Novel Wrench Co.


Philadelphia / Glouchester, NJ

This company shows up in the 1891 factory inspection report for NJ.  Interestingly, that report shows the company with 68 employees, and lists Novel Wrenches as their product.  The president of the company in 1891 is George B. Hancock and they were located at 624 Race St. in Philadelphia.  The company's charter was revoked due to non-payment of taxes in 1894.  We have not been able to find an example associated with this company.  However, we must assume wrenches were produced due to the number of employees in 1891.  In 1906 Mr. Hancock is the Chief Engineer of B & M Railroad.