Fayette R Plumb Signed Autograf Half Hatchet Axe Tool

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 08, 2009
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Fayette R Plumb Signed Autograf Half Hatchet Axe Tool

The Hatchet axe was recently obtained from an estate sale, and appears to have been well cared for, exact age is unknown.

I believe this is an early Plumb Half hatchet axe, made by the Fayette R. Plumb Inc. Company out of Bridesburg or Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , that was in operation from the 1880’s through 1964.

This hatchet I believe was referred to as the Signature series, not sure of era.

The hatchet axe is stamped on the side of the head PLUMB in a rectangle outline trade mark and a Plumb label on top of it ---- most of the Plumb label has faked off. The handle is labeled Autograf Tools , and signed Fayette R. Plumb.

The hatchet head is 6 7/16" wide, with a blade wide of 3 3/8", the hatchet has a round neck and poll that is 1 1/4” in dim.

The overall length is 13 1/2" from the top of the head to the end of the handle, and weighs approx. 1 lb. 12 ozs.

The hatchet is in good condition . The blade shows little sharpening, I touched it up a little. As with the vintage of the hatchet t is some light normal wear, some discoloration on head, and a few dings, scratches and finish rubs on handle --- not sure if it was made with a hole in the handle or not – but t is one, all as noted from
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