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Was wondering if anybody was familiar with a axe stamped with 2 diamonds 2nd one with a date 1909 not sure of word in first diamond I'll attach a picture.
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Hello I have the same axe it's stamped HUB in first diamond & mine is 1909. Someone told me this was made for Hubbard ya dware Co. PA & it was manufactured by AA&T Co.
 
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Hello I have the same axe it's stamped HUB in first diamond & mine is 1909. Someone told me this was made for Hubbard ya dware Co. PA & it was manufactured by AA&T Co.

That was HUBBARD & Co. Pittsburgh Pa sorry
 
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Researching Hubbard and Co. I found they were in business from 1902 - 1966 so your date precedes this so they may have had another co. Prior so yours may not be HUB.
 
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Researching Hubbard and Co. I found they were in business from 1902 - 1966 so your date precedes this so they may have had another co. Prior so yours may not be HUB.
Hubbard & Co was divided into 2 entities before joining AA&TCo . Only axe making divisions got involved in the Trust.
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https://archive.org/details/HubbardToolCatalog1959/page/n2/mode/1up?view=theater
https://historicpittsburgh.org/islandora/object/pitt:US-QQS-MSS93/viewer

Historical Sketch of the Hubbard Company (1843-c1958)​


Hubbard and Company supplied products to the railroad, communications and electrical industries across the United States, from the company's beginning in 1843 through 1958. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Hubbard became a prominent supplier to these young industries, especially the electrical industry. Hubbard became a leading supplier of electrical distribution devices including pole line hardware and distribution specialties. Originally known as the Hubbard Brothers Company, the company was located at Water and Short Streets in Pittsburgh and began in 1843 with the manufacture of cross-cut and circular saws. The business continued at this location for 27 years until the company moved to Dinwiddle Street, in 1870. In later years, the company moved its offices to 6301 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a site adjacent to the company's main production plant. By 1870 the company name had changed to Hubbard, Bakewell, and Lippincott. Their product line expanded to include shovels, spades, axes and railroad track tools such as hammers, sledges, and hinges. By 1880 the company moved to 46th Street, and Hubbard and Company came into existence when Bakewell and Lippincott withdrew from the partnership.

With John Hubbard's retirement from the company around 1900, the management of the company's production was divided between brothers John W. Hubbard (1864-1947), who led the production of shovels, and Charles W. Hubbard, who led the production of axes. From 1900 until his death in 1947, John W. Hubbard expanded the company's production, opening plants at other locations (to answer greater demands for their equipment). Hubbard opened plants in Cicero, Illinois (1919), Niles, Ohio (1923), Oakland, California (1924). Sales and distribution offices were also maintained at these plant locations, and also included New York City, Kansas City, Missouri, Havana, Cuba and Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Hubbard and Company developed specialty divisions and distributed products from other companies, such as the Chance Company of Centralia, Missouri, and Copperweld Products of Pittsburgh and Rankin (Allegheny County), Pennsylvania. In 1909, Pierce Specialty Company of Elkhart, Indiana, was purchased and moved to Pittsburgh. Initially a separate section, Pierce Specialty eventually formed Hubbard's Electrical Materials Division in 1913. In 1950 Hubbard and Company added a new division, Hubbard Aluminum Products Company (HAPCo), which specialized in the design and production of aluminum street lighting poles and fixtures.

Hubbard and Company was sold to Charles H. Dyson in 1954 and became part of the Dyson Corporation. The sale of the company to Dyson in 1954 was mired in litigation four years after the date of sale over concerns of improprieties concerning the sale the company. The dispute involved the daughter and stepdaughter of John W. Hubbard, who owned the full shares of the company. The family dispute and eventual litigation ultimately brought about the company's demise.
 
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Thank you very interesting. The date on mine is 1906 which coincides with co. Date of service & I'm about %98 it says HUB
 
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Like this one (not mine)?:
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Only company I could find with a HUB brand:
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Brooks, Baldwin, & Robbins were in business prior to 1900, but I am not sure what you have.


Bob
The dates stamped on <HUB> axes seen to fall in between 1889 and 1921. It makes me think it had to be one of AA&TCo companies.
 
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