Mathew’s Never Stall combination wrench Part of the ever-popular combination tool craze, this plier-type wrench contained 11 tools, including pinchers, pipe wrench, nut wrench, square openings for square nuts, wire cutters and tack puller. “They called it a windmill wrench because when you were making adjustments on top of a windmill tower you wanted to have everything you needed right there,” Joe says. Produced by Thomas Mfg., Dayton, Ohio, the Never Stall gained a new feature in 1909. An opening in the jaws and a set-screw converted the wrench into a vise. The Never Stall is a highly sought wrench.
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