Ancient rare antique vaughan pardoe - co. Union, maine 1840 - 1868 found in a rural area in northern Maine. It's wrought iron and manufactured steel. Were known for their manufacturers of quality tools.Steel is these old tools hold an edge better than today's steel. This slick would be used by a wood framer, carpenter, or shipbuilder. It is one of those brands that are not on the market very often and are found in the collections of museums or collections of tool collectors, very rare. The pardoe-co vaughan tools can be found in the collections of the davistown museum in the maine. I've been collecting tools for over 27 years. I've never used or sharpened the edge, but does at some point in his life seem that someone started, but never finished. It seems that it still has the original vanguard that has 3 small chips. Sharpening will be left to the new owners wish. The blade is 3 1/5 wide.
Measures; 26 long with handle and blade. Stamped; pardoe-co,co,'s union, justified.In all my years being and selling tools is the one and only vaughan pardoe co. Tool I've never met. That's why it's been in my collection for so long and I'll probably never see another one. The story; in June 1843 an iron foundry was established at south union, in the maine.
Here are made all kinds of country castings. In August 1844, business began in the vaughan and pardoe edge tool factory. The production of vaughn and pardoe on-board tools coincides with the peak shipbuilding period in the nearby waldoboro Customs District. Professionally cleaned without any chemicals and sand blasting.This smooth tool is in excellent working condition and ready to use after a new cutting edge. Excellent condition proportional to age being a very primitive piece. Perfect for the collector of antique tools of rare quality, user, man-cave décor, etc. No rust, breakage, holes, cracks at all. These are very rare in size to find and in this fine condition, the wooden handle has a missing piece of wood on the end. This ship is under insurance. Info; davistown museum, history of the city of union, maine.
The style is primitive and ancient.