Photos Plumb head ?

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small PLUMB head. no stamping just whats left of the sticker. any information on this head? Looks like a " Voyageurs"
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Did cooper tool close the Plumb factory?
I thought Plumb tools were still made in the plumb factory, but I never looked into it.
Reportedly the death of the last of the Plumbs to manage the company was in 1959. The management details are a bit sketchy for the next decade but in 1971 the Plumb Company was acquired by the Ames Co. The Ames Co. had been acquired in 1955 by Bernhard McDonough, a major businessman headquartered in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Indications are that after 1971 production by the Plumb division consisted of axes, hatchets, hammers and sledges. Production of Plumb files may have been discontinued by that time. The broad line was generally referred to as striking tools. For a time production was in Monroe, North Carolina and then Parkersburg, WV. In turn the name Plumb was then noted as part of a brand printed on labels and in advertisements along with “AMES, A McDonough Company”. In 1981 the Plumb division of Ames was sold to The Cooper Group who either divested some of the Plumb assets into other areas or sold off whatever remained.

The time frame and diversity has yet to be defined but reliable information reveals that sometime in the 1970s and/or 1980s some Plumb axes were being manufactured by the Mann Edge Tool Co. of Lewistown, PA. http://www.yesteryearstools.com/Yesteryears Tools/Plumb Co..html
 
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Reportedly the death of the last of the Plumbs to manage the company was in 1959. The management details are a bit sketchy for the next decade but in 1971 the Plumb Company was acquired by the Ames Co. The Ames Co. had been acquired in 1955 by Bernhard McDonough, a major businessman headquartered in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Indications are that after 1971 production by the Plumb division consisted of axes, hatchets, hammers and sledges. Production of Plumb files may have been discontinued by that time. The broad line was generally referred to as striking tools. For a time production was in Monroe, North Carolina and then Parkersburg, WV. In turn the name Plumb was then noted as part of a brand printed on labels and in advertisements along with “AMES, A McDonough Company”. In 1981 the Plumb division of Ames was sold to The Cooper Group who either divested some of the Plumb assets into other areas or sold off whatever remained.

The time frame and diversity has yet to be defined but reliable information reveals that sometime in the 1970s and/or 1980s some Plumb axes were being manufactured by the Mann Edge Tool Co. of Lewistown, PA. http://www.yesteryearstools.com/Yesteryears Tools/Plumb Co..html
great info! this sticker certainly says AMES etc. so its between 71 and 81 is what I'll go with on age.
 
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