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KENTO (in a double arrow logo) / .50 MADE IN THE USA - - 7.5" rack gear type qk adj nut wrench.
Turn handle to release lower jaw and cw to make the final adj. AMERICAN WRENCH & SPECIALTIES CO CHICAGO USA / DROP FORGED QUICK KLAMP TRADE MARK - - - 10" qk adj nut wrench with cylinder on handle that releases and tightens lower jaw.
Unmarked - - 8" quick adjust nut wrench with unique rack gears and release lever. Super rare (only one I've seen) in excellent condition except for one small spot of pitting (Not listed) 0010.
WRENCH - PAT'D MAY 2,1915, JUL 2, 1918, MAR 17, 1922.
(the most we have ever offered for sale), and an amazing selection of ratchet type wrenches. 3 / PAT JUNE 30, 91 OTHER PATS PENDING - - 15" rack wrench that adjusts with a spring loaded top lever.
(2.) Same as (1) but PAT 3555939 (same patent as Peterson wrenches) and black finish. Used to free jammed piano keys, excellent (not listed) 0046.
QUICKSET - APRIL 22, 1919 QUICKSET - KOKOMO, IND - - 9" with same qk adj mechanism as above but on an auto type nut wrench. Unmarked Russell Machine C0 - - 8" wooden handle qk adj nut wrench which combines rack teeth for initial adj and a knurled nut and screw for fine adj. - Pat Jan 7, 02 - - 7.75" all metal unique adj with a spring loaded lower jaw and set screw.
As pointed out by Stan Schulz ,the patent text does refer to a "holding clutch". ATLAS - - 10.5" with as moveable upper jaw that can be adj to three different positions. A rare wrench in excellent condition with original nickel plating. qk adj pw with spring loaded lower jaw and rack adjustment. H & E WRENCH CO OF NEW BEDFORD, MASS / PAT MAR 27, 1923, etc.(with logo) - 10.25" Nut wrench version of the Handee Wrench. H & E WRENCH CO OF NEW BEDFORD, MASS USA / PAT MAR 27, 1923, etc.(with logo) - 10.25" Hex nut version of the Handee Wrench. H & E WRENCH CO OF NEW BEDFORD, MASS" / "PAT MAR 27, 1923, etc.(with logo) - - H & E's pipe wrench version of their Handee wrench.
Note: This is a catalog of the Wrenching News Auction of antique wrenches from the collection of Vernon Nail that was held in York, Nebraska on April 13-15, 2007.
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