Early Examples of Modern Multi-Tools

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    Vintage Combination Tools


    Handy Tool

      
    The cartoon from Popular Science July 1944 was digitized by Google Books.  It's unrelated but looks like a relative of the Handy Tool.  



    Combination Tool with Mould for .32 Caliber




    Kitchen Combination Tool

    c1938



    Promotional Combination Tool




    Dodge Cycle Tool

    The advertisement was scanned from a 1897 magazine.

    c1893-1897





    William Ewald 10 in 1 Tool


      


    Combination Scissors

     
    The ad on the left was scanned from a 1910 Thomas Manufacturing Catalog. The second ad was digitized by Google books from Popular Mechanics Jan 1909



    Combination Kitchen Tool - Useful Tool No. 12
    Scanned from a 1910 Thomas Manufacturing Catalog.



    Ever Ready Tool Kit

      
    Scan from a 1910 Thomas Manufacturing Catalog (left) and an 
    advertisement from 
    Popular Mechanics February 1911 digitized by Google Books (right)
     

    Magazine scan from Popular Mechanics October 1909 digitized by Google Books.



    Handy Tool No. 3

    Scanned from a 1910 Thomas Manufacturing Catalog.



    7 in 1 Combination Tool
    Thomas MFG 15 in 1 Combination Tool
    Advertisement from Popular Mechanics Mar 1912 digitized by Google Books.




    Ad
    vertisement
     from Popular Mechanics December 1926 digitized by Google Books.


    Multiple-head Plier Kit

    Magazine scan from Popular Mechanics October 1909 digitized by Google Books.

      
    Magazine scan from Popular Mechanics November 1914 digitized by Google Books.



    Combination Tool

    Scanned from a 1910 Thomas Manufacturing Catalog.



    Williams' "Vulcan Auto Tool

     
    Magazine scans from Proceedings, Volume 13 By Brooklyn Engineers Club and Hardware Dealers Magazine Volume33 January 1910 (digitized by 
    Google Books)



    10 in 1 Combination Pocket Tool
    Ad
    vertisement
     from Popular Mechanics Dec 1911 digitized by Google Books.



    Four-Layer Automobile Wrench
    Magazine scan from Popular Science February 1920 digitized by Google Books.



    Versatile Ruler
      
    Ad
    vertisements
     from Popular Mechanics Nov 1925 and Popular Science Nov 1925 were digitized by Google Books.



    Keychain Tool

    Ad
    vertisement
     from Popular Science October 1926 digitized by Google Books.



    Screwdriver Hammer


    Ad from Popular Mechanics April 1933 digitized by Google.



    Tool Handle Sets
    The photo was generously provided to The Multi-Tool Museum by D Ludwick.

    Scanned from a 1910 Thomas Manufacturing catalog.

    Ad
    vertisement
     from The American agriculturist Volume 45 digitized by Google Books.

    Ad
    vertisement
     from Popular Mechanics Mar 1912 digitized by Google Books



    Combined Knife and Saw

    Ad
    vertisement
     from Popular Mechanics December 1921 digitized by Google Books



    Kitchen Combination Tool
    Ad
    vertisement
     from Popular Mechanics Nov 1925 digitized by Google Books.

    Combination Tool
    The photo was generously provided to The Multi-Tool Museum by D Ludwick.

    Combination Wrench Tool
    The photo was generously provided to The Multi-Tool Museum by D Ludwick.

    Shelton Ratchet Head Versatool
    The photo was generously provided to The Multi-Tool Museum by D Ludwick.

    Crescent Double-End Wrench
     
    The photo was generously provided to The Multi-Tool Museum by D Ludwick.
      
    Ad
    vertisements
     digitized by Google Books.






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