It recall the birth, rise and fall (?) of the company to this day.
It's a one hour documentary, but very interesting. Highly recommended
A couple things learned:
Things we take for granted today...
Stanley was the first to put in boxes a pair of hinges with the screws included.
Later in the 50s they came out with shrink wrap on a piece of cardboard, so you could hang the hardware or tool on a peg board for easy display and retrieval.
Various Stanley products thru the years:
The first genius idea was to put in the screws with the hinges together.
They still do that to this day. So much more convenient !!
BTW National hardware is now owned by Stanley
Tools came in various packaging, but started with a cardboard box
Stanley USA (New Britain CT) Stanley Canada (Roxton Pond Qc) Stanley UK
Spoiler alert: The arrival of giant distributors like Home Depot and Walmart changed the landscape...
Hello China :-)
Meanwhile I was planning on doing more yard clean up today, but my back as other ideas, so I guess it will have to wait...
This is were I am now
Hoping to have the fire pit lit again, if the weather cooperate.
All mostly oak's branches
The oak on the side is all cleaned up, remain only my log
Got this small one to finish cleaning up
One side of the driveway is done
The other I was hoping to get done today, but I don't think so...
Fresh oak logs are a tad on the heavy side...
Two down there...
...and one here
Bob, nursing his broken back this AM and thinking about building
a steam powered log crane Thing-A-Majig.. Hummm