Dear Sneeboer fans,
We received a very special tool this week which was brought to us for some repair work. A Sneeboer potato/harvesting fork which was produced at the end of the ‘50s. This means that this gorgeous tool is well over 60 years old and still looking fantastic! This is a prime example of the quality level at which tools were produced in 1950-1960 and this has not changed today. It is clearly visible that this fork has been used well in its long life, but after we fitted a new handle it is ready for many more years of gardening pleasure!
Arie Sneeboer and his three sons started producing garden tools out of stainless steel in 1950 which was recognizable by the big “S” that was stamped in the socket and which was mainly sold locally. Their fantastic slogan at the time was “Tools with an S, is a guarantee for success”. On the black and white photo, you can see the fork hanging as the fourth tool from the right in the garden of Paul Sneeboer as some early form of guerilla marketing.
If you are interested and want to read more stories and see more pictures of the 109-year old legacy of Sneeboer, we recommend you to follow our social media channels. Circa every 3 weeks, we send a new message to reveal our past, including the story how we discovered the year when Sneeboer started producing and selling stainless steel garden tools!