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US Patent: 1,000,878
Wrench
Patentee:
Fred R. Allen - Providence, RI

USPTO Classifications:
81/58.5

Tool Categories:
wrenches : ratchet wrenches

Assignees:
None

Manufacturer:
Allen Wrench and Tool Co. - Providence, RI

Witnesses:
J. L. Macdermott
E. I. Ogden
Howard E. Barlow

Patent Dates:
Applied: Dec. 20, 1910
Granted: Aug. 15, 1911

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Fred R. Allen patent August 15, 1911
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Description:
The binding action of the cam-shaped end of the handle transfers motion to the driving head.

Produced as the ALLEN FRICTION WRENCH, and sold as the "ratchet" driver for socket sets.

A 1915 modification (pat. no. 1,124,191) adapts the principle to a ratchet drill.

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