I wonder if that is the same company that made the Thor motorcycle. They made all kinds of things from tools to dishwashers.
Maybe the Bridgeport Hardware Co. made that tire iron for the Thor motorcycle? If so, I expect all the Thor bike owners will be clamoring to get one!
Thor also made outboards
I have an exhaust manifold made by Thor.
Are these Thor tire irons fairly plentiful? I found three in an old Snap-On tool box from the 40s that I found, along with some old Ford tools, and some other odds and ends. I used the Thor irons to mount my tires.
The Thor motorcycle was made by the Aurora Automatiic Machinery Co, in Aurora, Ill. They started producing engines and various castings for Indian in 1902 and were allowed to sell their own version of the Indian motorcycle under their own name. A few years later Indian got their own foundry and didn't have to buy engines and the designs diverted until Thor dropped motorcycle production during WW1. The Aurora company and their separate division Hubley Manufacturing made numerous other products under the Thor name but the tire iron above seems to have been made by some other company in Bridgeport, Conn?
Now that's a real tire iron.
What I'd like to know is, why do so many people call an L shaped combination jack handle/wheel nut wrench a "tire iron"?