Fun Fact December 29, 2020.
29 December 2020
Odd Jobs, Stanley Odd Jobs. We’re not talking about the Bond character, we’re talking about a tool. The Stanley Rule and Level Company was founded in 1857 by Henry Stanley in New Britain, Connecticut. In 1920, this company merged with the separate but related Stanley Works, a bolt and door hardware manufacturer, founded by Henry Stanley’s cousin Frederick Trent Stanley. According to Family Handyman dot com in 1888, Stanley Tools introduced its Convenient Tool, the original Odd Jobs, which was later marketed as Ten Tools In One. For 47 years, carpenters relied on the versatile metal gadget as a tri-square, spirit level, miter square, scratch awl, rule, marking gauge, mortise gauge, depth gauge and beam compass. It was discontinued in 1935, but some manufacturers, like Garrett Wade and Woodpeckers, still sell modern versions.