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Aug 24, 2017

Welcome to The Story Behind: Clue Series. In every episode of this series, we talk about the history of one of the original weapons used in the game, “Clue.” This series may not be appropriate for all ages and listener discretion is advised.

What can you say about this weapon? While not as useful as the rope or as destructive as the knife, it’s definitely a staple in any tool box … and also the perfect tool for MURDER. To quote Laugh-In’s Judy Carne, Socket to me!

I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind the Wrench.

The Clue Series Butler you heard at the beginning of the episode was played by Paul from Rick and Paul Heal the World.

Colonel Mustard imitations provided by Chris, Emily Kendall and Michael from Redemption – A Star Wars actual-play podcast.

The role of Colonel Greene was played by David the Producer from The Unwritable Rant.

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Sources:

The History of Hardware Tools - ThoughtCo.

Jack Johnson's Monkey Wrench - Snopes

About Us - AllenHex.com

Question of the Month: Jack Johnson and the Wrench - Jim Crowe Museum

Update: Jack Johnson and The Wrench - The Black History Channel

Robert Owen, Inventor of the Ratchet Wrench (Double Acting Wrench) - Little Cities Archive+

Double-Acting Wrench Patent

Charles Monk, Monkey Wrenches and a "Monkey on a Stick" - a Gripping History and Etymology of "Monkey Wrench" - Early Sports and Pop Culture History Blog

What is the Difference between a Monkey Wrench and a Pipe Wrench? - DoItYourself.com

Book: A History of 100 Years of Valve Manufacturing - The Story of the Walworth

Company, Inc. Oldest Manufacturer of Valve and Fittings in the United States

Pipe Wrenches - Tooling Around The Matheson History Museum

World War II Rationing - U-S-History.com

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"Dance of Deception" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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"Happy Happy Game Show" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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