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Plumb Boy's Axe marked on reverse

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by the-accumulator, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. the-accumulator

    the-accumulator

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    Jan 24, 2008
    I have a Plumb Boy's Axe marked on reverse in script (but to faint to easily read and impossible to photograph) with what appears to be"Russ Pollard". It is stamped in the steel at the poll and under the applied finish, so I doubt that it was added after it was manufactured by an owner to identify ownership. All the letters were obviously stamped at the same time, although the stamping is deeper on the left and more shallow and faint on the right. I do believe it was stamped into the metal while it was hot. Nothing comes up when I google it. Maybe I have misread the letters?? Any ideas? Thanks, TA
     
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  2. the-accumulator

    the-accumulator

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    Jan 24, 2008
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  3. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    It would be interesting to know the story behind it.
    http://www.yesteryearstools.com/Yesteryears Tools/Plumb Co..html
    "Some etched hatchets appear to be examples that were used primarily as advertisements or were possibly promotional in nature while. Others suggest that they were commissioned by a company as a commemorative gift for an individual; perhaps someone who was retiring."
     
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  4. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
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  5. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Well, it is Photobucket after all.

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  6. the-accumulator

    the-accumulator

    116
    Jan 24, 2008
    If Plumb was known to have made special order axes with somebody's name stamped on the reverse, I could believe that would explain why this one exists.
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2019
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