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Those goods bore the name and markings representing a specific company or product not normally associated with chopping or the utilization of a chopping tool. Reportedly the death of the last of the Plumbs to manage the company was in By the pictures included only the name of Fayette R.
Like many other major axe and striking tool manufacturers Plumb also provided goods with labels and etchings representing wholesalers.
Val-Test allows smaller wholesale hardware companies to order goods. The project was overseen by Calvin Perry Bascom, who upon completion of construction became general manager of the St.
In the Plumb division of Ames was sold to The Cooper Group who either divested some of the Plumb assets into other areas or sold off whatever remained.
Pocket knives, hand tools, railway locks, and advertising items from Keen Kutter are of interest to many collectors. The "Champion" as most collectors know it was advertised for "expert choppers.
Plumb Catalog dated show the works in and with the name of Jonathan Yerkes only. There were numerous items produced which have cross collectibility.
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After Shapleigh acquired the Keen Kutter trademark it was modified by replacing the "E. Axes with a star mark as well as some other symbol markings on some examples suggests they were made for the export and possibly Pickup podcast online dating Australian market.
The broad line was generally referred to as striking tools. Actually Jonathan Yerkes initially disposed of his holdings in the company to his brother Edward A.
The extent of the overlap is unknown but believed to have been necessary until at least all the stock that included the name Yerkes was depleted.
Production of Plumb files may have been discontinued by that time. It appears they also hired him to give demonstrations or at least make guess appearances.
The parent company was still the Cooper Group in at which time they continued to provide some hammers and some hatchets but Plumb axes are no longer made. Also during the s limited use of the Keen Kutter trademark was authorized for a line of pocket knives distributed by Frost Cutlery Co.
Two years later he formed a partnership with an established hammer manufacturer by the name of Jonathan Yerkes.