Snap-on accepts tool donation from retired tech

Long-time mechanic donates his vintage tools to Snap-on museum


When Lauren Karnes no longer used his Snap-on tools, he wondered if the company might like to have them back. The longtime mechanic knew that the company had a museum at its headquarters in Kenosha.

"I went out to the Snap-on plant - I was born and raised in Kenosha," said Karnes, now 89. He brought along some of the manuals for his tools, just to show what he had. The receptionist called museum manager Terri Wruck.

"And she looked at what I had," he said, "and she was astounded. She was flabbergasted."

We'll let Karnes keep telling the story.

To read the full story and see photos of the vintage tools, click here.

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