Collector Don Lux likes challenge of collecting antique wrenches
Don Lux with a wrench for a 1941 single cylinder IH engine. The wrench was used to adjust the rod bearings. It came with the engine; all letters are visible on the wrench. In the background: a few of his 1,000 wrenches.
Fully one-third of all wrenches are "s"-shaped, as they are easier for workers to use, and safer. These are difficult-to-find Champion wrenches.
One of a set of four monkey wrenches manufactured on Sept. 7, 1897 for IH, McCormick, Osborne and Deering. Don hopes to get all four.
The red wrench is an IH wrench, with IHC stamping. The dark wrench is identical, made by IH, but for another company, and without any identification marks.