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265700 Darrell & Kathy <larchmont@s...> 2018‑04‑11 Another interesting plane iron logo
Galoots

Following up on Gary May's Governor plane iron logo...
I think I mentioned this one before, oh so long ago, but then again, maybe not.
The maker of the iron is L. Osbaldiston, Sheffield, "Hydra" brand.
And there is a logo which (if I am not mistaken) is a leg kicking a football
(soccer ball, Paddy).  I don't know if there is enough detail to figure out
which team it is, but whoever made this iron was a big football fan.

For your viewing pleasure:
http://galootcentral.com/components/cpgalbums/userpics/10074/footie_any
one.jpg

Upon close inspection with the 10x loupe the bit under the leg & the ball
appears to be grass, not a name.   I thought at first it might be a team name.


-- 
Darrell LaRue
Oakville ON
Wood Hoarder, Blade Sharpener, and Occasional Tool User
265701 Ed Minch <ruby1638@a...> 2018‑04‑11 Re: Another interesting plane iron logo
Is that ”Diston” with one “S” there?

Ed Minch
265702 gary may 2018‑04‑11 Re: Another interesting plane iron logo
Thanks Darrell---that's very cool indeed.  I kinda wish for an *actual* hydra
though!  Straight out of 'Jason and the Argonauts', one little guy against nine
perpetually re-growing teeth-gnashing heads, well, that would be tough to fit on
there---
                            is that a quality iron?  Turns out 'Onions' is THE
onions, as Skeezix used to say.
best; gam in OlyWA/usa

How horrible it is to have so many people killed!---And what a blessing one
cares for none of them!
Jane Austen

      From: Darrell & Kathy 
 To: Galoots  
 Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 7:29 PM
 Subject: [OldTools] Another interesting plane iron logo
   
Galoots

Following up on Gary May's Governor plane iron logo...
I think I mentioned this one before, oh so long ago, but then again, maybe not.
The maker of the iron is L. Osbaldiston, Sheffield, "Hydra" brand.
And there is a logo which (if I am not mistaken) is a leg kicking a football
(soccer ball, Paddy).  I don't know if there is enough detail to figure out
which team it is, but whoever made this iron was a big football fan.

For your viewing pleasure:
http://galootcentral.com/components/cpgalbums/userpics/10074/footie_any
one.jpg

Upon close inspection with the 10x loupe the bit under the leg & the ball
appears to be grass, not a name.   I thought at first it might be a team name.


-- 
Darrell LaRue
Oakville ON
Wood Hoarder, Blade Sharpener, and Occasional Tool User

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265703 "yorkshireman@y..." <yorkshireman@y...> 2018‑04‑11 Re: Another interesting plane iron logo
Osbaldiston - what an absolutely splendid Yorkshire name.  

I was inspired to do a bit of looking, and came across this snippet regarding
their premises.  Now a listed building, so (I hope) protected in some respects.

 ARUNDEL STREET  Challenge Works  
 

Former edge tool manufactory, now workshops. c.1880, with late C20 alterations.
Built for Louis Osbaldiston and Co, saw and file manufacturer and merchant. Red
brick with ashlar sandstone dressings, gable and ridge stacks and a slate roof
covering. PLAN: U-shaped courtyard plan, with frontage range to Arundel Street
and rear yard enclosed by parallel rear workshop ranges. EXTERIOR: Asymmetrical
3-bay frontage range to Arundel Street, 3 storeys above a basement, with central
vehicle entrance within massive ashlar surround, and shallow-arched head with
keyblock and cornice. The opening has tall 8-panel double doors and gives access
to a setted covered way, with arch-headed loading doorway with double doors to
the right, and single doorway to the left. Flanking the entrance are tall 2 and
3-light ground floor window openings within ashlar stone surrounds, each light
with a sash frame. Stone sills form a band at each level, with the windows
diminishing in height at each ascending level. Basement lights at footway level
repeat the pattern of openings above, but are boarded up. Between the first and
second floor windows, a plaque with incised lettering which reads ' CHALLENGE
WORKS ‘




Aaah - protected - maybe.  At least it’s still there - if you walk down the
street using Google, just beyond some new stuff (walking from the SE) you come
to a parked wee truck, and behind it is Challenge Works, now converted to
student flats.  I wonder if any of them are engineering students?  Or metallurgy
students?
An impressive building for its day - they probably had a good business.   
I also note a few Osbaldistons still around the area, so I’d expect family
connections.


Richard Wilson
a Yorkshireman Galoot
now in Northumbria
265704 Kirk Eppler <eppler.kirk@g...> 2018‑04‑11 Re: Another interesting plane iron logo
On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 7:03 PM, Darrell & Kathy 
wrote:

> Galoots
>
> Following up on Gary May's Governor plane iron logo...
> I think I mentioned this one before, oh so long ago, but then again, maybe
> not.
> The maker of the iron is L. Osbaldiston, Sheffield, "Hydra" brand.
> And there is a logo which (if I am not mistaken) is a leg kicking a
> football
> (soccer ball, Paddy).  I don't know if there is enough detail to figure out
> which team it is, but whoever made this iron was a big football fan.
>
> For your viewing pleasure:
> > http:
//galootcentral.com/components/cpgalbums/userpics/10074
> /footie_anyone.jpg
>
>
>
Pg 194 of the linked document has a bit more on them, but no ball image.
For shame

https://sha.org/assets/documents/Trademarks%20on%20Base-Metal%20Tablewar
e.pdf




-- 
Kirk Eppler in HMB, CA, who hasn't found any cool logos, yet.

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