Thursday, January 19, 2023

HPW pliers

 Canadian Tire Corporation pliers with stock number stamped in (58-4677 maybe?) sourced from the German company HPW GmbH, dating back to times when tool manufacturing for Canada’s department stores was outsourced to German, Swedish, and other west European tool manufacturers. HPW is Harry Paul Will which became Will Tools and is still around as OrbisWill. Previous post here.

1 comment:

Dave said...

I would have looked at that quickly and thought it was an OTC (Owatonna Tool Co) logo. Living so close to the border I should probably check my OTC tools with a magnifying glass...maybe I have some old Canadian Tire tools in there.