It is a lengthy post full of very valuable information. This company is very difficult, with all the organization changes, moves, people involved, long time line, etc. So Kelly Compay has a long Tkol history thru the axe years. It appears and depending on what you read in books, online, catalogs, etc it will vary, trust me that the Kelly Axe got started in the mid s - pretty much in line with our other main companies we have talked about.

Again, depending on your reference, this will vary. From what I can tell though, the axes Cimpany of this equation started aroundgive or take a couple years. Things are complicated from the start because the Kelly family William C Kelly the main player, but alas, there was 2 of them! At this time, the operation was in Louisville, KY.

The name used around this time appears to have been Kelly Axe Mfg Co. After Compamy time in Loisville, the decision was made to pack up shop and move the business to Alexandria, Indiana in Compant entire Kelly Axe And Tool Company was moved based of the premise of an indication of natural resources that would aide in the manufacture of axes.

This move proved to be not worth it though, and the decision was made relative quickly to move the entire operation to Charleston, WV in With this move inthe additional name of Kelly Axe and Tool Co was now Coompany used, if not replacing the older name. There is confusion about this, and we are just getting Ae. Some sources say that the Tool Co name was now being used because an office for Kelly was opened in NYC at this time, and this made marketing easier.

Take that for what you will. We have talked about the importance of marketing before with Comany, so it does make sense. So, continuing on, hopefully someone has said to themself - "Hey were are in the early s Annd, what about the big boy on the Vacancy In Construction Company In India, the American Axe and Tool Co?

The AATCo was the congolmerate of roughly 16 axes companies into one Goldman Sachs Becomes Bank Holding Company company in the late s Kelly was left out, for whatever reason.

Maybe due to them moving, not being seen as stable, or maybe they didnt have the production numbers needed to be included. This decision would ultimately come back to haunt them, as for in Kelly bought out the AATCo entirely. This is were things get real interesting. So remember, the AATCo had 16 Comoany so companies in it, and when they merged, AATCo now had rights to all those names and labels of axes Kelly Axe And Tool Company the individual Kely prior.

This included some Mann lines, Douglas, Hubbard, Lippincott, etc. The axe lines or names for Kelly just exploded. They were now without a doubt the largest axe manufacturer in the world.

They relocated all the machinery to Charleston, and the plant basically tripled in size. Workforce now of roughly workers, they were able to produce some serious numbers daily. The entire operation was in Charleston except they did have a handle facility Transitioning Jobs Within Same Company Tennessee.

Anf, as we have seen in the axe world, the good times only last so long, and in the American Fork and Hoe Co completely bought out Kelly. There are various reasons for this, obviously the depression was a major factor at play.

I wonder if they were just too big though for their own good, and it ended up costing them at this time. At this time then inthe name changed again to Kelly Axe and Tool Works. However, many sources say that the previous 2 names were still being used after. EKlly times. The AFH company had the axe making arm of its company now, and production actually did decrease some with Kellly.

So now the AFHCo is in control, and not done with the changes yet. Some years later, there is a restructing, and the Tiol division gets renamed to True Temper. This rename to True Temper came about in So remember, anything Kelly you see with Tlol on it should be post I use this to gauge Comppany when looking at axes.

Now the fun starts because you will see axes marked TT Kelly Works on them - I take it this was to ensure that people knew that the True Temper name was associated with Kelly quality and name recognition. This marked the end of a great run overall for this axe line that is widely known not only in the US, but also in Canada Wellland ValeAustralia, and I am sure to whatever degree in south america.

The rights to the names of the line were sold to Barco Industries inand they still produce a couple lines of Kellys. They are in Reading, Pa. Obviously they made hatchets - Here are a couple examples from the 70s. Quality no where near the older lines. The Flint Edge line seems to be popular in numbers Axs, while the Perfect line is also popular, and highly sought after. The Kelly Perfect line incorporated single bits, double bits, hatchets, hammers, and other varous tools besides axes.

And then the Flint Edge line. As stated, Kelly made lines for all needs, including the RR. Here are a couple Flint Edge RR lines.

This axe, with its Cmpany imprint on the axe head of the Raven, holds some mystique in the axe world today. When we look at it - we see the imprint, the fine work of the logo, and think, how could Compny swing that into wood? Yet it was a popular lline in its day - and usually highly sought after. The Black Ravens will have various wording on the imprint, which will help you to date them. Anc, sometimes it will say True Temper on the back - giving you a better feel for how old the piece is.

This was seen on double bits and single bits. I have been searching trying to find a link between registered number, and year of manufacturer. None has been found that I know of, and I have no idea if it even exists. I wonder if a true axeman really even cared about the number LOL. WellI hope this helped to shed a little light on the largest axe maker the world has ever seen. It is a fascinating company, one with a long timeline, twists, turns, bumps and bruises.

If I did please let me know. Hope you enjoy. Post a Comment. Don Thomas Bus Company Ok I TTool, lets see Tolo pics. Here Kelly Axe And Tool Company an example Kslly the Kelly Mfg Co name - And then here is an example of the Kelly Axe and Tool Co name being used - So, continuing on, hopefully someone has said to themself - "Hey were are in the early s here, what about the big Tol on the block, the American Axe and Tool Co?

So now that the timeline is over, lets look back at some of their products. Here are a couple Flint Edge RR lines - Let us not forget some of the other Kelly Lines - Black Raven - This axe, with its huge imprint on the axe head of the Raven, holds some mystique in the axe world today.

Of course, a couple pics! Here is an example - WellI hope this helped to shed a little light on the largest axe maker the world has ever seen. Labels: Axes. No comments:. Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom.

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