Vintage Craftsman Tools

Craftsman began as the in-house tool brand for Sears, Roebuck and Co. in 1927. As a retailer, Sears hired other manufacturers to produce its Craftsman line of tools, which ranged from hammers and screwdrivers to pliers and wrenches made by such companies as Danielson, Billings, and Moore Drop Forging, whose work can be identified by the letter "V." These manufacturers took their design cues from Tom Dunlap, who managed Sears' hardware...Continue Reading