The original multitool!

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The original multitool!

Postby zoogirl » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:46 pm

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This is a family item. According to my mom, it made the trek from Cloverdale to Burnaby when they moved in 1944. So, it's at least that old. I guess it belonged to my grandfather. He left behind a few small tools when he bailed in the Great Surrey Scandal of '44.

I've always loved the thing. The hatchet end sharpens up real nice. You can actually cut small twigs with it and pound carpet tacks! ;)
It is a reasonably plier and wire snip and the screwdriver is fine, of course. Likewise the nail pull.

There are no markings at all. Just this year I finally saw another one, larger but the same, unfortunately unmarked as well

Anyway, there it is!

So, after I posted, I remembered that I hadn't shown scale. Darned if there wasn't a carpet tack stuck to its cardboard/duct tape sheath! Lol! That's the top pic
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Re: The original multitool!

Postby doglegg » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:46 pm

I love those old tools. What do you need done? It will do it. From an age when you didn't have a lot of tools. ::tu::

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Re: The original multitool!

Postby deo-pa » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:12 pm

STAHL is one company that made these tools. I think this is the same STAHL as WKC Stahl Metallwarenfabrik in Solingen that made ceremonial swords.

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Re: The original multitool!

Postby zoogirl » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:21 pm

Very close! That give me a starting point. Thanks!
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Re: The original multitool!

Postby knife7knut » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:23 am

STAHL is German for STEEL. I have one of those multitools marked GUSSSTAHL which is German for CAST STEEL. As with the OP's mine has no maker's mark.
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Re: The original multitool!

Postby Berryb » Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:13 pm

Its a box tool. Used to be every thing was shipped in wooden crates. Every store or warehouse had several. Pretty common, but usually they are pretty beat up from being used for jobs other than what they were made for.
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Re: The original multitool!

Postby zoogirl » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:33 am

A box tool...well, that’s interesting!
I know this thing came from Mom’s family. What’s a bit funny is that the oldest tool I own is from my Dads first job, at a crate factory, in about 1927. It’s a square faced hammer with two claws on the opposite side. Sorry, it’s currently buried in a box. So, the two senior tools I own are both for the same thing, more or less!
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Re: The original multitool!

Postby smiling-knife » Fri May 03, 2019 3:19 pm

Hi zoogirl. Here's an ad for the tool and one that I have. Please note credit for the ad goes to poster Supratentorial.
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Re: The original multitool!

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri May 03, 2019 3:27 pm

smiling-knife wrote:Hi zoogirl. Here's an ad for the tool and one that I have. Please note credit for the ad goes to poster Supratentorial.

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