Happy Holidays from Millers Falls
I recently stumbled across these old marketing materials from the Millers Falls company that date from the 50’s and early 60’s. While the message is sexist, it reminds us that tools do indeed make great holiday gifts–for men and women alike.
My father had one of those multi-function keyhole saws (shown bottom left) that was meant to replace several other saws. I don't ever remember him using it--most likely because it didn't work.
I love how the company had special boxes for holiday gift giving. If only I could get gifts pre-wrapped for my wife and son.
I'll take a hand plane over a tie or cologne any day. The red tote and knob look especially festive.
This is my favorite image from the series. After seeing it, I found myself humming the Leave it to Beaver theme the rest of the day.