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Speedline hoe blade
Description: Close up view of the blade of a Speedline hoe, made from an Army bayonet which was produced by the Union Fork & Tool Company of Columbus, Ohio, between 1946 and 1950. It has an elongated arrowhead-shaped steel blade with a rounded tip and a swallowtail back. The wood handle is painted blue. Impressed into the wood at the base are the words "Bayonet Hoe Repair Handle No B220" and "Speedline Made from an Army Bayonet." Above that is a glued label that reads "Perfect as a Circle Forks Union Hoes." The steel ferrule that connects the blade with the handle is also painted blue. The Ohio Historical Society received this object from the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) of Columbus in 1999. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05409
Subjects: Manufacturing industries--Ohio; Hoes; Tools; Ohio Economy--Economy--Business
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)