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US Patent: 41,100
Improvement in Wrenches
Patentee:
Henry Sharp - Port Richmond, NY

USPTO Classifications:
81/128, 81/137

Tool Categories:
wrenches

Assignees:
None

Manufacturer:
Brown & Heal - Factoryville, NY

Witnesses:
L. H. Haggerty
Edward Steers
Geo. W. Rich

Patent Dates:
Granted: Jan. 05, 1864

Patent Pictures:
Henry Sharp patent January 5, 1864
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Description:
Rack and swiveling lever mechanism to adjust and fix the jaw size. Specifications include unique signature block for Mr Sharp which appears that he was perhaps unable to sign his name.

Earliest patent in the 81/128 series.

Ken Cope's "American Wrench Makers 1830-1930" cites an 1864 "Scientific American" item indicating this wrench was produced by Brown & Heal of Factoryville, Staten Island, NY.

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