Tool Ads

These are just a small portion of the ads that we have for sale. None of these are reproductions, all are original. Most of these are large ads, larger than our scanner bed. Therefore the view shown on the page may not completely show the ad. They are placed in a plastic bag with a cardboard backboard for protection. Please e-mail us with your specific interests.

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Atlas Press Company
Black and white 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" ad for their Power King 12" Band Saw. The ad has a picture of a young man standing in his shop working away with this tool. The headline claims it will give you "New Versatility for Your Shop Projects" and that it "Handles all Band Saw Jobs in Wood, Plastics, Light Metals and Compositions". It claims to have "Outstanding Construction for a Lifetime of Service" and the text gives details such as the table dimensions, how much the table can be angled and how deep of material you can work with.
February 1949
Popular Science
1
$8.00
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Atlas Press Company
Black and white 5 3/4" x 9" ad for their 8" and 10" Tilt / Arbor Saws. The headline claims that they offer you "Every Feature You Want for Fast, Accurate Sawing" and gives a short list of features and capabilities. There is a picture of a man working on one of these units and pictures of specific units with information and pricing. The 10" Saw is shown for $115.00 less the motor and the 8" is shown for $89.75 less the motor, It also shows a Table Extension available for $12.75 and says that catalogs were available for this and other tools.
February 1949
Popular Science
1
$8.00
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Atlas Press Company
Black and white 3" x 9" ad for the "Greatest Tool Team Value Ever Offered". It is offering a Workshop 8" Saw and a Workshop 4" Jointer for $52.50. The ad claims that these are "The 2 tools most men buy first!" and continues by talking about what each tool will allow you to do.
September 1952
Popular Mechanics
1
$8.00
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Black & Decker
Black and white 5 1/4" x 13" ad for their Hammer-Drill. The headline calls it the "Fastest tool around" and has a photo of a man perched several stories up on a ladder safely drilling an anchor hole into the brick siding on a building. The text talks somewhat about what this drill is capable of giving the time required to drill certain holes and talks about it's low cost.
April 5, 1963
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Bonney
Full color 5 3/4" x 9" ad for their Wrenches for which the claim is made that they are "Persistent in Perfection". There is a picture of a man dressed in cold-weather gear working on tightening a nut on a valve in a refrigeration plant. The text gives a list of refrigeration equipment manufacturers that use Bonney Tools.
September 1952
Popular Mechanics
1
$8.00
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Channel Lock
Three color 5 3/4" x 9" ad for the "Around the clock usefulness" that these Pliers will give the user. The ad brings attention to the fact that the tool is "Made only by Champion Dearment" and there are nine different versions of this tool shown at the bottom of the ad.
September 1952
Popular Mechanics
1
$8.00
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Channel Lock
Three color 5" x 13" ad for "the Handiest Plier of them all". There is a picture of this tool open-wide and ready to accept a bolt that is being held over it by a male hand with the caption asking if it is "Too tough for your fingers?". The text has the deceptive claim that it "grips 'em all...big or small" just after it mentions that it is available in "Your choice of five jaw capacities: 1/2, 7/8, 1 1/2, 2 and 2 1/4 inches". This ad is taller than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
November 18, 1961
Saturday Evening Post
0
$7.50
View Tools 3

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Craftsman
Three color 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" ad for their Tilting Arbor Bench Saw. The headlne urges you to "Compare Features...Price" and claims "Saw Only $60.00". A little further down in the ad it mentions that the complete unit, as shown in the picture in the ad, is $125.00 or $12.50 down. There is a list in the ad of Features in each saw and another list of Accessories that, for an extra price, would work nicely on your saw. This saw, like other Craftsman items, was and is available at your local Sears, Roebuck and Co..
September 1952
Popular Mechanics
1
$8.00
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Crescent
Black and white 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" ad for their Hand Tools. There is a drawing of a man sweating away as he tries doing a job with the wrong tools as the caption asks "Why do it the hard way?". The ad headline assures you that "There's a Crescent Tool in the Proper Size for every job" and the text talks about the different Crescent and Crestoloy tools that were available. The ad offers a Free Book entitled "How to Use Hand Tools" that is certain to give a lot more mileage out of different tools.
