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Since 1913

, the Stanley brand has been an important part of countless adventures and even more shared memories. Through the years we have received thousands of letters letting us know how much our product means to them. For many our product represents a cherished memory of a loved one who has passed or a best friend that never let them down. We are honored to be a part of our fans' lives and are hungry for more. Collected here are many of our favorite Stanley Stories. Check them out. Get inspired and share your own. Our history is yours.

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  • MY HUSBANDS STANLEY THERMOS
    This is my husband's story actually! He has had the same Stanley Thermos for about twenty five years now and it is probably the best used thermos in history. He works of course and has used it for that daily but he uses it...
    This is my husband's story actually! He has had the same Stanley Thermos for about twenty five years now and it is probably the best used thermos in history. He works of course and has used it for that daily but he uses it every day he doesn't work too! In fact, he doesn't usually go anyplace in his vehicle without it and often takes it out to the garage when he is out there (which is anytime he is home).If he goes on vacation or hunting he takes the same thermos along with 2 others for the kids but of course he is quick to let us all know that his is HIS. Sharing it's content is never an issue but it is HIS. As his wife I realize the importance of this possession of course but my kids and grand kids don't get it yet (some day they may). If you could see the dents and dings and the cap you would probably say trade it for another! Well, he has received 3 other Stanleys (we still have them too!) as gifts from his kids and a couple times I felt bad for them because I could see how excited they were to give the gift they were sure he would love only to ask later on why he isn't using the new thermos and his answer being that the other one aint broke yet! Well I guess it isn't. I know I will have to get a new stopper for this thermos eventually but all in all I believe this thermos is gonna out last the both of us! Lynn Phillips
  • JUST ANOTHER STANLEY STORY
    Hi, my names Mary, I am a concrete construction foreman and a farmer. My dad gave me his Stanley about 20 years ago when I started working construction. I dont know how long he had it but I remember my mom filling it everyday...
    Hi, my names Mary, I am a concrete construction foreman and a farmer. My dad gave me his Stanley about 20 years ago when I started working construction. I dont know how long he had it but I remember my mom filling it everyday with soup for him for work, that was most of my childhood. I lost it last year on a job site by leaving it on a backhoe. I finally found the classic green bottle again in a Walmart in North Carolina, it goes to work with me everyday and has even been stepped on by a horse on my farm. Gotta say, wouldnt buy anything else. Thanks ya"ll. Mary Bodnar
  • STANLEY: 1 TRACTOR: 0
    I knew we must put a classic green Stanley thermos on our wedding registry after visiting my fiancee's family farm. The family has had the farm for generations and farm beans, corn, and also work cattle. They of course have...
    I knew we must put a classic green Stanley thermos on our wedding registry after visiting my fiancee's family farm. The family has had the farm for generations and farm beans, corn, and also work cattle. They of course have many "therm-i" but the one with the most character is still in the rotation to this day, even after being run over by one of the tractors. There is a nice dent in the side, but it still keeps the coffee hot for those long nights in the combine! Now that we've been married for two years we never forget to bring 'ole Stanley along for those 12 hour drives back to the farm. It's what keeps us going!
  • MORE THAN A LIFETIME
    My father used the same thermos he got in New Mexico in 1959 while working on the power lines there, and continued to use it till 1996. I remember as a child helping him to the car with his Thermos every morning and meeting him...
    My father used the same thermos he got in New Mexico in 1959 while working on the power lines there, and continued to use it till 1996. I remember as a child helping him to the car with his Thermos every morning and meeting him at night to carry it in. It was my job as I got older to fill it and take it to him in the work shop when he was at home. Every time I look at it I remember the man who worked everyday to take care of us and helped run our store after he got home from his day job. We showed him how much he meant to us by NEVER letting his thermos run dry. In 1996 I was given the very same thermos along with his lunch box by my Mom when I started work as a form-setter on the Red River Bridge in Oklahoma. I continue to use it every weekend for my job, and at home when I work in the shop. It has fallen off of high power lines and cranes, it has been dropped in the river and hunted for by the entire crew and it is pretty ugly and beat up now but works just fine. I hope to pass it on to my own daughter when I go to join my folks. Thank you for the memories. Judy Stidham
  • CUTTING FIREWOOD WITH MY DAD
    Dad always took a Stanley bottle to the woods with him when he was cutting firewood. I remember one time that there was no one to go with him except me (I was about 10), and because Mom didn't want him going to the woods...
    Dad always took a Stanley bottle to the woods with him when he was cutting firewood. I remember one time that there was no one to go with him except me (I was about 10), and because Mom didn't want him going to the woods alone, I went with him. I didn't mind, though, because I adored my Dad. It was a cold, windy winter's day in Upstate New York, about 35 miles north of Syracuse, outside the village of Pulaski where we lived. I rode back to the woods with Dad on the tractor, towing the "stone boat" behind us, a sled-like thing that rode over the snow even when full of wood. I sat and watched as Dad used his chain saw to cut enough wood to heat the big old farmhouse we lived in. After a while, he took a break to have a cup of coffee, and he shared his coffee with me. I remember that Dad didn't put sugar in his coffee like Mom did, so it wasn't exactly the way I liked it, but because it was Dad sharing with me, it was great. It's been over 50 years since then, but I can still close my eyes, see the snow and feel the cold wind on my face, and remember the heat from the cup of coffee my Dad shared with me from his Stanley bottle.
  • WHEN I THINK OF MY GRAND FATHER I THINK OF STANLEY
    02/26/2010 my grand father passed in1998 when i was 14 i am turning 26in october this year.all i can remember is seeing his get his stanley thermos from my grand mother every morning after she had filled it with coffee. then...
    02/26/2010 my grand father passed in1998 when i was 14 i am turning 26in october this year.all i can remember is seeing his get his stanley thermos from my grand mother every morning after she had filled it with coffee. then he would get me and we would leave and after he dropped me at school he would head to work running heavy machinery bull dozzers ect and when he came home at night i would run out to meet him and the thermos was all ways in hand.when he passed my grand mother gave it to me and i have used it for the last 14 years it is dented and banged up good but it stays hot for more than 24 hours my stepfather uses it now and never leavs home with out it in hand just like my grand father did! when we cut fire wood or go to sell fire wood or even when we just leave the house for any reason it goes where he does.and some time we sit in the woods and share a cup of hot brew from the old st