marked No. 672446 Trade Mark, between the word Trade and Mark is the swastika mark. See the following
for information regarding the Buffum Tool Co. and a picture of the item that is up for auction.
Buffum Tool Company
Gustavus A. Buffum, manager of La Crosse Lumber Company of Louisiana, Missouri, was born in Waldo Co. Maine on December 26, 1826. His parents Samuel and Mary Neil Buffum moved to Orono, Maine w he grew to manhood. Samuel, being an experienced lumberman, helped Gustavus to gain an early insight to the lumbering business. In 1853 Gustavus established a trading post at Indian Valley and ran a mule pack between Marysville and the Yuba River. On March 29, 1858 he married Mary B. Washburn, of Livermore, Maine. They went west, settled in Monroe, Wisconsin and worked for his brother- in- law Governor Cadwallader Washburn lumbering on the Mississippi River. In 1860 Gustavus and Mary went to Iowa City, Iowa and started a lumbering business t In 1861 he started another lumbering business in Clinton, Iowa and Lyons, Iowa. In 1873 the yard in Clinton closed and he came with his family to Louisiana, Missouri. He became manager of the Lacrosse Lumber Yard. In 1867 in Lyons, Iowa his wife died. They had... read more