18 "6141" by GRISWOLD ERIE PA. 6-Cup Cake RARE!  This operation was terminated and Willis joined the Reedsville works as a factory superintendent. From Juniata Iron to the Space Age. James Hayes (ca. Later, in 1902, an attempt was made to consolidate the virtually the entire axe industry through formation of the International Axe and Tool Co. See “Possible Axe and Tool Consolidation,” The Age of Steel (Jul 5, 1902) at 33. A replica of MET’s office signage is placed outside the housing agency offices. The great plant was capable of producing 2,000 edge-tools per day, but equipment was removed and the plant was razed in 2012. Fagley (at 37) and Lamond (at 46) discuss the involvement of Joseph Mann in this short-lived attempt. By the 1830’s the more symmetrical broad axes replaced the goosewing axes. “The Mann Axe Works: Pioneers build a factory,” and other titles.  In 1884, another son, William H., joined the business. Two of the Manns – James and Joseph ‒ started new businesses. A historical account of Axemann, including Mann Axe Co.  Also spelled “Hays.”, Loveland Axe Co. (1838-1846)/ R. Loveland Axe Works (1846-1893), Milesburg & Lamar, PA – Reuben Loveland and Thomas Eddy worked for Harvey Mann from 1832-1838. Total weight is 7 lbs. History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania. Axe production at the time was largely a calling of blacksmiths, and the factory was among the first to employ machinery. Kagan, David (2007). , White Axe Co. (1836-1928), Honesdale, PA – established in 1836 by Ezekiel White, an axe factory was built in 1846 by a son, Ephraim, in Seelyville, near Honesdale. The Mill Hall plant was damaged by fire in Sep 1926, and not rebuilt by MET.  In 1881, Robert decided to retire, with management of the Lower Plant entrusted to son Thomas, while Joseph and Alfred operated the Upper Plant. Nearby stands the United Methodist Church, built in 1882 and paid for by Mrs. Mann as tribute to her late husband.. The factory was purchased by Robert at the sheriff’s sale for $6,000, paid for partly by sale of 100 acres of factory-owned land. The plants at Yeagertown and Tyrone were closed as the Trust attempted to reduce overall industry capacity and increase prices. O1 is a general-purpose tool steel that is typically used in applications where alloy steels cannot provide sufficient hardness, strength, and wear resistance.  Brand names included “William Mann Superior” and “William Mann’s Celebrated Axes.” In March 1868, James added a trademarked label (no.  The Upper Plant was renovated and improved, while the Lower Plant was leased for other purposes. Barco Industries (1983-2016+), Reading, PA – established in 1983, Barco acquired Kelly’s dies and brand names in 1987. The overlay method – patented by Harvey Mann in 1862 (no. Robert Mann was born on June 13, 1824, meaning that he was 20 years younger than Harvey and 22 years younger than William Jr. Lamond (at 20) suggests that the Ricker Works was adjacent to the site used for the Lower Plant in Mill Hall (the old Diamond Cement Works), but Fagley (at 21) places it in Lock Haven. Others were producers on a small scale as, for example, local blacksmiths. Just about everywhere you go in PA, you’ll discover some sort of intriguing history. Eddy. The Upper Plant had a capacity of about 800 axes per day and employed 100 men; the Lower Plant made 400 axes per day and employed 65 men; and the Flemington works employed about 30 men, making 300 axes per day. (1851-1880? “County’s axe-making history began in 1835” and other titles. History of Axemann, Centre Co., Pa. Reproductions of Beatty’s labels are in Lamond, Thomas C. (2011). An industrial history of Centre County, 1793-1975. Antique WOOD CRATE "KIRKMAN'S BORAX SOAP" Large Wooden Box "SAVE THE COUPONS", Antique CRANBERRY