|Albert D. Goodell
Goodell's 1892 patent is the basis of the first two groups of braces;
both groups were made as
premium quality stock. The first group even has a
ship-in-the-bottle ratchet mechanism, wherein all the parts (pawls
& spring) have to be passed through the openings that are later
closed by the chuck body, and which required special tools, e.g.
removable wire ties. The second group was marketed as proprietary stock
with retailers' markings (Fulton Special for 59 and 189 and C.E. Jennings for 170).
The parent company underwent name changes as the Goodell family
exchanged control, according to the DAT. After 1931, Goodell-Pratt was
absorbed by Millers Falls, and tools with the Farley-pattern ratchet
mechanism were summarily dropped from the Millers Falls product line,
probably because their fine serrations wore out catastrophically if the
tools were used dry, i.e., without adequate lubrication.
(can be enlarged)
found by GB
|Patents ||Patent Dates ||Directory of American
Toolmakers: active years
|PushChuck871.JPG||337,243||March 2, 1886||Patent No. 337,243
(John Chantrell) is my closest guess ...
||December 27, 1892
||1888-1899 (Goodell Bros.)
| 59, 170, 189
|488,691||December 27, 1892||1888-1899 (Goodell Bros.)|
|F.E. Farley; L.L.Miller/