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Offline lptools

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A few smalls
« on: December 09, 2019, 04:50:19 PM »
Hello, I picked these up yesterday. At top is a 0-1/2" HANDY Micrometer, stamped on barrel; Sold Only at Woolworth Stores Made in U.S.A.. Next is a Millers Falls 0-1" Micrometer.  At bottom a Craftsman Carbide Wheel Glass Cutter.. All of these are items I have never seen before, all Made in USA !!! Regards, Lou
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Re: A few smalls
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2019, 05:22:48 PM »
Too cool.   Wonder when Woolworths got out of the tools trade...   :undecided:

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Re: A few smalls
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2019, 06:18:44 PM »
Ceased operations in July , 1997.
 Having risen like a meteor, it faded into a peaceful retirement in North America in the 1990s, before falling like a stone in the UK in 2008. The 800-strong chain went from normal trading to complete oblivion in 41 days. Weeks later F.W. Woolworth GmbH of Germany became insolvent, though its administrators secured its survival and renaissance as a shop chain, rather than the website that now serves the UK.

 
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Re: A few smalls
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2019, 09:15:01 PM »
Ceased operations in July , 1997.
 Having risen like a meteor, it faded into a peaceful retirement in North America in the 1990s, before falling like a stone in the UK in 2008. The 800-strong chain went from normal trading to complete oblivion in 41 days. Weeks later F.W. Woolworth GmbH of Germany became insolvent, though its administrators secured its survival and renaissance as a shop chain, rather than the website that now serves the UK.
Too bad.  Time was, Woolworths was where you went to get your grandmother her birthday presents - a reliable source of handkerchiefs, linens, and the like (although I was lucky - the dime store in the shopping neighborhood closest to my parents' house had great embroidered handkerchiefs).

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Re: A few smalls
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2019, 01:39:57 PM »
I think they are still up in Australia as a grocery chain.