Parmelee Wrench Company

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