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    Smile Old LL Bean Hatchet


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    Anyone know who made these old hatchets? The one I bought has a really nice feel to it, a sharp blade and a great haft. Take a look:









    Any Thoughts? Got it for $9.

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    The profile of the head reminds me of an old Norlund hatchet I had.

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    The Hudson's Bay pattern was made by several U.S. companies, including Collins.

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    Thanks. So it is in the Hudson's bay pattern? Any makers in Maine?

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    Snow and Nealley.

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    Snow and Nealley used to make LL Bean Axes and Hatchets. I do not know the time frames of their models.
    Last edited by zman308; 07-27-2008 at 05:28 PM.

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    do you know how old it is?

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    just did a search,and I think zman and Mr.Linton are right.
    check out this site-
    www.lehmans.com/jump.jsp?itemType=PRODUCT&itemID=4535

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    Age of Hatchet - No Idea

    Looks to be 50+ years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zman308 View Post
    Snow and Nealley used to make LL Bean Axes and Hatchets. I do not know the time frames of their models.
    I too was curious who made them
    My guess on the time frame would be 40's- 50's
    Whenever the "camping" peak hit
    With all the Coleman stoves and lanterns and cheap red 2 cell plastic Ray-O-Vac flashlights
    Maybe that was 60's??
    The success of Bean's business strategy is reflected in the increase in profits between 1924 and the 1960s. In 1924, the company had been operating for 12 years, had twenty-four employees on its payroll and posted $135,000 in sales for the year. In 1937, sales of $1 million were recorded. By 1950, the company had more than 100 employees and achieved sales of nearly $2 million. By 1964, sales reached $3 million and profits were $70,000. However, despite the considerable profits, Bean was opposed to expansion, fearing that his customers would dislike change and its implied loss of personal customer service.





    http://www.bookrags.com/biography/leon-leonwood-bean/

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