Founded in Philadelphia in 1877 as the Bonney Vise & Tool Works, the company that would become known as Bonney Forge & Tool Works began as a manufacturer of vises and anvils before winning acclaim for a dizzying array of wrenches. By 1885, inventor Charles S. Bonney would leave the company he had founded and which bore his name, although his patents would be used until the early 1900s. For example, in 1903, Bonney secured a patent for a...Continue Reading