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US Patent: 791,298
Wrench
Improvement in Ratchet Monkey-Wrenches
Patentee:
Charles H. Smith - Allentown, PA

USPTO Classifications:
81/165, 81/63.1

Tool Categories:
wrenches : ratchet wrenches

Assignees:
Theodore F. Ayres - Allentown, PA
James C. Hawes - Brooklyn, NY

Manufacturer:
Not known to have been produced

Witnesses:
M. P. Schantz
Henry J. O'Neill
Jos. A. Ryan
Perry B. Turpin

Patent Dates:
Applied: Sep. 17, 1904
Granted: May 30, 1905

Patent Pictures:
Charles H. Smith patent May 30, 1905
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Description:
A rotable, adjustable jaw section mounted on a ratcheting head. Smith's patent eventually was assigned to James C. Hawes of Brooklyn, who added refinements which received patent no. 1,050,131 (Jan. 14, 1913). That design was produced and marketed; it is a "major wrench collector's milestone."

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