Working with an old Shaw wrench from my grandfather

Posted By on July 3, 2018


While working with my "travel tool bag" today, I pick up a open end wrench with SHAW on the handle. It brought back memories of my Grandpa Bluhm and where he once worked back in the 1950s or 60s. I sent a photo to my cousin Diane, but because it was a tool, don’t really know if she remember the company. It is amazing how an object can bring back such fond memories … I really wish I would have had more than 10 years of life with someone I admired as much as Dick Bluhm.

I look far and wide for a little more history for the Joseph Shaw Co in Toledo, Ohio … but all I could find were bits and piece of antique tools, wrenches and products they made. Here’s one from a Popular Science magazine back in 1950.



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