Thursday, August 23, 2012

Vanished Tool Makes: Bruno Tools

An unusual expansive bit made by Bruno Tools out of Beverly Hills.  As it says on Martin J. Donnelly Antique Tools, "When one thinks of Beverly Hills, California, one thinks immediately of auger bits."

Bruno Tools advertised frequently in Popular Science in the 1940's and it seems from their ads that this tool was their sole product.  Apparently, not enough sales to carry them far into the post-war world.

Popular Science, December 1944

 The Model 201B may not have been offered until 1947:

Popular Science, November 1947

Interesting trademark:

 The British liked it too!

1 comment:

Graham Clayton said...

Interesting how Bruno failed to diversify - when demand for their one product ended, they had nothing to fall back on.