Coes Wrench Company

Worcester, MA - According to his obituary, Loring Coes invented his first wrench in 1828.  His first patent however is dated 1941. 

The merger of the L. Coes & Co. and A. G. Coes & Co., forming the Coes Wrench Company, is announced in the 8/2/1888 edition of Iron Age.

At some point in the early 1900s, Coes was acquired by Bemis & Call.  On 2/28/1939 the acquisition of the wrench lines of Bemis & Call and Coes by Billings & Spencer is announced.  It was also reported that Bemis & Call would continue manufacturing locks resulting from their acquisition of the Sesamee Lock Co. of Hartford a few months prior.

Brands, Trade Names & Trademarks

  • COES (Wrenches) (First Use 1873 by Predecessor L. Coes Co.)
  • "Knife-Handle" (Adjustable Screw Wrenches) (Original Registration unfound, Short description here)
  • Hammer Handle - text over a crescent moon (Adjustable Screw Wrenches) (See page 238 of Link)
  • 91 - text inside a Star (Adjustable Screw Wrenches, including a style of such wrenches constructed entirely of steel) (See page 238 of Link)

DATAMP patents related to Coes

Davistown Museum Coes History Page

Wikipedia Link