Stanley’s Popular PowerLock Tape Measure Celebrates 50 Years With Limited Edition Models Hothttp://www.tool-rank.com/media/listing/photos/thumbnail/300x300s/42/9c/a7/Stanley-PowerLock-Limited-Edition-42-1362783474.jpg
Stanley Tools is celebrating the 50th anniversary of what is probably the most popular tape measure in the US, the Stanley PowerLock. To commemorate the anniversary, Stanley will be releasing a series of five limited edition tape measurers.
Pulling from their history, the limited edition designs pay tribute to the original "Life Guard Yellow" PowerLock design, a celebration of being made in the USA, being included in the Apollo 11 lunar landing gear, and more.
The classic D-shaped PowerLock® design was introduced in 1963 with the world's first coilable spring and sliding lock, which continue to be the core of modern day designs. In the 50 years since it was launched, the PowerLock® tape measure is one of the best selling tapes in the world. "We are excited to celebrate our heritage of innovation and proud of the fact it continues to be manufactured with global materials in the original plant here in New Britain, Connecticut, USA," said Tom Chang, Global Product Manager.
The first special edition PowerLock will be available starting this month in hardware stores with the remaining limited edition models come out every three months. When you buy the first four models, you will get the fifth for free. With tape will retail for approximately $9.99