Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 B63-215 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11195/b63-215 B63-215. BASIN WRENCH. Trimont Manufacturing. Marked with Trimont's "Trimo" trademark in a shield 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 mostly worn off. Good 60-120 B63-214 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11194/b63-214 B63-214. LOT OF TWO CUTOUT WRENCHES. An 8" Deere box end wrench, and a 5" S-shaped Universal open end wrench. Good+ 60-120 B63-213 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11193/b63-213 B63-213. LOT OF TWO INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER WRENCHES. A No. L9, 9" with three open ends and a square cutout, and a No. P1183, S-shaped, 7-1/2" with open ends and square cutout, both with traces of red japanning. Good+ 50-100 B63-212 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11192/b63-212 B63-212. LOT OF TWO DEERE CUTOUT WRENCHES. Both 8" with 1" square open end on one end, 1-1/4" on the other, plus a square inset hole. Good+ 60-120 B63-211 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11191/b63-211 B63-211. MODEL WRENCH. Hilary Klein Model of Coes Patent. 4" model of A.G. Coes's pioneering 1854 patent that was one of the foundations of the Coes wrench empire. Mint condition in original walnut casket with a reproduction of an entry from a Coes catalog. Fine 200-400 B63-210 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11190/b63-210 B63-210. ADJUSTABLE WRENCH. Lowe Patent. Patented in 1894 by James Lowe and manufactured by Billings & Spencer. A sliding wedge makes fine adjustments to the jaw opening. According to the patent, this would accommodate minor differences in nuts that are nominally of the same size, and made it possible to have smooth jaws that could be used on plated surfaces without marring the finish. B&S manufactured this thing in a 5" pocket size, but it never caught on. This one is clean and clearly marked and almost rust free, but the catch designed to hold the lever closed for carrying isn't working. Good+ 100-200 B63-209 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11189/b63-209 B63-209. LOT OF TWO BICYCLE WRENCHES. A "Flying Merkle" No. 8 motorcycle wrench, based on John Wakefield's 9/4/1900 patent and marked with patent date (Schulz No. 123), manufactured by the Miami Cycle and Manufacturing Co. of Middletown, OH. Joe Merkel of Milwaukee was a pioneer in early motorcycle design, his "Flying Merkel" bikes were produced through 1915. 7". Plus a 3" center nut type marked "Marco" and "No. 1." Fine 120-240 B62-532 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10717/b62-532 B62-532. HILARY KLEIN MINIATURE WRENCH. L.S. Starrett Adjustable Wrench. Patented May 4, 1852, and manufactured by Athol Machine before the formation of L.S. Starrett. As issued in the original walnut box. Fine 300-600 B62-531 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10716/b62-531 B62-531. HILARY KLEIN MINIATURE WRENCH. A. Hotchkiss Nut Wrench. Patented May 8, 1877, and manufactured by Hotchkiss & Sons of Sharon, CT. As issued in the original walnut box. Fine 300-600 B62-530 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10715/b62-530 B62-530. MODEL WRENCH. Jim Keats Model of Hewet Patent. Henry Hewet had four wrench patents, this one looks like his 6/27/40 patent manufactured by E.F. Dixie of Worcester, MA. The miniature wrenches made by Jim Keats are not as well known as those by Hilary Klein but are equally well made and prized by collectors. In original oak box with floral design. Fine 300-600 B62-529 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10714/b62-529 B62-529. COMBINATION TOOL KIT. Koeth Kombination Kit. Patented in 1900 by Edward Koeth and marketed by Currier-Koeth Mfg. Co. of Coudersport, PA with the unfortunate name "KKK." It consists of a pliers handle with six sets of interchangeable jaws. Very clean in its original finger jointed box; no label; includes photocopy of original instruction sheet. Good+ 80-150 B62-528 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10713/b62-528 B62-528. PIPE WRENCH. Stanley No. 10. Stillson pattern pipe wrench manufactured by Walworth Mfg. for Stanley and included in tool kits but never separately marketed, other than as a FourSquare tool This one has the second sweetheart mark. 10" long, ebonized handle has wear but no damage. Good+ 100-200 B62-527 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10712/b62-527 B62-527. LOT OF TWO PIPE WRENCHES. Quick adjusting combined pipe and nut wrench, patented 3/15/04 by John Snider and manufactured by him in Colorado Springs, 12-1/2", steel handle. And an "Eagle Claw" wrench pliers patented 2/6/1912 and manufactured by the Eagle Claw Wrench Co. of Chicago., 13". Both with some dings but no rust and work smoothly. