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Marked only: "PATENTED" - - 9.75 wood handled Vandegrift wedge adj.
Pat by Axel Peterson and mfg by the Peterson Rapid Wrench Co., San Francisco, CA.
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Vern has a huge and varied collection of over 4,500 wrenches with outstanding examples in all categories of collectible wrenches and especially strong in cutout farm implement wrenches, IHC and related implement wrenchs (with over 200), quick adjust wrenches, early screw adjust wrenches, Crescent type wrenches from common to one of a kinds including many with various enhancements, wrenches from hardware companies such as Keen Kutter, Winchester, Shapleigh, etc., tools from the Buffum Tool Co.
The company failed and all they got for their investments were the wrenches.
Patented by Kenneth Halls of Broomfield, Colorado and assigned to Eugene Peterson. A note inside the box states that these were given to investors in the Peterson Tool Co.
Condition is poor because of pitting, markings not readable, and aluminum paint (S487) 0025. LEVER WRENCH CO DULUTH, MINN / HEIMBACK PATENT 1915 - - 8" qk adj nut wrench with lever and rack teeth. Usually found with poor or unreadable markings, these come in loud and clear. G W NEWMAN - ERIE -PA / PATENTED - - 9'" qk adj pw with rack teeth and a lever that releases or locks the lower jaw assembly. HARVEY'S SONS MFG CO LTD DETROIT, MICH / HARVEY WRIGHT'S WRENCH PAT FEB 1910 - NOV 1911 (and A H S in a diamond logo) - - 17.5" qk adj pw with rack teeth on side of shaft and sliding lower jaws assembly. VICTOR TRADEMARK / PAT DEC 23,1902 - AUG 25, 1903 - - 6.5". The wrenches listed below are still in exceptionally fine working condition 0030.