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Updated: Sep 18, 2023

Please excuse us for giggling at the use of the word ‘Tool’ as we’re British and there’s a slang definition of ‘Tool’ that refers to a certain type of person… Anyway. here we go with the show notes...

Here are some very old tools ( snrff, snrff, giggle.)

And some very new suits being stitched! Thanks to the needle...

A diagram explaining the three swords and their target areas. Of course, Bruce forgot you can use the arms and head as sabre targets! Hence the facial scars on Teutonic knights.

Here's a snapon tool chest just like Bruce's

Every home should have one of these, and Mr Stanley also invented the locking tape measure.

And the most popular tool in the world is... (Bruce is keen to stress that this is NOT his collection!)

With a spoon, knife, fork and toothpick, a spike used for extracting meat from the shells of seafood and a spatula which could have worked as a toothbrush or for scooping paste from bottles, it’s little wonder this Roman version of a Swiss army knife proved popular.

This is the hoard of Roman nails found at Inchtuthil, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, c87 AD. After the Roman army abandoned their forward fortification on the site, they buried 875,400 iron nails (7 tonnes) to prevent the enemy Caledonian tribes reforging the iron for weapons.

No nails here at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (also commonly known as the Neasden Temple). It is built entirely using traditional methods and materials, the Swaminarayan mandir has been described as being Britain's first authentic Hindu temple. It was also Europe's first traditional Hindu stone temple, as distinct from converted secular buildings.

S. Duncan Black and Alonzo Decker got their start in 1910, producing mechanical bottle cappers, vest-pocket adding machines, candy dippers, and other useful contrivances. But it wasn't until 1916 that Black & Decker hit upon the product with which their names would ultimately become synonymous. While preparing a bid to reconfigure the Colt .45, the duo realized the handgun's pistol-grip design could be applied to the power drill — previously so bulky it required two men to operate. By 1951, B&D had sold a million drills; in 1961, they pioneered cordless technology. Oh, and they got the Colt contract, too. Here's the first B&D Drill:

The world's smallest power drill...

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