Thursday, January 18, 2018
Sturtevant torque wrench
This ad is from the sixties, aimed at the exploding motorcycle repair industry. Paul A. Sturtevant introduced the deflecting beam type torque wrench during WW2 and his company has producing them ever since. At some point Sturtevant was bought up and combined with Richmont, makers of clicker-type torque wrenches. This not the usual story of buyouts and closed down factories, the resulting company is doing well, making a full line of torque measuring products under the Sturtevant Richmont name.