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Stanley Works, Stanley Electric Tools
New Britain, CT, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery

Last Modified: Dec 31 2019 6:55PM by Mark Stansbury
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Originally known as "The Stanley Works, R. L. Carter Division", it was created when The Stanley Works bought out Ray L. Carter's line of portable routers during the 1930s.

Stanley Electric Tools is best known for making handheld power tools. Stanley also made stationary machines for woodworking (overarm router, pedestal shaper) and metalworking (floor shears, bench and pedestal grinders). Some of their bench grinders were actually made by Kingston-Conley Electric Co. We have also seen an undated brochure on eBay depicting the Stanley Handyman H5 combination tool, a small table saw-jointer-grinder-disc sander.

Information Sources

  • Address (1950 Popular Mechanics): 127 Elm St, New Britain, Connecticut.
  • According to the history section of the Bosch U.S. website, in 1980 "Robert Bosch Power Tool Corporation [was] established in New Bern, NC through acquisition of the power tools division of The Stanley Works, a leading U.S. producer of hardware and tools."
  • Stanley Electric Tools catalogs from 1952 and 1954 are available online at Archive.org.