|Hardware Age, Vol. 162, No. 3, 15 July 1948.|
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|The Iron Age, Vol. 11, No. 4, 23 Jan. 1873, pg. 10|
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Tara Manufacturing Co. was apparently organized after World War II to make various hardware items, including a limited line of forged brick trowels. The firm's address in 1956 was 2516 S. Archer Ave., Chicago, IL.
|W. Bingham Co. hardware catalog 1950|
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|Benn's Encyclopaedia of Hardware, 1951, p. 1024|
Macco Manufacturing Co. Ltd., St. John's Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, UK, manufactured builders' trowels and tools. The firm appears to have been established in 1947 and was exporting in 1950. They were liquidated in 1969.
In 1950 Macco's products were listed as trowels, saws, screwdrivers, chisels, wall scrapers, putty knives, shave hooks, planes, mortice gauges, spirit levels, builders' levels, joiners' squares and levels. They also manufactured kitchen tinware for the home market.
Photos of unused Macco brick trowels show they were forged, properly ground, and with well-fitted handles and ferrules.
|Macco trowels in new condition|
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|American Builder Vol. 43, No. 1, Apr. 1927 p. 350|