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US Patent: 402,327
Combination Household Tool
Frederick A. Huehn - Chicago, IL

USPTO Classifications:
30/438, 7/142, 7/143, 81/150

Tool Categories:
combination tools
wrenches : wrench combination tools


F. A. Huehn - Chicago, IL

Charles C. Tillman
William Fenimore Cooper
O. W. Bond
H. B. Hallock

Patent Dates:
Applied: Dec. 26, 1888
Granted: Apr. 30, 1889

Patent Pictures:
F. A. Huehn patent April 30, 1889
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The tool combines a wrench, can opener, rule, tack hammer, and tack claw. The cutter blade of the can opener is on the moveable jaw so it can fit several sizes of cans. Alternative arrangements are shown for the can opener and pry.

According to Ken Cope's "American Wrench Makers 1830-1930," Huehn produced the tool. It appears on pg. 398 of the 1895 Montgomery Ward Catalog as the Globe Combination Household Tool. Huehn was one of the partners who formed Globe Novelty Mfg. Co. at Chicago in 1891. of the A known example is marked only with the patent date.

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