Industrial Wrenches , USMC Tools , Rare Open Ended Wrenches , Antique Wrenches

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$44.01
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$44.01
+ $5.99 shipping
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Here are three rare USMC opened ended wrenches. This listing is for all three heavy duty wrenches. All in great working condition.

You get: a small red one that is 9/16 s and 5/16 s x 5-1/4 inches long

A 7/8 - 5/8 x 8-1/2 inches long

A 1-1/4 - 3/4 x 10 inches long

SHIPPED PRIORITY MAIL USPS.

What makes USMC tools so rare is because they made their tools for themselves to use and I can get my hands on them because I live in the town where the factory was. Here is some history.

The United Shoe Machinery Company was formed in 1899 by the consolidation of three shoe machinery firms in the industry: Goodyear Shoe Machinery Company; Consolidated McKay Lasting Machine Company; and McKay Shoe Machinery Company. The new company continued the practice previously followed by its constituent firms of renting machinery that it manufactured instead of selling it. After the 1899 merger, United grew quite rapidly. In 1903, it began construction of a new factory in Beverly, Massachusetts about thirty-five miles from Boston. At its peak, this company employed 9,000 workers and produced eighty-five percent of all shoe making machines in the United States. By 1910, it had an eighty percent share of the shoe machinery market with assets reaching forty million dollars, and it had acquired control of branch companies in foreign countries. In 1917, the United Shoe Machinery Corporation, incorporated in 1905, absorbed the United Shoe Machinery Company. The United Shoe Machinery Corporation had its headquarters in Boston and its main manufacturing plant in Beverly, Massachusetts. In 1968, the United Shoe Machinery Corporation changed its name to USM Corporation. In 1976, United Shoe Machinery Company merged with Emhart Industries and produced the modern-day Emhart Corporation. In 1989, in order to resist a two billion dollar takeover attempt by a New York investment group (which included oil heir Gordon P. Getty), Emhart merged with Black & Decker Corporation. The merged company operates from Black & Decker's headquarters in Towson, Maryland. The company headquarters in Farmington, Connecticut, were closed in June 1989.



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