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1955 Tool Advertisements
« on: January 10, 2018, 11:36:46 AM »
July 1955 Popular Mechanics
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Re: 1955 Tool Advertisements
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 01:55:53 PM »
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Thanks for posting these Ads.  Keep 'em coming :mr:
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Re: 1955 Tool Advertisements
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2018, 02:13:53 PM »
I am not in a position to post the pictures but Bonney ads in Popular Mechanics magazines of the 1950's were incredible. Some of the Bonney ads were full page and beautiful color. For some reason 55-57 years are the ones I recall seeing those ads in. I also recall at least some of those ads depicted the Streamline wrenches they were selling at the time. I do have a number of these old PM magazines with these ads but the magazines are buried and I just do not have the time to mess with them right now.
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NEED A 1/2" BONNEY STREAMLINE COMBINATION AND ANY OVER 13/16" TOO!



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Re: 1955 Tool Advertisements
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2018, 02:44:13 PM »
like these

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Re: 1955 Tool Advertisements
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2018, 02:48:47 PM »
like these

Yes, thank you. Those were full page ads in PM when they originally came out and beautiful as you can see.

For the guys that do not know it PM magazine was an incredible magazine back in the day. I would say anything before the early to mid 1960's with PM was pure gold. If you ever get a chance to snag a few issues by all means do. The older they are the better they are too! Literally those from the 1920's are something else too. My stashed library that I have not been to for a few years of PM magazines is probably 100 or more issues strong.
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Re: 1955 Tool Advertisements
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2018, 03:08:28 PM »
From the August 1959 Foreign Car Guide when availability of metric tools must have been limited.
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Re: 1955 Tool Advertisements
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2018, 09:14:22 PM »
From the August 1959 Foreign Car Guide when availability of metric tools must have been limited.


Yeah -- not a lot of demand for metric in those days -- even from Craftsman. Just the very basics until the mid- to late 60's, that's when the import car craze really started to hit its stride.

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Re: 1955 Tool Advertisements
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2018, 02:12:51 AM »
Got a few dozen of the Pop Mechanics, as well as Mechanix Illustrated,  the ads, car road tests, and new tech articles are just great reading.   What kinda gets me are the ads with the senior guys as the learned ones in the shop, big or small,  today the old guys are shown the door.  Things have changed in that respect. 

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Re: 1955 Tool Advertisements
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2018, 07:31:49 AM »
Stokester,

Thanks for posting these Ads.  Keep 'em coming :mr:
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Re: 1955 Tool Advertisements
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2018, 11:39:18 PM »
Beautiful - love the old ads!

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