Unmarked - - 8" quick adjust nut wrench with unique rack gears and release lever. Super rare (only one I've seen) in excellent condition except for one small spot of pitting (Not listed) 0010.
KENTO (in a double arrow logo) / $2.50 MADE IN THE USA - - 7.5" rack gear type qk adj nut wrench.
Turn handle to release lower jaw and cw to make the final adj. AMERICAN WRENCH & SPECIALTIES CO CHICAGO USA / DROP FORGED QUICK KLAMP TRADE MARK - - - 10" qk adj nut wrench with cylinder on handle that releases and tightens lower jaw.
27, 83 - - 11.75" rack type qk adj with a lever for applying additional tightening pressure. GORDON AUTOMATIC PAT'D USA - - 7.25" qk adj nut wrench with rack teeth and spring loaded lower jaw. Unmarked - - 9" qk adj comb nut and pipe wrench with rack teeth and a geared screw on a lever that releases the screw for quick adjusting or to remove and reverse the lower jaw assembly for pipe or nut use. Unmarked (Crosby Rapid Transit)- - 8" wood handled qk adj nut wrench with teeth on both edges of shank that disengage by turning hex nut on shank. Marked only PAT AP'L - - 9" unusual quick adj nut wrench pat 9-3-1907 by Max Schwendner of Reading, PA (S544, C276) 0016.
PENDING - - 6.25" all metal qk adj lever operated rack wrench.
(the most we have ever offered for sale), and an amazing selection of ratchet type wrenches. 3 / PAT JUNE 30, 91 OTHER PATS PENDING - - 15" rack wrench that adjusts with a spring loaded top lever.
Vern has also accumulated probably the best collection of foreign made antique wrenches in the US with many outstanding examples. BELL WRENCH CO TULSA OKLA / PAT APRIL 25, 1905 OTHER PAT PENDG - - 9.5" qk adj pw with rack gears and a spring loaded release lever on lower jaw. Hard to find nut wrench variation with plain jaw inserts (S727) 0008.
Marked only: "PATENTED" - - 9.75 wood handled Vandegrift wedge adj.
AKRON, O - PAT'D APRIL 17, 1908 - - 8" well made wedge adjust nut wrench.
The company failed and all they got for their investments were the wrenches.
Patented by Kenneth Halls of Broomfield, Colorado and assigned to Eugene Peterson. A note inside the box states that these were given to investors in the Peterson Tool Co.
1728282 - - 6.75" quick adjust nut wrench with helical shaft and brass sliding collar.