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Classic Power Tools => Classic Power Tools => Topic started by: lzenglish on May 07, 2011, 04:16:51 PM

Title: 1940's CASCO Electri-Craft Tool
Post by: lzenglish on May 07, 2011, 04:16:51 PM
This is one of my finds at an estate sale today. It is from the 1940's, runs at 20,000 rpm in either a/c, or d/c, at 110 volts. It is complete with all the original papers, has more bits than it came with originally, and even has the key for the case lock.

Wayne
Title: Re: 1940's CASCO Electri-Craft Tool
Post by: Papaw on May 07, 2011, 04:21:49 PM
WOW!!
Quite a find! Are you going to use it?
Title: Re: 1940's CASCO Electri-Craft Tool
Post by: lzenglish on May 07, 2011, 05:09:13 PM
I probably will not use it, as I have 3 dremmels already. I just love to look at the craftsman ship of these old treasure's, as you know. And this one was probably destined for the dump, if it did not sell. So, I figure it is another tool saved from the bone yard, for my collection, for a mere 5 bucks.

Wayne
Title: Re: 1940's CASCO Electri-Craft Tool
Post by: bc_z on June 16, 2011, 05:13:11 PM
based on the date on the label picture, looks like this pre-dates dremel.  Nice price paid on a very nice, complete tool.

bc_z
Title: Re: 1940's CASCO Electri-Craft Tool
Post by: lzenglish on June 16, 2011, 06:53:11 PM
based on the date on the label picture, looks like this pre-dates dremel.  Nice price paid on a very nice, complete tool.
bc_z


Thanks "bc_z". I should know what year the dremel's showed up on the market, but I forgot! What year was it, if you know?

Wayne


EDIT: Dremel Co. formed in 1932, first dremel high speed moto tool introduced in 1945.
Title: Re: 1940's CASCO Electri-Craft Tool
Post by: elite1grey on June 30, 2011, 02:30:48 PM
I found 1 this spring at a garage sale for $5 I had to put a new cord on it. The pamflet that was with it was copyrighted 1947. Works great.
Title: Re: 1940's CASCO Electri-Craft Tool
Post by: Papaw on June 30, 2011, 03:36:55 PM
Welcome to Tool Talk, elite1grey!
Find the Introduction  Forum and tell us a bit about yourself and your tool interests.
Title: Re: 1940's CASCO Electri-Craft Tool
Post by: lzenglish on June 30, 2011, 07:30:49 PM
I found 1 this spring at a garage sale for $5 I had to put a new cord on it. The pamflet that was with it was copyrighted 1947. Works great.


Cool, and welcome to the site "elite1grey". I used mine for the first time last week, and noticed the bits seemed to cut better, and last longer than my new age dremel. I'm lucky in that the cord on mine is in good shape. Sounds like you scored big time with the 5 buck price! Show us some pictures of it, if you can!

Wayne