Datamp.org Patents http://www.datamp.org/ Recently added patents en-us US Patent: 285,446 http://www.datamp.org/patents/displayPatent.php?id=44724&pn=285,446 Cutting Nippers Patentee: Henry B. Todd - Meriden, New Haven County CT Granted:1883-09-25
Manufactured by H. B. Todd - Meriden CT

The patent describes replaceable cutter "blades," manufacturing processes to produce them, and associated features of the main handles. H.B. Todd advertised the MERIDEN NIPPER in hardware trade journals.
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US Patent: 278,935 http://www.datamp.org/patents/displayPatent.php?id=31017&pn=278,935 Handsaw Patentee: George W. Griffin - Franklin Falls NH Granted:1883-06-05
Manufactured by C. E. Jennings & Co. - New York NY

The frame is solid. The main focus of the patent is the blade tensioner. It is a lever that folds into the handle. Griffin's Nickel-Plated Hacksaw appears in 1891 C.E. Jennings (New York) advertisements in IRON AGE. It includes provision to rotate the blade in the frame as appears in the "upper" nickel plated example shown in the 2nd image.
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US Patent: 408,380 http://www.datamp.org/patents/displayPatent.php?id=60938&pn=408,380 Case Hook Patentee: George E. Dutton - Medford MA Granted:1889-08-06
Manufactured by Burrill & Dutton - Boston MA
Assigned to John Burrill - Boston MA

Patent provides firm connection of wood handle halves to a metal crate hook by using internal spurs on metal plates that also engage the shank of the hook and a bolt through the length of the handle. Dutton's Patent Box Hook was advertised in 1890s hardware trade journals.
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US Patent: 662,748 http://www.datamp.org/patents/displayPatent.php?id=60932&pn=662,748 Tool Handle Patentee: Winthrop E. Wood - Boston MA Granted:1900-11-27

A pocket tool which can be carried "closed" and quickly placed in operative position. A stud on the shank of the working portion of the tool slides in a slot. A friction spring provides tension to help keep the working portion of the tool in position. An outer tube encloses handle. The drawings show the working portion as a screwdriver; the specifications note other small tools which could employ this handle structure. Appears in a 1904 WESTERN ELECTRIC Co. catalog as the "Up-To-Date" pocket screwdriver in three sizes.
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US Patent: 965,716 http://www.datamp.org/patents/displayPatent.php?id=43006&pn=965,716 Farrier's nail driving hammer Patentee: William J. Kelly - Denver CO Granted:1910-07-26
Manufactured by Champion Dearment - Meadville PA

One of these appeared in a Martin J. Donnelley auction
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