Sears Chronology
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Craftsman rolls out the first mower with a completely enclosed engine, key-lock self-starter, an automatic blade clutch to prevent stalling, and a hand-controlled blade brake.
Wally Parks, founder of the National Hot Rod Association, presides over presentation of the Craftsman Championship Dragster Kit. Each of the 64 class winners receives a 120-piece Craftsman tool kit.

Sears debuts a quick-release ratchet wrench that quickly becomes one of the most popular wrenches in the hand tool industry.
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