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Offline international3414

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cycle grip wrench
« on: May 03, 2019, 05:32:27 PM »
stopped at habitat store,got this for a buck....did a quick search..nothing...?

Offline amecks

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Re: cycle grip wrench
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2019, 06:38:46 PM »
Nice piece!  Kind of a modified alligator and a lot like the current "quick" wrenches.
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Offline Danks

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Re: cycle grip wrench
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2019, 01:41:59 AM »
Great item, looks like it is by Daniel H. Carpenter - Orlando FL. patent No 463,137 - Nov 17, 1891. A similar style wrench was patented in England by Fastnut Ltd of London  on 30th Dec. 1921 Patent No. 194041. A novel feature explained in the patent, was the wrench's ability to 'Ratchet' round a hexagonal nut or bolt head.
The same company also produced the Fastfit wrenches.

Offline international3414

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Re: cycle grip wrench
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2019, 04:18:59 AM »
i did finally find patent,though it was a bicycle wrench :huh:

Offline Plyerman

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Re: cycle grip wrench
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2019, 07:53:49 AM »
Neat wrench, I've never seen one before. The "cycle" part would have thrown me off also.
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Online Bill Houghton

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Re: cycle grip wrench
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2019, 08:00:56 AM »
A novel feature explained in the patent, was the wrench's ability to 'Ratchet' round a hexagonal nut or bolt head.
Probably left out of the patent description was the wrench's ability to round off the corners of nuts quickly and efficiently  :smiley:

Another interesting design - so, so many interesting designs out there.

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Re: cycle grip wrench
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2019, 10:56:58 PM »
This "CYCLE GRIP" is different than the Carpenter patent.  ( http://www.datamp.org/patents/displayPatent.php?number=1479772&typeCode=0 ) is one entry point into the group of patents which originated in Britain.   

Offline Twertsy

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Re: cycle grip wrench
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2019, 03:35:47 AM »
In case anyone is interested, there may be some leads for you.  In May of 1883, I have Daniel H Carpenter returning from summering in FL to Collinsville, CT.  I don't find any references to him in Florida except patents, but many in CT so I believe he actually lived in CT, not FL.  Possibly interesting but unknown of it's related, I found a George K Carpenter working as a Machinist at B&S in 1889.