Penney & Thurston

The Davistown Museum has on exhibit a very uncommon Penney & Thurston Co. adjustable wrench. This obscure, yet historically important Maine wrench-maker is not listed in DATM (Nelson 1999). Thank you to the Missouri Valley Wrench Club Newsletter for the following: "The Penney & Thurston wrench is patent No. 44,653 issued Oct. 11, 1864.  It was described in the Nov. 26, 1864, Scientific American." This tool is in the Museum's Archaeology of Tools, Industrial Revolution: Other Factory-Made Tools exhibit. For more information and a photograph of another Penney & Thurston wrench see the Registry of Maine Toolmakers listing for Penney & Thurston.