Vaughan & Pardoe Company
Union, Maine


John Langdon Sibley (1851), writes in A History of the Town of Union, Maine: "In August, 1844, business was commenced in the edge-tool factory of Vaughan and Pardoe. Nearly four thousand axes are made annually; also ship-tools to the value of about $1,500, and cooper's tools to about the same amount." For more on this company see the Registry of Maine Toolmakers and the tools of the Vaughan & Pardoe Co. in the Museum collection.

Close up of the mark on the clapboard slick
Close up of the cooper's adze head.