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Forum topic by Makarov posted 376 days ago 442 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Makarov

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376 days ago

I bought a large and rust covered chisel.

The previous owner stamped JS over the engraved manufacturers markings making it very difficult to read but with the aid of google I found someone who had posted about a similar chisel.

the Chisel reads

B.O.A.MANF’D FOR
HONEYMAN HARDWARE CO

Honeyman hardware was the biggest hardware/sporting goods dealer in Portland Oregon from the late 1800s into the 1950s

My question is does anyone know who B.O.A. is

thanks

Eric

-- "Complexity is easy; Simplicity is difficult." Georgy Shragin Designer of ppsh41 sub machine gun


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crank49

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#1 posted 376 days ago

Bank of America. . . maybe not.

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TobyC

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#2 posted 376 days ago

I don’t know.

There is a UK company but I don’t think they’re related.

-- Cigarettes and squirrels are completely harmless until you put one in your mouth and light it up.

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Loren

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#3 posted 376 days ago

Maybe “best of all”.

Back in old days, not all tool steel was guaranteed
or warranted and if it was it said so and you’d pay
more for it.

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Makarov

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#4 posted 376 days ago

Thanks, guess I will clean it up and do something with it

-- "Complexity is easy; Simplicity is difficult." Georgy Shragin Designer of ppsh41 sub machine gun

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