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montgomalex

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Hi, I am restoring a Whitehouse axe. The stamp shows Whitehouse Bros Cannock, my question is - is this the same company as Whitehouse & sons or Hedgehog tools? The design seems to be the colliers axe, weight 2lb. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Thanks Andy, I found that information which is really interesting - just saw no mention of 'bros' anywhere.
Do the 8's stamped on it mean anything or would that be to personalise or identify?
Thanks
 

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montgomalex":6mnnjkug said:
Thanks Andy, I found that information which is really interesting - just saw no mention of 'bros' anywhere.
Do the 8's stamped on it mean anything or would that be to personalise or identify?
Thanks
They are too untidy to have been done by the maker. Probably one of a set issued from the stores and recorded on chit.
 

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I seem to remember the Whitehouse brand as the top quality range in the 1980s and poss 90s of panel beating hammers and counterparts (bicks?)? - not cheap and from memory with lovely octagon shaped hickory handles with a red or green painted end - so according to the links above, this must be after their Sheffield then Leeds moves. I don't think a huge amount of vehicle hand panel beating goes on these days?
 
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