Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by rarefish383 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:41 pm

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? :)

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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by Bfeldman » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:26 pm

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.

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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by carrmillus » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:18 pm

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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by rarefish383 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:39 pm

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.

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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by rarefish383 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:42 pm

Here's the pics.
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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by rarefish383 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:44 pm

If you click on the pic it will enlarge and turn it upright so you can see the PRR stamp, Joe.

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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by Bfeldman » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:24 pm

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.

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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by Paladin » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:29 pm

Guys,
I picked up the hatchet shown in the photos in a batch of stuff I recently acquired. It is an AMOSKEAG from the 1860s. Now I don't collect hatchets and I'd love to send it along to someone who does have interest. It will be a booger to pack and mail but I'll get 'er done.
I'll take $110, mail in the USA included.

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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by samb1955 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:38 am

rarefish383 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:41 pm
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::
Click To Enlarge.
(Original Post Near Top Of This Page)
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? :)
Someone may have stole it and wanted to cover up where it came from.

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Re: Anyone Collect Axes & Hatchets?

Post by Berryb » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:10 pm

They beat on the side to tighten the head to keep it from flyin'' off the handle. I've seen a lot of axes with the same damage. When you're sittin' on the back of a truck and all of the wedges are in the shop you do what you can.
Bruce

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