How Was "Black & Decker" Named?
Black & Decker is a corporation based in Towson, Maryland best known for power tools and home appliances. It was founded in 1910 by S. Duncan Black and Alonzo G. Decker as a small machine shop in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1917, Black & Decker invented the familiar portable electric drill, obtaining a patent for a hand-held drill combining a pistol grip and trigger switch.
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