September 1952
Popular Mechanics
1
$8.00
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Cummins Portable Tools
Three color 5 3/4" x 9" ad for their BalanSaw. The ad has a drawing of this tool with the promise "Balance at last! The Weight's on the Work and you See where you Saw". The text describes how Balance and Visibility are the features more people want in their power saws and this saw claims to finally give it to you. The text discusses some of the jobs you can handle with this tool and mentions a price of $68. It uses the term "Perpetually Guaranteed" for this tool and the C-Line Drills that were offered and defines "Perpetually Guaranteed" as never needing to be replaced.
February 1949
Popular Science
1
$8.00
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Delta-Milwaukee
Black and white 5 3/4" x 9" ad for their 14" Wood-cutting Band Saw. There is a large picture of this item, mentioning a price of $115.85 without motor or switch, and a headline promising that the "Double table-supports help you get greater accuracy - even on big, heavy work...with a Delta-Milwaukee 14" Wood-cutting Band Saw". The text mentions some of the safety features and reliability constructed into this item and, at the bottom of the ad, mentions a Delta-Milwaukee Saw-Jointer Combination available for $237.75 without motor or switch rod.
February 1949
Popular Science
1
$8.00
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DeWalt
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Power Shop. There is a large picture of a man smoking a pipe and using this tool to cut pieces of wood. The headline calls it the "Most prized possession of men who work with wood" and has four smaller pictures that I assume to be of things built using this versatile tool.
May 16, 1960
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Dumore
Black and white 5 3/4" x 9" ad for their Carvit which was a tool designed to facilitate Wood Carving. The ad has a picture of one of these units being used under a headline claiming that "You're a Skilled wood carver in 20 minutes...with a Dumore Carvit". This item is designed to mostly create exact copies of carved items that are placed under the guide bar on the left while the right side carves matching cuts into fresh material. The coupon attached to the ad indicates that the prices for these items were $48.50 for the Carvit, $58.25 for a Carvit with an index and $9.20 for a Flexible-Shaft attachment that turns it into "a tool of 1001 uses".
February 1949
Popular Science
1
$8.00
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Lufkin
Three color 4 3/4" x 13 1/2" ad for their Red End Wood Rules. The ad has a picture of a male hand reaching for a folded up wood rule with the headline "Reach for the Red End. Made only by Lufkin" and there is another picture that shows the variety of measuring tools offered by Lufkin. This ad is taller than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
January 23, 1960
Saturday Evening Post
1
$7.50
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Nicholson
Black and white 2 3/4" x 8 3/4" ad for their professional Files. Over a picture of various files hanging on a wall is the headline identifying this as one of the "Signs of a Good Mechanic". The text reasons that, no matter whether you are a hobbyist or a master, good files are very important. It continues by talking about the quality of the Nicholson Files and how well they perform any job you are working on. It contains a coupon to fill out and get a free 28-page Book on Filing.
April 1940
Popular Mechanics
1
$8.00
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Sargent
Black and white 3" x 9" ad for their Parallel-Action Plier. Over a drawing of this item is the caption calling it the "Handiest tool you ever saw!". The text calls it a Mechanical Hand and claims that it Grips like a Vise, that it Cuts wire easily, that it Holds nuts like a wrench, that it Gets into tight spots and that it also Unkinks wire. It also mentions that it came in four different sizes.
September 1952
Popular Mechanics
1
$8.00
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Shopmaster
Three color 5 3/4" x 4 1/4" ad for their 8" Tilting Arbor Saw. The ad has a picture of this item that points out various special features and mentions the price of $49.95. The text mentions the ease with which this item could be used and, at the bottom of the ad, we see "Other famous Shopmaster tools" that were offered at this time.
September 1952
Popular Mechanics
1
$8.00
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ShopSmith
Black and white 5 3/4" x 9" ad for this Multi-Purpose Unit.The headline claims that "125,000 elect ShopSmith" and claims this "Complete workshop in single unit outperforms and outsells individual power tools". The caption under a picture of a man using his unit claims that it costs "Only $189.50" before mentioning that the motor needed is an extra $34.50. The text gives the viewpoints of a variety of different users and offers a 16-page book when sending in the coupon included in the ad.
