Rare Vintage Vandegrift Patent 1891 Adjustable Monkey Nut Wrench with Wood Handle
Rare Vintage Vandegrift Patent 1891 Adjustable Monkey Nut Wrench with Wood Handle
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Rare Vintage Vandegrift Patent 1891 Adjustable Monkey Nut Wrench with Wood Handle

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Rare Vintage Vandegrift Patent 1891 Adjustable Monkey Nut Wrench with Wood Handle
Rare wood handle
PAT. JAN 6,1891
No. 444,171
Patent copy included
Vandegrift stated in his patent “The object of my said invention is to produce a wrench adapted to the place of the ordinary monkey wrench, which shall not include the screw feature common to such wrenches.  Said object is accomplished by providing one rigid and one pivot jaw, a loop or clip extending from said rigid around said pivot jaw, and a sliding wedge adapted to pass between said loop or clip….”
And this remarkable wrench works as designed
Vandegrift Manufacturing Company sold adjustable wrenches from 1891 to 1908
Theodore F Vandegrift acquired patent number 444,171 for a wedge wrench in 1891
 
This beautiful antique adjustable wrench has survived for many years
 
A rare addition for wrench collectors
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Very Good to Fine
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No issues noted
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