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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:41 pm
by rarefish383
New_Windsor_NY wrote:
Bfeldman wrote:New Windsor-That’s definitely a lineman’s Hatchet so it would make sense that your dad picked it up when he worked as a lineman. Stanley made a lot of them for Bell and I believe that those all have a Bell Systems stamp on the opposite side. I wonder if yours has a stamp on the reverse.
It is/was definitely stamped BELL SYSTEM. It appears that someone tried to "erase" it. You can still make out enough of the lettering to know what it says/said. I'm sure there's a good story in there somewhere. It's a shame I don't nor will I ever know what it was. ::dang::
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My first thought was why any idiot would try and hide the bell logo. Then I tried to think like I was using it many years ago. First, back then it was just a tool, probably in the company tool kit. All the gouges are on the flat, I bet someone was using it as a hammer too. Why carry an extra couple pounds around, when the company hatchet works just fine, and he wanted a wider striking surface than the skinny poll? :)

Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:26 pm
by Bfeldman
That could be it. I guess we will never know, which I believe gives you the right to make up any story you like about that hatchet.

Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:18 pm
by carrmillus
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:39 pm
by rarefish383
Haven't posted any new ones for a while. Picked up two at an auction the other day. A nice Plumb double, and a Pennsylvania Rail Road. Don't know who the maker of the PRR is.

Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:42 pm
by rarefish383
Here's the pics.

Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:44 pm
by rarefish383
If you click on the pic it will enlarge and turn it upright so you can see the PRR stamp, Joe.

Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:24 pm
by Bfeldman
Those are nice looking axes. I picked up a few recently. Including a Marlbes camp Axe with the original (although cracked) handle. I’ll post pictures soon.