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This history information was obtained from the EAIA Directory of American Toolmakers book which you can
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Bridgeport Hardware Mfg. Co out of Bridgeport, CT start date around 1899 still trying to find the
date information on this company.
They made axes, combination tools, hammers and screwdrivers and the company used a variety of marks with
different combinations of jully spelled out or abbreviated (including "BPT" for Bridgeport) words. Some marks add city, brand
name, USA, etc.
The company used the brand names TOMAHAWK and BABY TERRIER. Their axes and hammers are primarily types used
for box/crate work. One screwdriver reported had both this name and a Stanley Mark on it, so they may have been a Stanley
supplier at one time. Their combination tools are the type with a hollow handle that holds an assortment of types of bits,
screwdrivers, etc. Some marks cited "CORP." vs. "CO.", problably a later year variation
It seems that Cooper Industries bought this company sometime ago.
I did find some information on this company under the Bridgeport trademark at the trademark office it reads:
Goods and Services
IC 008. US 023. G & S: [ IMPLEMENTS WITHOUT POWER DRIVE TO BE BORNE IN THE HAND WHILE USED-NAMELY, SCRATCH AWLS, AXES,
BOX OPENERS AND SCRAPERS, CARTON OPENERS, BOX CHISELS, COLD CHISELS, WOOD CHISELS, CRATE OPENERS, HAMMERS, AUTO HAMMERS, HATCHETS,
DOUBLE END WRENCHES, NAIL PULLERS, NAIL SETS,NUT DRIVERS, PIPE WRENCHES, PLIERS, CENTER PUNCHES, SOLID PUNCHES, PUTTY KNIVES,
RADIO REPAIR IMPLEMENTS, COPING SAWS, HAND HELD HACK SAWS, SCRAPING KNIVES ], SCREW DRIVERS, [ METAL SNIPS, TIRE REPAIRING
INSTRUMENTS, TOMAHAWKS, TROWELS, ADJUSTABLE WRENCHES, BOX HEAD WRENCHES, WRENCH SETS AND ASSORTMENTS, AND SPARK PLUG WRENCHES
]. FIRST USE: 19280000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19280000
Mark Drawing Code
(5) WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS IN STYLIZED FORM
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