Adjustable Wrench & Specialty Manufacturing Company
Adjustable Wrench & Specialty Manufacturing Company (Oshkosh, WI) - Incorporated in IL on May 3, 1904 by P. M. Knippenberg, F. W. Hahn and L. J. Husson. They produced wrenches based on a patent from 5/12/1903. Mr. Knippengerg is also President of the Knippenberg Manufacturing Company of Oshkosh, which predominately produces products against the patents of Mssrs. Knippenberg and Husson. On 3/4/1904 the company purchased an old bicycle factory in Harvard, IL for the production of their wrenches. On 5/3/1904 they are listed as a new corporation in Illinois. On 8/30/1926 the disollution of the company is announced.
Patent #728,007 by William H. Preston - Wrench - Assigned to Knippenberg
Mr. Knippenberg, as President of Union Food Stores, and along with 8 other officers / board members, was sent to jail for 2 years over mail fraud in 1924.
Adjustable Wrench Co. Announcement.