Sunday, October 27, 2013

Pick Axes & Mattocks

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

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