This is the extent of my selection of tools made under this brand.
The brand goes back to 1921 when the Park Metalware Company was founded in Orchard Park, New York, close to Buffalo. It eventually produced tools under both the "Xcel" and "XceLite" brands. The company name was formally changed to Xcelite, Inc. in 1952.
The company was acquired by Cooper Industries in 1973, joining Apex tools, Crescent pliers and wrenches, Diamond tools, Lufkin measuring tapes, Nicholson files and saws, Plumb hammers, Utica tools, Weller soldering equipment, Wiss and H.K. Porter cutting products. Cooper is now part of the Apex Tool Group, which continues to market the Xcelite brand.
|Radio & Television Retailing, February 1952|
|Popular Mechanics, June 1933|
|Popular Mechanics, July 1944|
|Popular Mechanics, November 1944|
|Radio News, November 1944|
|Popular Mechanics, October 1945|
|Popular Mechanics, March 1946|
|Popular Mechanics, April 1946|