My small collection of pickaxes & mattocks. They hearken back to a day when ground was broken by manpower.
Only two of mine have any manufacturer's identification. One was made by Brades Forge (William Hunt & Sons) in England, a company with a long history that merged with Nash & Tyzack in 1951 to form BNT (which also has a Canadian connection).
Another was made by True Temper in Welland. This Ohio-based company bought out Welland Vale in the 1950's.
|Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary.|
Thomas Allen, Ltd., Toronto, 1960.