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Snow & Nealley time line

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by rjdankert, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. Heirphoto

    Heirphoto Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    218
    Jun 13, 2007
    I had a later LL Bean Snow ans Nealley that had a large aluminum wedge too, unlike my earlier ones with the large steel wedges.

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  2. jheath

    jheath

    35
    Sep 13, 2016
    FWIW here's that same SN Hudson Bay, cleaned up with a new handle.

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  3. rjdankert

    rjdankert Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    Any chance of documentation for when S&N used aluminum wedges?

    Bob
     
  4. rjdankert

    rjdankert Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    Means nothing, but I have never seen a S&N head with a "ledge" in the eye.

    Anyone?

    Bob
     
  5. rjdankert

    rjdankert Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    Can anyone confirm this?

    Page 1, Post #18: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/946603-Maine-Axes-post-em-up

    Bob
     
  6. rjdankert

    rjdankert Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    Thank you

    Bob
     
  7. rjdankert

    rjdankert Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    Thank you


    Bob
     
  8. rjdankert

    rjdankert Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    Thank You

    Bob
     
  9. serotina

    serotina

    110
    Dec 9, 2005
    Mine from the mid 1980's does not have a ledge in the eye:

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  10. serotina

    serotina

    110
    Dec 9, 2005
    Rehung this one today, so I cut the handle off my other one - it looks more like the one with the step:

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    Here's the steel wedge that came out:

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    I wish I could have gotten it without mangling the edge, but since I won't likely re-use it that's a minor point.
     
  11. rjdankert

    rjdankert Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    I am not saying that axe is not a Snow & Nealley.

    However, in my mind, I don't find it confirmed either.

    Bob
     
  12. rjdankert

    rjdankert Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    A couple more items from the net:

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    Bob
     
  13. rjdankert

    rjdankert Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    More found images

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    Bob
     
  14. 300Six

    300Six

    Aug 29, 2013
    Don't ya love it when someone, who ought to know how simple tools are used, carefully installs the new handle of a froe on backwards.
     
  15. rjdankert

    rjdankert Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    Oh, those silly Maine people. :rolleyes:

    Bob
     
  16. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    Thanks! Bought my S&N Hudson's Bay 3/4 bit in Whitehorse and now it's my only ax.
     
  17. Square_peg

    Square_peg

    Feb 1, 2012
    Maybe he's in Australia.
     
  18. rjdankert

    rjdankert Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    I looked that up and yer right mate.

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    Seems that they were exported that way to Western Australia. Apparently they were quite popular among the jolly swagmen who carried them in their tucker bags. The Aussies, being Aussies, adopted their own name for them. They called them "boomerangs".

    Bob

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!
     
  19. BeardedSteve

    BeardedSteve Basic Member Basic Member

    39
    Oct 29, 2015
    I've posted these in another thread...but these are a few that my Grandfather bought when they closed down in the 90s. He had a friend that called him and told him if he wanted any he had better get some now. Gramps may have used one or two of them (very light scuffing on some) once or twice. Pretty much perfect though. They spent ages in an attic before my father gave them to me. I have a new addition to the pile I got from a yard sale this past summer...small Snow and Nealley hatchet...needs some TLC though. Chips, rust, etc.

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    Here is the hatchet. Only visable stamp is USA

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    Last edited: Nov 25, 2016
  20. Square_peg

    Square_peg

    Feb 1, 2012

    Thanks, Bob. Happy Thanksgiving from Browning, Mt.
     

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