Holding Out For The Best Framing Hammer: Douglas Framing Hammer
Douglas Framing Hammers are made from solid American Black Walnut. They have a unique design which makes them very attractive. There are many different types of wood available in the United States, but black walnut is one of the most popular woods used for furniture making because it’s durable and strong. It’s also relatively inexpensive.
The name “Douglas” comes from William Douglas, a prominent early 19th century lumber baron. His son was called John Douglas and he became a successful lumber merchant. Today, the company is known as DMC International Inc., which stands for Direct Marketing Corporation.
In 1891, William Douglas bought out his father’s stock in the company and changed its name to DMC Industries Inc.. In 1899, William Douglas died and his son John took over the business. At that time, John was already married to a woman named Elizabeth. She had been working at the company since she was 16 years old.
They were married in 1903 and they lived happily ever after until her death in 1969.
John Douglas continued to run the company until 1971 when he sold it off to J&L Clark Ltd., a British firm that produced building materials under their own brand name. J&L Clark continued to run the company under the same name, but they did move their headquarters from New York City to Farmington, Connecticut in the United States. By the late 1980s, J&L Clark had suffered financial losses and sought the help of Kraft Foods, a large corporation based in the US.
In 1990, J&L Clark officially became part of Kraft Foods. After this, the headquarters of DMC was moved from Farmington to Chicago. In the early 2000s, DMC faced more financial problems and in 2003 it was sold off to Apex Building Products. Meanwhile, the company was hit with a class action lawsuit for violating antitrust laws and not reporting cases of child labor that were found at some of its factories in India and China.
Sources & references used in this article:
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- Hammer with nail-holding structure (D Hanlon – US Patent 5,894,764, 1999 – Google Patents)
- Framing for scientific argumentation (LK Berland, D Hammer – Journal of research in science …, 2012 – Wiley Online Library)
- Gutter hammer (CE Heath – US Patent 5,765,807, 1998 – Google Patents)
- Hammer with replaceable nail striking head (HJ Hurley – US Patent 6,332,376, 2001 – Google Patents)