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GB Patent: GB-185,900,645
Improved Wrench or Spanner
Charles Henry Hurst - London, England

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Granted: Mar. 14, 1859

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C. H. Hurst patent registered March 14, 1859 - edited from "Abridgments of Specifications."
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GB-185900945 (abridged specification) - (FLICKR)
C. H. HURST tap spanner (edited) - (FLICKR)
Cup-shaped wrench end with padded interior, combined with a hard tipped mallet or open end wrench on the end of the handle; designed for inserting and removing taps from casks.

The tool was described and options illustrated in an April 6, 1860 writeup in "Journal of The Society of Arts."

See also British patent GB-189621806 registered Oct. 2, 1896.

Note: Early British patents (pre 1916) were numbered by the year and started at patent #1 at the start of each year in January. The patent # used in DATAMP represents the year of registration and the patent #, with "leading zeros" interposed to make the number total nine digits. This patent is #645 of the year 1859.

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