Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Vanished shovel makers: Blackcat & Boisvert

Above, a Blackcat 2 shovel that I still use.  Note that the handle is made by splitting the shaft and presumably steaming the two haves apart to form the handgrip.  It's been a long time since anyone made them that way.

Below, my Boisvert.  I suspect it came from Quebec, mais qui sait?

Below, the difference between shovels, scoops and spades. From Trends in International Trade in Nonpowered Hand Tools.  Report to the Committee on Ways and Means.  United States International Trade Commission Publication 1485. February 1984.  

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