Richards-Wilcox Mfg. Co.


Richards-Wilcox Mfg. Co. (Aurora, IL) - This company resulted from the merger of the Richards Mfg. Co. and the Wilcox Mfg. Co. ca. 1910.

Joseph N. Noyer Patent #854,174 - Ratchet Wrench (Wizard)

12/12/1908 advertisement for the Wizard Ratchet in Metal Worker, Plumber and Steam Fitter.

Sub Brands / Trade Names / Trademarks

  • Wizard (Ratchets, Adjustables)\
  • Shark (Adjustable Pipe)

The Progress is Fine, But it's Gone On for Too Long website has a write-up on this company, as well as an excerpt on the Wizard ratchet from what appears to be a Richards-Wilcox catalog.

The company's current website states they have been in business since 1880.