LumberJocks

Chisel trademark stumper

  • Advertise with us

« back to Hand Tools forum

Forum topic by Woodiewannabe posted 02-29-2016 03:19 PM 727 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Woodiewannabe's profile

Woodiewannabe

43 posts in 339 days


02-29-2016 03:19 PM

Topic tags/keywords: chisel trademark logo

I picked these up recently but am stumped by the logos.
The first is plain, but I can’t find anything about the maker, W. C. Co.
The Second I feel like I have seen before, but it is too faded for me to distinguish it.
Any thoughts? Feel free to respond with photos of your own or possible stumpers as well!


11 replies so far

View Rick M's profile

Rick M

7902 posts in 1840 days


#1 posted 02-29-2016 11:04 PM

The first is probably a hardware store. Store branding was a pretty common thing in the 1800’s – early 1900’s; still is. The second does look familiar but I don’t know it, sorry.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

View MikeB_UK's profile

MikeB_UK

42 posts in 494 days


#2 posted 03-01-2016 05:19 PM

I’d assume the “W. C Co cast steel” is the marker for tungsten carbide-cobalt steel not a maker brand

-- I've worked out how to sharpen, now how do you get blood out of pine?

View HokieKen's profile

HokieKen

1735 posts in 598 days


#3 posted 03-01-2016 05:35 PM



I d assume the “W. C Co cast steel” is the marker for tungsten carbide-cobalt steel not a maker brand

- MikeB_UK

WC/Co is normally Tungsten Carbide/Cobalt but to the best of my knowledge, it can’t be cast effectively due to wide difference in melting points of the elements. I’d say that’s probably a maker mark, but darned if I know for sure.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

View Rick M's profile

Rick M

7902 posts in 1840 days


#4 posted 03-01-2016 05:58 PM

Edit: try Washington Cutlery Co.
I don’t have time to verify if that is their mark but you can check and see.

I tried enhancing the pics. It’s W.C. Co., as in W.C. Company.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile

Smitty_Cabinetshop

13712 posts in 2078 days


#5 posted 03-01-2016 06:57 PM

Could the second one be remnants of a Butcher logo?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

View Woodiewannabe's profile

Woodiewannabe

43 posts in 339 days


#6 posted 03-01-2016 07:14 PM



Could the second one be remnants of a Butcher logo?

- Smitty_Cabinetshop

That is what I thought possible, but I can’t find a good example to compare it to. The butcher arrow that I am more familiar with Is much different.

View Woodiewannabe's profile

Woodiewannabe

43 posts in 339 days


#7 posted 03-01-2016 09:16 PM

W. C. Co. Or Washington cutlery co. Later became Village Blacksmith. I have yet to find a match on the logo. Thanks Rick for that connection.

View Woodiewannabe's profile

Woodiewannabe

43 posts in 339 days


#8 posted 04-28-2016 04:09 AM

I have come across another stumper.
It has an anvil with “trade” and “mark” on the left and right sides, with “warranted” stamped underneath. It looks like here may be initials in the center of the anvil, possibly “Q” “T”

View daddywoofdawg's profile

daddywoofdawg

1010 posts in 1034 days


#9 posted 04-28-2016 08:47 AM

Take a rubbing of the ones your not sure of they seem to show up better when there hard to read

View robscastle's profile

robscastle

3390 posts in 1664 days


#10 posted 04-28-2016 09:12 AM

Send a PM to Summerfi he will possibly be able to give you an answer supported by knowledge of logos.

Bob Summerfield is an expert in this sort of detective work.

-- Regards Robert

View CO_Goose's profile

CO_Goose

120 posts in 1250 days


#11 posted 05-01-2016 03:10 AM

Also Post them in the “Let’s Talk Chisels” thread. Lots of smart people there.

-- Just making sawdust

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com