Why "mistakenly"? The name Artisan (which is Craftsman in French) for the model 136k seems to have been adopted from a Canadian catalog in order to avoid confusion between this model and what most of us now call Craftsman. A good idea, IMO.
It never was. At any point in production history, it was bigger than the Craftsman (mistakenly called an Artisan). Literally bigger when you consider it was 84mm and the Master Craftsman was 91mm. All the US catalogs support this thinking, back to the early 50's. And I suspect earlier.
........... but that page needs LOTS of fixin'...........
Because it's clearly and repeatedly called a Craftsman over *decades* in the known US catalogs.
So I'm not sure how this mistake was made
The later '60s 26 model catalog just changes prices from the above to $18.50 and $16.20 respectively.From the '76 dealer catalog:
I have thought about this before a bit, and it's only a problem now that 1.The world is a global market 2. There are us SAK collectors and enthusiasts around At the time it probably made perfect sense to rename or reuse models
All right - Thanks for all the piccies - GreatAnd I reckon you have answered my question on Craftsman vs Master Craftsman - I never knew the 4 layer 84mm 'Artisan' was called a Craftsman in the US In terms of Wiki changes this look fairly easy to fix for me - .. You are right I would not want to completely restructure the Wiki pages - But these changes would at least partially 'fix' and at least be a big improvement ...Explain that the model that we have listed as the Artisan was known as a Craftsman in the US - This is already there - But we could wordsmith it a bit!Add in the old model numbersAdd in a some more cross references from the 84s to the 91s and vv Add in some more references to the dealer catalogues and names! Maybe put in some Name Disambiguation statements, like we have elsewhere, in the Craftsman/Artisan pages
Wowzers, I never even knew that small '76 Master Craftsman even existed. I imagine they're ridiculously rare.
https://sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=CraftsmanHistory section - If anyone knows better let me know and we'll update