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    Hey guys, I have been looking for a long time and , aside from the Fire Axe Inc. axe does anyone have any pictures of the orignal seagrave style axes? every time that I do a search for seagrave axe , the FireAxe Inc. comes up , I am looking for research and historic reasons , I have used the FireAxe and do like it but want some history .....Ive done my homework know the history , of the Collins axe and tool comp. along with others but yet to find anything ...yes tried Ebay....check it all the time under various search headings craigslist...you name it ....any ideas..does anyone have an R.King /Collins axe with the original pike point style axe head ? it is very different than anything else yes similar to the FireAxe but not exact...any help would be greatly appreciated....

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    We've had a Seagrave engine since 1972. I have no idea what a seagrave style axe is though.
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    Question Hmmm................

    I'm with Bones...... I've seen a few Axes over the Years, But I've never heard of an Axe "Labeled" for a particular Apparatus Manufacturer. Not saying that it's not out there, just that I've never heard of it. Here, you have Two kinds of Axes: Flat Head and Pick Head, or, if you're really Lucky, a Forestry Rig shows up and you can play with a Double Bit.........
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    When we were cleaning out our old tanker to transfer equipment over to the new piece I found a "seagrave" axe buried deep inside a compartment. It's pretty interesting axe. It has a much longer pick than the standard axe. I'll try to get a picture of it later tonight.

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    The Seagrave "style " is better defined as the type of axe that was used by various dept. around the early 1900... While produced by the Collins Tool comp. It was also manufactured with permission from Collins under other names ie. R.KING , Warren...etc . It is very different than other styles of pick heads . Its carries the Seagrave style because it was used on alot of the Seagrave engines in the early days , but its not to say that the were exclusively on them .....I cant find any rock solid info just bits and pieces...so any info would be greatly appreciated.....I would love to se the pictures when you get them up and am curious if it would be for sale ....Thanks guys ..

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    Lets see some photos. I may know this ax by another name.
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    Capt. here is the pictures that you requested from Fire Axe Inc. The pick head axe the "sea grave axe",the 6 lb Head is mirror polished steel and measures 12" long, including the 5" Pick. cost $159.99 The flat head axe is 6 or 8 lbs. and is polished with a mirror finish. 6 lbs axe cost $159.99 and the 8 lbs. $169.99.

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    I have some pictures of an R.King (Collins) axe that is very similar to the style like the Fire Axe Inc. axe and the Seagrave "type" As soon as I find them i will put them up .....Thanks again ...

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    I have in my possession a “Seagraves Axe.” It is a very robust pick head axe. The size and weight of the head is much larger than most. The head forms a V down over the top of the handle. On this particular axe the bottom of the pick has been serrated. I am not sure if it was factor made that way or modified.

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    jhcon65- Please go to CaliforniaFirefighter.com, you might get some additional help there since there are some LAFD folks there.

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    Default seagrave style

    Thank you for the info .... i will check out that site right now .... apparently the pictures that I have are not formatted correctly to post here .... will try some other trick to get them up so everyone can see just what Im talking about .....Again ....thanks guys, for your input ..it means alot

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    On shift today and then traveling for a few days... So, it might be a week or so before i can get some good close ups. The Seagrave Axe is my picture on here if that helps a little. Against the better wishes of everyone here that knows I have it, I still carry it on duty.
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    thats it... feel free to email me when you get a chance ...I have couple questions that you might be able to answer .... and any pictures that you can get would be great

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    What are your questions?
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    first , where did you find it or come to have it ? what do you know about the axes themselves? did they come on all Seagrave apparatus? what time period were they produced .... and do you know of any others that are availible... I am looking to find one for my collection I already have a few others such as Collins ,R.King, Kelly , etc.. Thanks again ...also I would love to have some pictures of it, all sides . Thanks again

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    I found mine by pure luck at an auction in the middle of nowhere. I found the Seagraves and another small pick head in a lot of tools. Thought they looked interesting and bought them. It was not until I got home and started to clean the rust off of them that I found the Seagraves markings. I have contacted several Seagraves dealers and none can seem to find me any information. I know that they were produced up until about 1925. But thats about it. I will try to get some pictures to you soon. I think the axe I have has been modified at some point.
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    thanks for the info ... there is just not alot of it out there about these tools ....

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    Found an R King on ebay. Almost had it... Got snaked at the last 2 seconds... Ebay Sucks!
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    this one ? I asked for pictures of all the sides and got this from the seller...
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