APEX, NC -- Cooper Hand Tools, a division of Cooper Industries, Ltd., is celebrating the 100 year anniversary of both the Crescent® brand and the hand tool that has become a staple in the toolboxes of tradesmen and homeowners worldwide.
The original company, the Crescent Tool Company, was officially incorporated in 1907 by Swedish emigrant Karl Peterson in Jamestown, NY. According to the website, the new automobiles of the day required periodic brake and clutch adjustments--a job ideally suited for the Crescent Wrench. The rest, as they say, is history.
After his historic solo transatlantic flight in 1927, even Charles Lindbergh was quoted as saying he carried only "gasoline, sandwiches, a bottle of water, and a Crescent wrench and pliers." The tool's popularity is due to the fact that it will turn a wide range of different sized nuts and bolts. In effect, this single tool replaces an entire set of dedicated-size wrenches. It is this exceptional versatility and convenience that has made the Crescent® brand adjustable wrench such a success.
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