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Forum topic by Woodiewannabe posted 10-06-2016 03:24 AM 477 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-06-2016 03:24 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wood chisels makers marks tool steel gouge trademark logo blade carving tool chisel butcher witherby fulton keen kutter stanley ohio tool co swan douglass mfg co addis marples w c co ward ward and payne essex mfg co buck brothers charles buck underhill l i j white sampson union hardware sorby greenlee reliance g i mix lakeside charlton pexto p s w jennings griffin barton sheaf works j t dodge hubbard spear jackson winchester hudson forge co

Hello All, I don’t know about any of you, but I run across lots of wood chisels with unfamiliar or faded (often both) maker’s marks (m.m.)/trademarks. I’ve spent hours trying to research who made what and when and with what mark – with a lot of success – but still leaving an incomplete picture. For instance, some of you may recal a post and picture of a chisel of mine in another related forum topic. It had an anvil logo that was fading, leaving m.m. indecipherable. Loads of research produced nothing until months later I found a chisel on eBay with the complete m.m., and I was able to go from there. Learning about vintage hand tools in general, and chisels in particular has been a joy -and at times an obsession- for me. What I hope to accomplish with this forum topic is to eliminate some of the unnecessary time it takes to decipher a faded m.m. in order to free up that time for productive research. I hope to do this by compiling a simple photographical database of complete m.m. to be used as reference points for those who inquire, be it myself or another. What I am not attempting to accomplish in this topic is to compile a history of the different edge tool companies or a dating system for the different m.m. I realize that some of this may come as a result of accumulating such a database, but I would like to keep it simple at the start. Feel free to send me a p.m. with such info if you feel so inclined. If you want to participate in this endeavor, all I ask at this point is that comments be kept separate from photographical posts, and that such photo posts include only a brief caption as to the maker. I’m thinking pre-1940 chisels here. I am open to advice and suggestions, so if you have something to add please send me a p.m.
Thanks, and enjoy!


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#1 posted 10-06-2016 03:25 AM

So much for separating paragraphs…sorry for the jumbled mess!

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#2 posted 10-06-2016 03:44 AM

Buck Brothers

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#3 posted 10-06-2016 03:48 AM

W. Butcher
Cast Steel

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#4 posted 10-06-2016 03:53 AM

P. S. & W. Co. Guaranteed

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#5 posted 10-06-2016 04:02 AM

Washington Cutlery Company, later Village Blacksmith

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#6 posted 10-06-2016 04:03 AM

L. & I. J. White

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#7 posted 10-06-2016 04:06 AM

Reliance, Youngstown Ohio

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#8 posted 10-06-2016 04:08 AM

Essex Mfg. Co.

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#9 posted 10-06-2016 04:11 AM

TH Witherby…..Karpenter

FULTON….says so right on the socket..

New Haven Edge Tool Co.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#10 posted 10-06-2016 04:53 AM

Like this one?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#11 posted 10-06-2016 03:26 PM

Classic Witherby tm…love it! I don’t like how they often put it on the bottom of the chisel though.

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#12 posted 10-09-2016 05:48 AM

I say go for it and have a great time

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#13 posted 10-27-2016 07:08 PM

Hubbard manufacturing company.

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#14 posted 10-27-2016 07:11 PM

Isaac Greaves Cast Steel

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