Posted 1 year ago
Old monkey (crescent) wrench
One side (2nd photo) marked:
Opposite side (3rd photo) marked:
I found this on www.davistownmuseum.org:
Loring Coes & Co.
Loring Coes was born in 1812 and died in 1907. His company's working dates are from 1869 to 1900 in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was formerly part of L. & A. G. Coes. L. Coes & Co. began with the shear blade and knife part of L. & A. G. Coes, but later resumed making wrenches. Coes Wrench Co. merged back into L. Coes & Co. in 1888 and the company continued using both names. The company mark is L. COES & CO. | WORCESTER, MASS. Loring Coes had wrench patents dated: 10 Nov. 1863, 23 Feb. 1864, 23 March 1869, 1 June 1869, 10 Aug. 1869, 26 Oct. 1869, 9 Jan. 1877, 6 July 1880, 8 July 1884, 12 July 1887, 15 Dec. 1891, 29 Dec. 1891 and 14 Aug. 1894. The Davistown Museum has received communications from an owner of a wrench with the L. Coes mark and a pat'd date of Apr. 30, 1895. A second owner has a bar wrench (crescent wrench) with this patent date.
Thanks for looking,