Everybody has a story to tell. This cliché tells us that everyone has a past which can be remembered and retold. However, even our household items may have great stories behind them. An object we can look into is Dad’s hand saws.
It is evident that hand saws have an amazing history because of the number of vintage and modern saws being sold online. One might discover four brands along the lines of hand tools. The following are summaries of their stories.
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It began in 1862 as a producer of high-quality steel and pioneer of an inexpensive mass-production process for steel. Then, in 1886, it flourishes with the development of a process that develops high-performance blades. Then, patents came one after another, until it became Bahco in 1916 – as a part of BA Hjorth & Co. Currently, it is a brand under SNA Europe, a manufacturer of saws and tools and a part of Snap-on Incorporated.
Stanley (Black and Decker)
It is a brand known for quality and tested hand tools. But it wasn’t always that way. It began in 1843 as a shop that manufactures small hardware from iron. That store continued to excel because of the incredible quality of its products. Then, in 1910, a similar shop opened, however with different proprietors. This, then, obtained in 1916 the patent for the world’s first portable power tool. These two entities then joint forces in 2010 to create a company that would supply the world with quality hand tools.
It started way back in 1840 when a guy with vision and enthusiasm competed with established English tools and created quality saws that were to be part of a great industrial age. Though it does not say anything more in its website, its rich history is evident in the amazing vintage saws sold in online shops like eBay. Many sites have also devoted themselves to documenting the company’s saws and saw medallions through the years.
Currently, it is known as Simonds Industries Inc. It began in 1832 when two guys started a scythe-making business. That partnership ceased, but the business never did. The lone owner then retired years later and gave propriety to his sons, then many changes came as the years passed, until it reached its current state as a successful company of more than 175 years.