Tuesday, June 3, 2008
The History of the Fence Plier
The Plier was invented in Europe about 2000 BC and was used most often than not to grip things that were hot.
Now, almost 4,000 years later, we have more pliers than we know what to do with. But to those of us in the Fence Industry, one man made all the difference.
In 1905, Hubert L. Wright invented what is known today as the "Hammerhead Plier," which kicked off the invention of the Modern-Day Fence plier.
Wright was connected to the Utica Drop Forge & Tool company in Utica, NY, Which is where our current UTICA Plier gets its name from. Below is the actual patent drawing submitted to the U.S. Patent Office back over 100 years ago.
Later, in 1909, H.F. Kelleman, also for the Utica Drop Forge @ Tool company Introduced what will later become the Square Nose Fence Pliers.
Because of these pliers' strength and quality, they have survived to today, and Toolguy.com is your number one source for Fence Pliers in the World.