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Offline cgw2also

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"PERFECT" hog ringing pliers
« on: May 17, 2017, 10:59:16 AM »
 Found these at a flea market couple weeks ago and haven't been able to come up with much info on them. Found the Patent document and an advertisement page from a paper of the era and that's been it. Does anyone out there have any knowledge of Brown & Dewey in Ottawa Illinois, how long in business, were they taken over by another company, etc.? I also got a vintage box of Decker Fish Hook Rings which work perfectly in these pliers. I've seen the regular type of hog rings and pliers and sold a nice pair of New Britain P-80 pliers recently but have not ever seen this type before. Any help would be appreciated.


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Offline Plyerman

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Re: "PERFECT" hog ringing pliers
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 03:27:40 PM »
You are doing pretty good to have found the patent and an old advertisement, with a date. That's usually about the most I can hope for when tracking down old tool info.

That being said, this old ad I found is slightly different than the one you posted. It lists Chambers, Bering, and Quinlan Co. as the manufacturer. Google that name and you get all sorts of hits.

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Offline mvwcnews

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Re: "PERFECT" hog ringing pliers
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 09:16:27 AM »
Looks like Decker in Keokuk was making hog rings to be used with the "Perfect" hog ringer.  The firm is still in business ( ) making hog rings.

Offline oldgoaly

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Re: "PERFECT" hog ringing pliers
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2017, 09:36:33 AM »
They sold more than one cause I found one in my radio pile and wondered what heck is that doing in here? It's still out there by the door.
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