Allen (brand)
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Allen Brand
Allen
AllenLogoTrademark.jpg
OwnerApex Tool Group
CountryHartford, Connecticut, USA
Introduced1910 [1]
Previous ownersAllen Manufacturing Company And Danaher Corporation
Tagline"We are the Original!"
Websitewww.allenhex.com

Allen is a brand of hand tools, most widely recognized for its wrenches, known generically as "Allen wrenches". As a brand, it is owned by Apex Tool Group.[1][2]

History

Allen Manufacturing Company Inc advertisement for the Allen Safety Set Screw, a brand of set screw, in the Automobile Trade Directory, January 1913.

Originally named Allen Manufacturing Company,[3] the business produced hexagonal set screws and wrenches to fasten them. The terms "Allen wrench" and "Allen key" are derived from the Allen brand name and refer to the generic product category "hex keys".

W.G. Allen[4] filed the first related patent in 1909 for its recessed hex-driven safety screws,[5] a safety improvement over fasteners which protruded from machinery.

Apex Tool Group currently manufactures Allen-branded products in Dallas, Texas and Shanghai, China. They are made in L-key, folding, and T-handle styles.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Allen Brand". Apex Tool Group. Apex Tool Group.
  2. ^ "Allen Trademark". Serial Number 85451338. USPTO. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ "Allen Manufacturing Company". Allen Manufacturing Company. Alloy Artifacts. Archived from the original on 30 December 2011. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ "About Us : The history of the Allen Manufacturing Company and the rise of the world famous "Allen Wrench"". Allenhex.com. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Allen Manufacturing Company". Allen Manufacturing Company. Alloy Artifacts. Archived from the original on 2011-12-30.

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