Moore Products Company (Wichita, KS) - Founded approximately mid-1919 and incorporated on April 29, 1920, based on a patent by Frederick A. Moore - Patent #1,303,709 - Wrench. Frederick A. Moore - Pres., George W. Lane - VP, and J. D. Moore - Sec/Treas.
The tool was to be marketed as the 'Moore Common Sense Pipe & Monkey Wrench." However, according to a January, 1921 newspaper article, Mr. Moore spend most of his time selling stock in his company and in over a year had only manufactured $7.50 worth of product. His stockholders were not amused and sued him out of business. Here is a link to the earliest newspaper advertisement we were able to locate.