Mall Tool Company, est. 1921

Mall Tool Electric Drill History

Museum Artifact: Mall Electric Drill model no. 380, 1940s

Made By: Mall Tool Company, 7740 S. South Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL [South Shore]

Research is underway on this one and a full write-up will be coming soon.

7 thoughts on “Mall Tool Company, est. 1921

  1. I have two early Mall tools handed down from my father, an early circular saw and a drill I would say they are about 70 to 80 years old they still work and I have the case for the circular saw but the bottom is starting to rust out, it has holes on one edge and in the middle of the case. My Dad built our home in Stone Park, IL with these tools before I was born 76 years ago. I do not have an exact date of course but I know they are old. I would like to either sell them to a collector or maybe donate them to a museum, how would I do this?

  2. I have recently been cleaning my dad’s garage since his passing (not COVID).I found an old Mall Saw made by the Mall Saw Company. It looks like an attachment for a drill. I can send pics f need be. I was just curious about the tool and it’s uses. Thank you in advance.

    1. Hello,
      I am the daughter of Mall Tool founder Arthur Mall.
      I was born when he was 52 years old and the Mall Tool Co. was 25 years old.
      I was too young to appreciate my Father’s success and genius mind.
      I have a nice collection of about 30 Mall Tools.
      Tell me about your Mall Tools!

  3. My father passed down to me the first Mall Tool electric chain saw. He tested the saw for the company back in the 1940’s.
    I would love for other enthusiast to be able to enjoy this vintage product. How can I move forward with this quest. I can send pictures.

  4. I have a 3/8 Mall Drill Mod. 381 that still works. They did make good tools. My dad bought it new and used it for work and at home. I wish I could tell you more about it but that is all I know.

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