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Offline UncleBill

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I just picked up a few old hammers and after a little cleanup I could finally see the logos - Buggy/Carriage.. But I don't know who made that mark.  Anyone know the company that used that logo?

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Re: Tack Hammer with Claw and Buggy Carriage Logo - Anyone know the maker??
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 05:32:21 PM »
Hello, Bill. I have seen similar hammers with the tack claw in the butt end of the handle. Are the stampings identical?? as in done at a factory? Could former owner have done the engraving? Just a guess. Regards, Lou
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Re: Tack Hammer with Claw and Buggy Carriage Logo - Anyone know the maker??
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 05:47:21 PM »
I just measured the stampings and they are identical.  Also it looks pretty original considering they were under a lot of build up from aging gunk as the same as other older tools I have cleaned up. When I purchased them I could barely see a marking and that's why I cleaned them up a bit leaving a lot of the patina on it.


The mystery continues :)

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Re: Tack Hammer with Claw and Buggy Carriage Logo - Anyone know the maker??
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 06:00:53 PM »
Looks  somewhat similar to an Atha I found in search (which is missing the claw).   Atha used a horseshoe logo.   nothing on the carriage/wagon yet. 

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Re: Tack Hammer with Claw and Buggy Carriage Logo - Anyone know the maker??
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 06:12:37 PM »
The carriage mark looks a lot like Fisher Auto Body
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Re: Tack Hammer with Claw and Buggy Carriage Logo - Anyone know the maker??
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2018, 06:14:14 PM »
Hello, Bill. I love the logo, and that would have followed me home!!!!  I'm sure they are original, but may have been done by hand?? Could you please take one more close look at the logos? The roof of the carriage seems arched in one, and flat in the other. I must have too much time on my hands:-) Regards, Lou
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Re: Tack Hammer with Claw and Buggy Carriage Logo - Anyone know the maker??
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2018, 06:26:49 PM »
Wow.  It does look like the Fisher.

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Re: Tack Hammer with Claw and Buggy Carriage Logo - Anyone know the maker??
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2018, 06:34:51 PM »
Perhaps it’s English. Those folks got into some fancy logos.

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Re: Tack Hammer with Claw and Buggy Carriage Logo - Anyone know the maker??
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2018, 07:43:09 PM »
Yep' that is the Fisher Body logo.  Perhaps that hammer was "liberated" from a Fisher Body plant.  What part of the country did you find it in? Around the Detroit area it in not uncommon to find tools marked with auto company "property" marks.


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Re: Tack Hammer with Claw and Buggy Carriage Logo - Anyone know the maker??
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2018, 08:38:37 PM »
I am in Southern California.  I will ask the previous owner if he has any info on it.  Great detective work everyone.

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Re: Tack Hammer with Claw and Buggy Carriage Logo - Anyone know the maker??
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2018, 10:31:00 PM »
He said he bought it locally at a garage sale..

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Re: Tack Hammer with Claw and Buggy Carriage Logo - Anyone know the maker??
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2018, 01:28:19 PM »
if you read this article, Fisher was really big into woodworking...   very possibly theirs, but no other info

http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/f/fisher/fisher.htm

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Re: Tack Hammer with Claw and Buggy Carriage Logo - Anyone know the maker??
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2018, 02:11:53 PM »
Great article.  Thanks.

Who know when these type of hammers were made?  I see a few different brands on Ebay but no dates.

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Re: Tack Hammer with Claw and Buggy Carriage Logo - Anyone know the maker??
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2018, 06:32:43 PM »
Yes, a great article.  My father was a tool and die tradesman worked for GM Fisher Body from 1947 until he retired in 1979. So I'm pretty familiar with the FB Coach Logo.  If you search around the web after "Fisher Body Craftsman Guild" you will see examples of models of that coach that were made by various modelers as well as those made by high school students as part of an annual scholarship competition.
As for tacks and tack hammers... auto bodies has considerable wood in their structures right up into the late 1930's . Upholstery/ interior soft trim was tacked in place.

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Re: Tack Hammer with Claw and Buggy Carriage Logo - Anyone know the maker??
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2018, 07:21:46 PM »
...and wood continued in use in various places in automobiles deep into the 1950s in the U.S., and longer in European cars.