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Vintage Cruso Brand Shears - Meaning of "G.C.T." Stamp on Tool? Picture Gallery

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I am researching a vintage pair of tin shears that are sold under the Cruso brand name. This brand was introduced in 1902 and used until the 1920s by Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co., a Chicago hardware dealer (they would later develop the True Value brand. This pair of shears is also stamped "G.C.T." and I am curious as to what this could mean. This could be the subcontractor making the shears, personal owner's initials, a government or military agency, or business that owned them such as a railroad, etc...

The 2nd picture is the Cruso stamp and the 5th picture is the G.C.T. stamp:

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Possibly Greater Chicago Transit=authority? commuter train, street cars etc. Bob
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