Tool Kit Fits Pocket (Apr, 1948)

It’s like a crappy Swiss Army Knife.

Tool Kit Fits Pocket. Here’s a collection of handy small tools that you can carry in a pocket, all of them made of high-carbon cutlery steel. A product of Tool-master, of New York, the kit includes a screwdriver, awl or ice pick, bottle opener, corkscrew, hammer or ice crusher, knife, can opener, auger, and saw.

  1. Darren says: February 23, 20123:09 pm

    No USB stick?

  2. Mike says: February 23, 20128:13 pm

    Nope, no USB port, but lots of stuff to help you mix some drinks. Might be a good tool for camping.

  3. Deth says: February 24, 20122:58 am

    I like the hammer. How can you get a good swing with it?

    and the whole thing is a kind of bizarre form factor. You’d think if you wanted to go that way, you could just make a tool *pouch* of some kind. It’d be the same rough dimensions.

    Overall though i just can’t imagine it being very durable, or being very easy to grip.

  4. Andrew L Ayers says: February 24, 20129:01 am

    I agree that the form factor is all wrong, but maybe it really was the “size of a pocket”; that is, roughly 4 x 4 inches or so? That would make the tools at least a bit more useful (ok, maybe not). Perhaps this was one of those “tool kits” like the “tool kits” you see sold in magazines like Sharper Image (or other airline catalogs)? That is, tools for those who want to think they are handymen, but more likely to hire out all such work (lest they get their hands dirty or injured), while being so stupid as to spend a large sum of money on something that is really a rinky-dink trinket (no where near useful as a tool, or if it looks like it is, would break instantly on any real work)…

  5. deanS says: February 26, 20121:33 am

    Actually it’s more like a fancy Swiss army knife, the Leatherman multi-tools were innovative because of the pliers.
    BTW this tool was brought back a while back by Spyderco knives as the Bryd 8 tool harp, since discontinued. Sorry…
    It is a weird form factor and to me it reminds me of “gentlemens tools” of the steampunk type. Like something the Victorian detective or scientist would use to escape from a trap or something.

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