All About the Stillson Wrench | This Old House

21October 2020

Richard Trethewey learns about one of the most important plumbing inventions: the Stillson wrench.

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One of the most important tools in the plumbing trade was invented over 100 years ago. Richard Trethewey meets Michael Fitzgerald, the enthusiast who uncovered this historical fact. The two meet at a museum that celebrates advances in plumbing, in where else? Watertown, MA.

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