Vintage RARE ANTIQUE TOOL 8" ELLIS PIVOT HEAD Non-Swivel Head ADJUSTABLE WRENCH
Vintage RARE ANTIQUE TOOL 8" ELLIS PIVOT HEAD Non-Swivel Head ADJUSTABLE WRENCH
Vintage RARE ANTIQUE TOOL 8" ELLIS PIVOT HEAD Non-Swivel Head ADJUSTABLE WRENCH
Vintage RARE ANTIQUE TOOL 8" ELLIS PIVOT HEAD Non-Swivel Head ADJUSTABLE WRENCH
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Vintage RARE ANTIQUE TOOL 8" ELLIS PIVOT HEAD Non-Swivel Head ADJUSTABLE WRENCH

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Vintage RARE ANTIQUE TOOL 8" ELLIS PIVOT HEAD Non-Swivel Head ADJUSTABLE WRENCH 
A fairly uncommon wrench
My research on this tool shows:
Stated patent date Nov 3 1903 seems to be meaningless, as the actual patent 759.869 by David R. Ellis of Chicago Ill. was applied for March 6, 1903 and granted May 17, 1904
No one seems to know how the Nov 3, 1903 date came about
This wrench in in generally good condition
This is a rare version with no provision for locking the head in any position
Some of the later wrenches feature a little spring-loaded lever on the bottom which engages one of three notches in the head to hold it in position when moved
This one was either not made that way, or never had that feature installed at the factory
There are possibly at least 6 different variations that Ellis manufactured over the years
2 patents are attributed to the wrench, November 3, 1903 patent not located and May 17, 1904, patent 759,869 that depicts a leaf style spring and other differences in the wrench design The different styles are non-swivel head, swivel head, flat or nut jaws, pipe jaws and 2 different swivel latch designs, neither match the patent drawing The attached pictures are of an 8 inch non-swivel version
 
CONDITION 
Good to Very Good 
 
Clean 
 
No  issues noted 
 
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