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Good+ 60-120 B62-526 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10711/b62-526 B62-526. LOT OF TWO BERYLLIUM WRENCHES. AMPCO. Beryllium (actually beryllium copper alloy) tools were used where you couldn't afford sparks, and AMPCO (originally the American Metal Products Company) was (and is) one of the leading makers. One is 13" long with worn jaws, the other is newer, 9" with "W1145" cast into handle. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Good & better 60-120 B62-525 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10710/b62-525 B62-525. MONKEY WRENCH. H.D. Smith Semper Idem. 21" example of Smith's Semper Idem ("always the same") wrench with the diamond pattern steel handle. Smith was better known for its wooden "perfect" handles; these are much less common. Good jaws which close smoothly. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Good+ 60-120 B62-524 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10709/b62-524 B62-524. PIPE WRENCH. Clamshell type jaws with gripping inserts. It could also be a die for threading dowels but doesn't look sharp enough. It looks like it has the words "Aon Pat" cast in but there are bolts through the lettering. 18" long. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Good+ 60-120 B62-523 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10708/b62-523 B62-523. LOT OF FOUR SELF-ADJUSTING PIPE WRENCHES. Craft Design. Uses a unique roller jaw mechanism; patented 11/12/07 by George Heckling to grip the pipe (Schulz #663 and #664) and sold in a wide variety of sizes by the Craftsman Company of Conneault, OH, and later by the Pittsburgh Malleable Iron Co. This lot includes the 8", 10", 18" and 22" sizes. All clearly marked and work smoothly, there's some scattered rust spots but nothing serious. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Good & better 100-200 York2023-366 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10100/york2023-366 York2023-366 QUICK ADJUSTING PIPE WRENCH. Bonner Patent. 28" example of the "Victor" wrench patented 12/23/02 and 8/25/03 and manufactured by C.E. Bonner Mfg. Co. of Chrisman, IL. Marked only with the two patent dates. Nice example of an uncommon patented wrench. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Good+ 60-120 York2023-365 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10099/york2023-365 York2023-365 LOT OF TWO QUICK ADJUSTING NUT WRENCHES. A "Victor" patented by Charles Bonner in 1903, 10" metal handle, gouge from the head; and an example of Wright's 1907 patent made by Wright Wrench Co. of Canton, OH, 15", very clean and clearly marked but missing its locking spring. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Good & better 60-120 York2023-364 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10098/york2023-364 York2023-364 NUT WRENCH. Vandegrift Patent. Uncommon example of the wrench patented in 1897 by Theodore Vandegrift of Shelbyville, IN, with the head closed by two parallel rods that thread into the malleable iron body. Marked only with the patent date and "30", 9" with wooden handle, jaws sprung and overall dinging but works smoothly. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Good 60-120 York2023-363 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10097/york2023-363 York2023-363 PERFECT HANDLE MONKEY WRENCH. Trimont Mfg. 15-1/2" long, clearly marked and very clean. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Fine 60-120 York2023-362 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10096/york2023-362 York2023-362 LOT OF TWO TWISTED HANDLE WRENCHES. Both unmarked, one 15" nut wrench and one combination nut and pipe wrench, possibly missing part of its jaw, both with overall dinging. Good 40-80 York2023-361 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10095/york2023-361 York2023-361 TWISTED HANDLE NUT WRENCH. Not marked, 21" long, jaws very slightly sprung. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Good+ 40-80 York2023-360 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10094/york2023-360 York2023-360 WRENCH. Coes Key Model. Based on Loring Coes' 10/20/03 patent with a retaining nut at the base of the adjusting screw and sliding wedge lock. Coes made the key model in lengths up to 72", this one is 31" long, clearly marked, jaws slightly sprung. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Good+ 100-200 York2023-359 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10093/york2023-359 York2023-359 CHAIN WRENCH. Champion Wrench No. 3. Patented in 1890 by George Bufford of Brooklyn and manufactured by Ithaca Drop Forge Co. This one is 39" and clearly marked by Greene, Tweed & Co. which sold it for Ithaca as the "Champion" line. Bufford also assigned certain rights to J.W. Williams Co,. which resulted in protracted litigation. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Good+ 60-120