A blast from the past - Ridgid 1975/76 Calendar

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Back from the days when companies could (and did) get away with using scantly clad models to promote their 'hard' ware. Ridgid used to issue some outrageous calendars.
From clamps to pipe wrenches, the "Women of the Ridgid brand tools" may or may not have helped sales, but they sure did adorn many toolshops!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/umpqua/sets/917376 /
Jack
PS - I hope this doesn't offend anyone. I just happened to find this on the Internet and thought some people would get a kick out of it.
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mywebaccts (at) PLUGcomcast.net said:

I still have a few Snap-On and Mr. Gasket calendars... ;-)

Can you imagine these same women in these same poses, taken today... Talk about a limp stilson... <g>
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Ah, and not a single belly button piercing to be seen. [I was in high school during 75 & 76, so these are from my generation]
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: Ah, and not a single belly button piercing to be seen. [I was in high : school during 75 & 76, so these are from my generation]
Sigh. I was there 75-78. Ah, the memories.
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Andrew Barss said:

AAAANDYYYY! Get away from that computer and quit day dreaming. Aren't you supposed to be fixing that leaking toilet? And what about my broken toaster oven. My mother was right - I should have married Phillip... whah, wha whah, wha whah whah whaah. <g>
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I must resemble that statement.
Those calendars were tastefully done, and have earned a place in Americana.
First thing Emerson did after purchasing Rigid was to discontinue the calendar.
My associate made a sales calls a couple of days after the announcement.
It was not a happy place.
Seems customers were registering their thoughts with customer service and the word travelled fast around the place.
Turned out to be a precursor of things to come.
Lew
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Don't tell anybody, but the 2006 calendar is available at www.rigid.com
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Robert Bonomi said:

Hmmm... I get: ------------------- Rigid, Inc. We are Internet Service Provider. We are not in any way related with a hardware/tool company with a similar name. Please do not send any mail intended for that company to us. -------------- And some undecipherable Kanji.
Must be an Asian babe calendar... <g>
Greg G.
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Back when someone else had Grizzly in their name, they included a link to the Grizzly Tool site -- seems like that would have been a neighborly thing to do by rigid.com since this apparently is a common mistake to the point that they felt the need to have the only English on their website pointing out that fact.
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wrote:

Try this link instead!
http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/Calendar / Your eyes will be pleased!
I TOLD you guys the calenders were still available!! Greg
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wrote:

Much better. Thanks.
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Greg O wrote:

Not really. They do have calenders, but they no longer have pictures of their tools in the calender.
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They had pictures with tools on them?? Musta been trick photography, all I saw was bikini's! Greg
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On Sun, 27 Nov 2005 07:33:25 -0000, snipped-for-privacy@host122.r-bonomni.com (Robert Bonomi) wrote:

Add a "d": http://www.ridgid.com
Not sure what that other site was.
Ricky
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Ricky Robbins said:

I was just funnin' him.
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Robert Bonomi said:

Actually, for a direct link - with photos <BFG> try this:
http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/Calendar /
Don't forget to scroll down.
I don't think I'll be mailing in my $10.00, however...
Greg G.
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Only 6 pictures for two years? What's up with that?
[... and I'd be saying that if it was tractors, trains, or anything else]
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Mark & Juanita said:

Well, just like your local stripper, uhh... exotic dancer, I don't believe they're going to show it ALL unless you pay your $10 <VBG>
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Coastal Tool gives them out free to in-store customers... <G>
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On Sun, 27 Nov 2005 07:33:25 -0000, with neither quill nor qualm, snipped-for-privacy@host122.r-bonomni.com (Robert Bonomi) quickly quoth:

Nope, try http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/Calendar/ instead.
But, hey, gimme a Hustler calendar any day.
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