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

USPTO Classifications:

Tool Categories:
wrenches

Assignees:
None

Manufacturer:
Not known to have been produced

Witnesses:
none listed

Patent Dates:
Granted: Mar. 14, 1859

Patent Pictures:
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)
Description:
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.

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