Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Challenger Axe Head


By Burgess Tool of Ottawa. Age and manufacture unknown but according to a scan from the Duke, a design based on a 17th C German pattern. Unfortunately no info available on Burgess Tool Company.
 
 
Eric Sloane. A Museum of Early American Tools. Ballantine Books, 1964, 1974.

 
 

1 comment:

tawhatnext said...

I discovered this company today - of course it's already on "Progress is Fine...". I should read more old posts.
A writeup with some history about the "young" firm from the Ottawa Journal, 25 Mar 1950.
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/1803898/burgess-tools-ltd/