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Old Shovel - basic farm equipment


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Old 07-20-2010, 04:43:58 PM
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hello all, what can you tell me about this very interesting old shovel that I found at a barn sale. Looks to be pretty old and very well made. I have never seen one with the wood handle formed into an "S" shape going into the blade. The blade appears to be made of two pieces steel (forge ?) welded together. Any Idea how old this might be? The only markings are a "J" within a diamond figure and a "2" stamped on the blade shank.

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I have the same shovel. My shovel has an emblem on it that says WOOD SHOVEL & TOOL COMPANY. Thats all I know about the shovel though

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There's one thing missing, the drink holder.
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Check this out.
http://www.google.com/patents?id=-N5...OMPANY&f=false
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I have one similar to that out in the building somewhere, but never really gave it much thought about being all that rare.

I may have to dig it out again one of these days.....
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Thanks Neil, wow! I never thought that I'd get a desertation on the metalurgy of shovel blades... real interesting info. My shovel sure seem to fit the patent description. Not too old, 1920's , gee I was hoping that it was the shovel that Mr. Washington used to plant the cherry tree.
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I used to work in an hardware store as a kid and I have replaced handles in shovels that looked like this. We use to call this a double bend Dee handle. Merton
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