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Anyone familiar with this mark?

Postby knife7knut » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:03 pm

Picked this little gem up today at my favorite antique shop for $2. Still in the process of cleaning but I did find a mark on it. There is a circle with the letters P.S. and something after that (pitted) and on the bottom of the circle the word Guaranteed. In the middle of the circle is a fist clenching a tool and the word Tools under it.
I don't normally buy pruning shears but this one is about half the size of a standard pair. Anyone ever seen that particular logo? I'm going to try posting it on the Garage Journal website to see if anyone has seen the logo.
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Re: Anyone familiar with this mark?

Postby knife7knut » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:12 pm

UPDATE! Mystery is solved! A little more gentle scraping yielded the rest of the stamp: P.S.&W. or Peck,Stow,& Wilcox or as it is more familiarly known: PEXTO.
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Re: Anyone familiar with this mark?

Postby FRJ » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:45 am

PEXTO ..... A great old name in tools that no one knows about anymore. They were/are second to none. ::nod::
I have several of their so marked tools. Good early USA made tools.
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Re: Anyone familiar with this mark?

Postby philco » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:55 am

Ray you find the coolest stuff. 8) ::tu::
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Re: Anyone familiar with this mark?

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:16 pm

Thanks Ray. "Pexto" is a new one for me.
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Re: Anyone familiar with this mark?

Postby Colonel26 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:06 pm

That’s a new name for me too. But they sure look like well made shears.
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Re: Anyone familiar with this mark?

Postby knife7knut » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:51 pm

PEXTO makes a lot of metal forming tools.
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Re: Anyone familiar with this mark?

Postby DM11 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:44 pm

Pexto made good tools. Cant remember if I have any of their adjustable wrenches. May have some pliers? ::hmm::
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Re: Anyone familiar with this mark?

Postby deo-pa » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:11 pm

The company's roots go back to the 18th Century. Here is a short history of Pexto:
http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=2721.

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