September 1952
Popular Mechanics
1
$8.00
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Stanley
Three color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Surform Tool. The ad has a large picture of a pair of male hands holding a Surform Plane filled with shavings on the face of a board under the headline "trimming a big one...faster!". There are several smaller pictures of some of the different Surform Tools being used and the ad lists with prices the tools available. It mentions the Surform Plane for $3.69, the Surform Round File for $2.39, the Surform Convex Plane for $3.69, the Surform Drum Tool for $2.29, the Surform File - regular cut, glat blade for $2.69, the Surform File - regular cut, half-round blade for $2.89, the Surform File - fine cut, flat blade for $2.69, the Surform Pocket Tool - fine cut, flat blade for $1.59, the Surform Pocket Tool - fine cut, half-round blade for $1.79 and replacement blades and abrasive sanding blades from 75 cents to $1.19. The ad also mentions other Stranley products such as their Swirlaway Sander for $3.69, Drapery Hardware, the Stanley "OH" Tightener and an assortment of Bi-fold hardware. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
January 23, 1960
Saturday Evening Post
1
$7.50
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Sunbeam
Black and white 5" x 13" ad for their variety of Electric Tools. Shown in the ad with descriptions are their Electric Hand Saw for $45.00, their Drillmaster Drill for $28.95 or $26.95, their Drillmaster Drill Kit for $44.95 or $42.95, their Circular Saw for $58.95, their Sander for $39.50 and their Grinder-Sander-Honer for $49.95. This ad is taller than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
February 18, 1957
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Syncro
Three color 5 3/4" x 4 1/4" ad for their Pad Sanders. The headline claims that "Syncro Sanders do more work per square inch of sanding pad surface than sanders costing twice as much" over a picture of No. 504 which shows a price of $19.95. The text talks more about its capabilities and guarantees before mentioning the No. 504-D which came with a metal case.
September 1952
Popular Mechanics
1
$8.00
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Toro
Black and white 9 1/2" x 14" ad for their 8-inch Deluxe Tilt-Arbor Saw. There is a large picture of this unit with the headline saying "$129.50...the best you can buy" and the text gives a short list of the features before going into talking about other units in the Toro Home Power Tool selection. These included the 10-inch Deluxe or 8-inch Standard Table Saws, the 12-inch Drill Press, the 10-inch Band Saw, the 18-inch jig saw, a 4 or 6-inch Jointer-Planer and a 4-inch Belt Sander. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
November 12, 1956
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Van Dorn
Black and white 2 3/4" x 8 3/4" ad for their new Holgun Drill and Scrugun Screwdriver. The headline calls them "Twins in Power for Faster and Easier Drilling and Screw Driving". The text includes information about their size and capabilities and there is a picture illustrating their size when held in a man's hand.
April 1940
Popular Mechanics
1
$8.00
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Vise Grip
Black and white 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" for what they modestly proclaimed as "The Tool All-America is talking about" and the "World's Most Versatile Hand Tool". Above a picture of one of these tools gripping onto a piece of pipe it says "Ton-Grip". The text gives a little information about its features and gives prices for 7" and 10" both with and without cutters
February 1949
Popular Science
1
$8.00
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Walker-Turner
Black and white 6" x 4 1/4" ad for their Portable 10" Tilting Arbor Saw". One of these saws is pictured in the ad and the text contains information about its capabilities and mentions prices for it from $49 to $55. The ad headline makes the claim that "Home Workshop and Industrial Plant both use Walker-Turner Machine Tools" and much of the text in the ad is devoted to talking about other items they offer for sale with a coupon to fill out and send with $2 to receive their 1940 Catalog.
April 1940
Popular Mechanics
1
$8.00
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Weller Black and white 10" x 13" ad for their Power Tools with baseball star Mickey Mantle. In the ad Mickey is shown wearing his Yankees baseball cap while using their $19.95 Sabre Saw and unsafely looking at the camera. The text talks about the uses of this tool and there are three drawings that give more ideas for it. Also shown in the ad is a Soldering Gun ($5.95) and a Power Sander ($16.95) while the texts talk about this tool with drawings offering more tips for usage.
November 10, 1958
Life magazine
2
$8.00 View Mantle / Tools
Weller
Black and white 10" x 13" ad with Mickey Mantle. This ad is very similar to the previous ad but he is holding the soldering iron in this one.
October 6, 1958
Life magazine
0
$7.50
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