WRENCHES. Trimont Manufacturing. Two examples of Trimont's original "Trimo" brand, based on Vinton's two 1889 patents. In the 10" and 8" sizes; the 10" is like new. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Good & better 60-120 B60-520 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8710/b60-520 B60-520 LOT OF TWO MONKEY WRENCHES. L & A.G. Coes. Two early examples of the screw wrenches that were the foundation of the Coes empire. One is 21" and marked with the 12/28/75 and 5/2/77 patents, wood handle, the other is 18" and marked only "Manufactured under Coes Patents", perfect style wood handle. Good & better 100-200 B60-519 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8709/b60-519 B60-519 MONKEY WRENCH. H.D. Smith & Co. "Perfect Handle." 22", long stamped with four patent dates and company name. Metal has been cleaned but not overpolished, wood handle very clean, works smoothly. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Good+ 60-120 B60-518 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/8708/b60-518 B60-518 LOT OF TWO WRENCHES. A ratchet socket wrench, patented by George Wright in 1914 and manufactured by Chicago Mfg. & Distributing Co., 11". Plus a combination pipe, nut and wagon wrench, unmarked but well made, 11". From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Good & better 60-120 B59-532 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7942/b59-532 B59-532 MODEL WRENCH. Hilary Klein Model of Jackson Patent. 4-1/2" model of Joel Jackson's 1866 patent for an adjustable nut wrench. Mint condition in original walnut casket. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Fine 200-400 B59-531 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7941/b59-531 B59-531 MODEL WRENCH. Jim Keats Model of Iverson Patent. 4" model of John Iverson's 1891 quick adjust nut wrench with its spring-loaded mechanism by Jim Keats, whose models are not as well known as those by Hilary Klein but equally well made and prized by collectors. In a mahogany and oak box with floral design. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Fine 200-400 B59-530 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7940/b59-530 B59-530 WRENCH. Bonney "Masterpiece". Double headed combination nut and pipe wrench originally patented by Charles Bonney in 1902 and improved by Joseph Baker's 1904 patent, marketed by the Bonney Vise and Tool Works of Philadelphia. 11" long, unmarked but very clean, with wooden handle. Unlike most, still has its original pipe wrench jaw insert with the pipe cutter. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Fine 100-200 B59-529 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7939/b59-529 B59-529 WRENCH. Diamond Wrench Co. Patented 10/16/83 by Henry Thompson of Farmington, ME, and manufactured by the Diamond Wrench Co. of Portland, featured a wingnut on shaft to close the double jaw head, one with nut wrench jaws and one for buggy or wagon nuts. 15" length, wooden handle, dinged up and nut jaws slightly sprung. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Good 50-100 B59-528 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7938/b59-528 B59-528 COACH WRENCH. All metal coach wrench, single jaws, 14" long with hexagonal handle. No marking except for a very faint "Highgate." From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Good 50-100