Wrench Collecting Gives Bountiful Harvest

Tool collector turns to wrench collecting with great results

The top four wrenches are patented by J.P. Johannson of Enkoping, Sweden, and manufactured by the Bocho Co.
The top four wrenches are patented by J.P. Johannson of Enkoping, Sweden, and manufactured by the Bocho Co. From the top: a pipe wrench patented in 1888; the company's first adjustable crescent-style wrench, parented in 1892; a jubilee wrench, part of a 1998 celebration of the company's 100,000,000th wrench; a bottle opener and case used as a commemorative piece on the 100th anniversary of the company's first adjustable wrench. The bottom wrench is a lead adjust wrench patented by Albert Courtright in June 1896, manufactured by the Indianapolis Wrench and Stamping Co.
Photo by Bob Crowell