|J. Sand & Sons advertisement, Feb. 1914|
While in Detroit and Clinton, Sands made a line of cement tools, primarily of conventional cast iron design. They also made cement and corner tools from stamped steel, with the brand name "Clinsteel". I was unable to determine the date that this name was introduced, but it was before 1957. Sands catalogs are very scarce, so I am unable to document manufacturing dates.
Harmon Machine Co. of Wichita, Kansas purchased Sands around 1957, and Kraft Tools bought Sands in 2005.
|Sands groover, Detroit, MI|
|Sands groover, Clinton, IN|
|Sands Clinsteel corner tool, Clinton, IN|
|Sands Clinsteel groovers|