Lorain Wrench Co. (Elyria, OH) - Incorporated 9/29/1887 - Destroyed by fire 5/25/1899.
DATAMP Patents for Lorain Wrench Co., both patented by A. D. Gates. Patent #396,751 for a wrench attachment by Charles F. Laganke and Thomas E. Gawn was also assigned to Lorain Wrench Co. Canadian Patent #28,873 by Alfonso D. Gates was also assigned to Lorain Wrench. In May of 1899, the factory was virtually destroyed by fire. The 2/10/1899 edition of Hardware reports that the Globe Brass & Iron Mfg. Co. has leased the buildings formerly occupied by Lorain. We don't believe the company survived the 1899 fire.