Plumb axe dating

plumb axe dating

How to tell the age of a plumb axe?

Re: Age of Plumb Axe? white vinegar for 24 hours should darken the tempered edge. I put the age somewhere in the 50s probably. Great example. Chop the handle off and drive it out from the bottom. The head should be set down on the shoulder of the haft.

What to do with my old Plumb axe?

Wonder if your Plumb axe was once a piece of military hardware. Only answer I can find for MMCO is Maintenance Material Control Officer. I would try to save and reuse the haft on it as it looks like there is plenty to work with since the head was never seated properly down on the shoulder.

Why is there a stamp on a plumb axe?

Another theory suggests that the stamping related to the time frame in which the axe was made or even the importer/distributor but as yet no verification of that explanation has been discovered. Marking and labels used on hatchets made by Plumb and under the Plumb name after the company changed hands.

What color is the plumb anchor on this axe?

The Plumb Anchor Brand was depicted on axes in a number of ways. Some of the etchings had the color red applied within the background area, some were just plain metal or completely black as the head was originally painted. Paper labels similar to the facsimile on the right were introduced after the name Plumb Champion was retired.

Are plumb axes and hatchets marked?

Many of the etched hatchets and axes were sold through major hardware wholesalers but a significant number of the Plumb made tools were not marked as such. They bore only the mark of the distributor. Less known are axes and hatchets with special etchings.

When were the first Plumb axes made?

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.

Why is there a stamp on a plumb axe?

Another theory suggests that the stamping related to the time frame in which the axe was made or even the importer/distributor but as yet no verification of that explanation has been discovered. Marking and labels used on hatchets made by Plumb and under the Plumb name after the company changed hands.

What color is the plumb anchor on this axe?

The Plumb Anchor Brand was depicted on axes in a number of ways. Some of the etchings had the color red applied within the background area, some were just plain metal or completely black as the head was originally painted. Paper labels similar to the facsimile on the right were introduced after the name Plumb Champion was retired.

How to tell the age of a plumb axe?

Re: Age of Plumb Axe? white vinegar for 24 hours should darken the tempered edge. I put the age somewhere in the 50s probably. Great example. Chop the handle off and drive it out from the bottom. The head should be set down on the shoulder of the haft.

Was the plumb Anchor brand on axes?

Facsimile of Liberty label as it was used on actual axes. Facsimile of Liberty label as it appeared in some distributor’s catalogs. The Plumb Anchor Brand was depicted on axes in a number of ways.

Is this the Plumb’s scout Axe re-branded as a scout axe?

​ ​This ​ ​appears ​ ​to ​ ​be ​ ​Plumb’s ​ ​hunter ​ ​axe re-branded​ ​into ​ ​the ​ ​Scout ​ ​Axe. ​ ​Note ​ ​the ​ ​squared ​ ​edges ​ ​of ​ ​the ​ ​poll ​ ​similar ​ ​to ​ ​a ​ ​Dayton pattern​ ​full ​ ​sized ​ ​single ​ ​bit.

Why is there a stamp on a plumb axe?

Another theory suggests that the stamping related to the time frame in which the axe was made or even the importer/distributor but as yet no verification of that explanation has been discovered. Marking and labels used on hatchets made by Plumb and under the Plumb name after the company changed hands.

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