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Sturtevant Richmont - Carol Stream, IL

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Sturtevant Richmont Releases The History of the Torque Wrench Video

Press release date: Dec 07, 2012

Sturtevant Richmont has released a video titled "The History of Torque Tools and Sturtevant Richmont." The video traces the development of the torque wrench from 1924 when Walter P. Chrysler developed the deflecting beam torque wrench and licensed Paul Sturtevant to manufacture and sell his invention.

Both the Sturtevant and the Richmont companies were incorporated in 1940 and they were merged in 1964. Many of the Sturtevant Richmont tools have moved the torque industry forward. From the first wrenches to the first torque testers to the first calibration tools, Sturtevant Richmont has led the way.

The video documents the development of torque tools from the flat beam wrench to the wireless digital torque wrenches with radio-enabled controllers that communicate with manufacturing execution systems.

To learn more about the history of the torque wrench, watch this video.

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About Sturtevant Richmont: Both the Sturtevant and Richmont companies started as family run companies in 1940. The companies merged together in 1964 to form the most comprehensive line of torque tools and calibration equipment in the industry. Since 1984 Sturtevant Richmont has been owned and operated by the Reynertson family and still produces the highest quality torque tools in the industry. Sturtevant Richmont holds more than 50 patents for torque tools. Sturtevant Richmont torque tools are used in more than forty countries around the world, under the sea, up in space, or anywhere tool failure is not an option. Headquartered in Carol Stream, Illinois, the company provides global reach with local support. Visit us online at