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Hidden History: The creator of the Allen wrench

HARTFORD–It’s a name synonymous with tools–common for mechanics, factory works and handymen–but it may not be the one you’re think...

HARTFORD--It's a name synonymous with tools--common for mechanics, factory works and handymen--but it may not be the one you're thinking of.

The Hex screw and wrench were a game changer for factories in the industrial age of Hartford's past, and they had a local man to thank for it.

On this week's Hidden History, photojournalist Mike Townsend brings us the story of the Allen wrench and its creator, Allen Manufacturing.