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Happy Holidays from Millers Falls

comments (4) December 15th, 2009 in blogs

patrick_mccombe Patrick McCombe, contributor
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My father had one of those multi-function keyhole saws (shown bottom left) that was meant to replace several other saws. I dont ever remember him using it--most likely because it didnt 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.
Ill 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.
My father had one of those multi-function keyhole saws (shown bottom left) that was meant to replace several other saws. I dont ever remember him using it--most likely because it didnt work. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

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 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.   



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Comments (4)

RalphBarker RalphBarker writes: And, FWIW, the MF keyhole saws actually did work - for things like cutting outlet holes in sheetrock, but they weren't as versatile as the MF marketing department wanted us to believe.

I still have a couple of those puppies. Last used about 30 years ago, as I recall.
Posted: 1:43 pm on December 18th

RalphBarker RalphBarker writes: I tried buying tools as Christmas gifts for all three of my ex-wives.

Obviously, that didn't work out well. ;-)


Posted: 1:38 pm on December 18th

bodaceousbob bodaceousbob writes: I have a Millers Falls 4x21 belt sander I got from my Dad. No idea what the age is but still works like a champ!!
Posted: 9:44 pm on December 16th

GEide GEide writes: Hilarious... reminds me of a retro cookbook that I got a while back... called "Cakes Men Like."
Posted: 5:28 pm on December 15th

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