Parmelee Wrench Co. (Chicago, IL) - This company was likely formed in the late 1890s by Justin Parmelee. On April 4, 1909, Domestic Engineering reports the passing of Justin Parmelee, then President of the company. A March, 1914 wedding announcement identifies Roy Parmelee (Justin's son) as President of the company.
Sub Brands / Trade Names / Trademarks
- Parmelee (Pipe Wrenches, Ratchets, Socket Wrenches)
Note that Homer has an earlier "Design Patent," #17,614 for a steam radiator that is assigned to Bartlett, Hayward & Co. Homer also patented an improved method for molding pipes in 1860, Patent #29,908. Homer also patented a machine for winding / twisting fibers, Patent #56,258.
Homer Parmelee (Baltimore) Patent #379,123 - Pipe Wrench - Unassigned
Homer Parmelee (Philadelphia) Patent #590,853 - Pipe Wrench - Unassigned
Homer Parmelee (Chicago) Patent #648,706 - Pipe Wrench - Assigned to Justin Parmele
Roy Parmelee (Chicago) Patent #871,436 - Pipe Wrench - Assigned to Parmele Wrench Co.
Roy Parmelee (Chicago) Patent #1,336,754 - Pipe Vise - Self Assigned
Roy Parmelee (Chicago) Patent #1,336,755 - Pipe Vise - Self Assigned