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

History
Last Modified: Sep 27 2018 11:24AM by Jeff_Joslin
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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, which are outside the scope of this web site. Please do not upload pictures of handhelds! Stanely qualifies for this listing because they 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.

Handheld power tools are outside the scope of this web site. Please do not upload pictures of handhelds!

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.