Tools made: Wrenches.
Working Dates: Unk.
Hayden's Malleable Iron Wrench. Patented June 16, 1880. The example is 4 inches long. They were made in 4, 6, 8 and 10 inch lengths and three different finishes. Patent number 228,755.
Stamped on the wrench
PAT. JUNE 16-80".
See Hotchkiss & Smith, Star Tool Co and Ferree & Hayden.
Patents issued or assigned to this company or one of its owners. See ref. 24 for
additional Connecticut patents. Name Pat. No Item Issue Date Hayden, Randolph 87491 Ice tongs 3/2/1869 Assigned to Ferree & Hayden Hayden, R. 97194 Shutter fastener 11/23/1869 Assigned to Ferree & Hayden Hayden, R. 194774 Shutter fastener 9/4/1877 Hayden, R. 217942 Hitching hook 7/29/1879 Hayden, R. 228755 Wrench 6/15/1880 Hayden, R. 234126 Shutter fastener 11/9/1880
Reed and Co. probably was the sole maker of the wrench. Patented in 1880. The ice thongs were patented early
so they took over production possibly from Star Tool Co.
An ad from Merwins' Connecticut River Business Directory For 1881.
References: 5, 24 Back Home
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