- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: October 12, 1999
For millions of years before the evolution of modern man, our ancestors took sticks and stones and fashioned them into simple tools. Though it is a long way from a flint blade to a tempered steel hatchet, HAND TOOLS remain vital and valuable to this day.
From the oldest human tools ever unearthed to high-tech hammers, pliers and screwdrivers designed with the help of computers, MODERN MARVELS® takes a fascinating journey through the history of these humble, vital devices. In many ways, it parallels human history, for the eras of civilization were named after the tools used — the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, etc. Go into the factories of today's leading hardware manufacturers to see how today's tools are built, and hear from craftsmen who extoll their virtues — sometimes even in the place of power tools. And explore the resurgence of interest in antique tools that has made some of them into treasured collectibles.