Items available for Education Loans from The Davistown 07-Aug-
Tools
Ice chopper and scoop 101312T13
10" long, 2 1/4" wide, 2" tall
signed "NORTH BROS. MFG. CO. PHILA. PAT APR 8 1884"
Hermann Albrecht was issued patent 295,501, which he assigned to the American Machine
Company of Philadelphia. The North Brothers bought them out in 1892.
(http://www.google.com/patents/US296501?pg=PA2&dq=apr+8+1884+ice&hl=en&sa=X&ei=b
W19UKaFKMnJtAbxkYHQDw&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=apr%208%201884%20ice
Ice tongs 8314T9
14 3/4" long, 6 3/4" wide
signed "SOUTHERN ICE & UTILITIES COMPANY"
SubCategor Knives
Bill hook 12812T2
16 3/4" long, 3" long blade with 5" hook, 5 1/2" long handle
signed "RUBINO" "NETRO"
This brush hook or machete is made with one casting and the hook is protruding from the
handle. Rubino Netro is an Italian maker.
Carriage-makers' body knife 30911T5
17" long, 5 1/2" long handles, 2 1/2" x 1" cutter
signed "J. R. WESTON" twice on one side and "G. ELLISON" twice on the adjacent side
Both signatures may be owners' marks.
Knife 31611T2
9" long, 4 3/4" long by 1/2" wide blade
signed "W. WEBSTER"
W. Webster is listed in DATM (Nelson 1999) as working in Brockton, MA in 1872.
Knife 31811T15
4 3/8" long, 2 1/8" long and 5/8" wide and 1/16" thick blade
signed "BARTLETT & BUT___" "HARVARD WOR___" and "SHEFIELD"
The manufacturer's mark is partially hidden under the handle. This knife might be used for
shucking clams.
Knife 31311T5
11" long, 6" long x 1 1/8" wide blade
signed "L. D. LOTHROP" "GLOUCESTER" "MASS."
This company is listed as a manufacturer of fishing apparatus and tools, such as knives, used to
make tackle, in "Participation of the United States in the International Fisheries Exhibition,
held at Bergen, Norway, 1898" by Jospeh Collins.

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