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Object ID 003583

Object Name W & B Wrench

Object Desc Large metal wrench. On the handle, says W&B on one side and "Made in USA" on the other. On the jaw section says "B&S" and "Railroad Special Warranted". ^8/89 is stamped on the top.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003203

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tools


Source Category Donation

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Union Depot Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1900

End Year Range 1915

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords wrench,W&B,railroad,tools,

Title W & B Wrench

Description Large metal wrench with parts still working. The handle has a hole at the end and has "Made in USA" in a diamond on one side and "W&B" in a diamond on the other side. On the bottom part of the jaw "B&S" is stamped in, and on the top part it reads "Railroad Special Warranted". Th wrench has some circular markings on its body, possibly from use or from when it was being made. The number 68 or 89 is stamped on the top.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0

Length 12

Width 2.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 3.25

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Whitman & Barnes, Mfg. Co.

Maker Details In operation from 1848-1915, based in Akron, Ohio and moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Maker Mark W&B inside a diamond


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Image Caption CMY3203



Date SEP 6,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Julia Kunas

Notes Has small marks from use. Circular markings are on the body of the wrench, possibly from being made. Wrench still works as normal.