Vintage Williams Tools
J. H. Williams & Co. was founded in 1882 in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, New York. The company's first patents, credited to William H. Brock, were for chain pipe wrenches. James H. Williams and William H. Brock became partners in 1885, and remained so until 1895, although the relationship appears to have been rocky from the start; Brock sued Williams only a year into their partnership. From the beginning, J. H. Williams & Co. excelled...