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My doctor wears a 120 year old Filson vest. Made in Seattle. Looks brand new.

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Swap meets generally have some good old tools. Bought a MAC wrench in Portland for $2.

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Shop Shark
Originally Posted by Jim Bow
I once got all bummed out about DeWitt Nebraska. That's where ViseGrips were invented, and the factory was built, and families grew up working. Then Stanley-Rubbermaid bought it from the heirs and moved it all to China.

Then, this year, the factory was bought.
Read the story:

That is good news, hadn't seen that yet. My grandfather was born and raised in Dewitt and was friends with the Petersens, still have a couple of early pliers in my tool box. What happened in Dewitt is a big reason why I avoid purchasing any Irwin tools nowadays. I will occasionally pick up an old set of VG's at a swap meet or flea market, but I ain't buying any more new ones.


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