SCOOP Blueberry Rake BERRY PICKING Primitive Wooden Harvester, Antique MONROE "LIFT-ARM" LIGHTER w/ Working BANNER "SHOCK PROOF" CLOCK Art Deco, Vintage "GRISWOLD CAST IRON GRIDDLE" No 745 Cast Iron 8"x18.5" Skillet HOT PLATE, Antique ALPHABET PUNCH SET Complete Roman Font ABC's in WOOD BOX "HOGGSON BRAND". . Warren and Sager brand names may have continued to be used by Collins after 1958. Being offered for sale AS-FOUND, uncleaned. The story of the Mann Family and their axe-making dynasty. Out of stock, Product Type Fagley, at 17. Antique HEWING BROAD AXE Pennsylvania Pattern DANIEL SIMMONS & CO Handle c.1848, PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR IMPORTANT CONDITION NOTES, Antique "THOMAS IBBOTSON & CO." INFILL BENCH PLANE Rare WOOD TOOL **Has Issues**. Blade is 12-3/8" tall, point -to- point. 2.0 oz.. A brief history of Mill Hall, including Robert Mann Axe Works and the Axe Maker’s Band. The company employed a number of euphemistic names, including “Common Sense Axe,” “Old Reliable,” and “Stub & Twist.”, Axemann & Bellefonte, PA (1825-1892) ‒ Harvey Mann & Son, Reedsville & Yeagertown, PA (1835-1903, 1901-1923) ‒ William Mann Jr. & Sons, Mill Hall, PA (1849-1890, 1891-1926) ‒ Robert Mann & Sons, The Axe Trust ‒ American Axe and Tool Co. (1890-1921), Mann Edge Tool Co. at Lewistown (1893-2003) & Mill Hall, PA (1904-1926) ‒ Joseph R. Mann, Other local and major axe producers in Pennsylvania, Axe producers in Centre, Clinton, and Mifflin Counties, Major Axe Producers and Factories in Pennsylvania (operating after 1900). Early brand labels used by James H. Mann Co. included the “Juniata Axe” and “Blue Juniata.” A fire destroyed the plant in 1911, but it was rebuilt using structural steel. Officers of Mann Edge Tool Co. included Joseph as president and Robert Jr. as secretary. Further downstream was Logan Iron and Steel Co. (now Standard Steel). In 1894, the plant was destroyed by fire, and rebuilt. Wages were only $2.50 to $3 per day, but this was greater than the $1 wage received by local iron furnace workers.  Location was indicated by the wording, “Manufactured Near Lewistown Penna.” James also pioneered use of colorful paper labels. After James died in 1904, his sons operated the plant until 1923, when it was sold to Collins.  About 1834, James Hayes left this employment and set-up a blacksmith shop at Mackeyville on Big Fishing Creek. Handle is 28" long, from top of head. The goosewing axe was brought to Pennsylvania by German settlers and were the earliest hewing axes used in this country.  They were only 23 and 21 years of age. Good/VG antique condition with minor -to- moderate overall wear from normal use over the years but NO breaks or repairs. Copy on file at Pattee Library. William Mann Jr. first arrived in Bellefonte in 1823, and together with his brother Harvey built an axe factory at Boiling Spring on Spring Creek’s Logan Branch. In a series of misfortunate events, Joseph and A.C. were removed by actions of the MET board of directors. 1800-1821), Lemont, PA – mentioned in J. Marvin Lee and other historic accounts of Centre County. Canal History and Technology Proceedings, v16, 1-52 (National Canal Museum, Easton, PA). By 1920, the remaining Manns were no longer with the company that carried their family name. This plant eventually employed 700-800 men. Co. of WV.. A flood in June 1889 destroyed portions of both plants, existing inventory, coal and other supplies. James Whitehill (ca. Mann, at 35. From 1910 to 1960, Plumb products were produced in St. Louis, MO. Early axes were made from two pieces of metal. Another fire at the Lewistown plant occurred on Jan 23, 1910. A high-quality axe, many Norlund hatchets have a distinctive Hudson Bay (“tomahawk”) pattern.
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