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  Funk Bros Patent Pick.JPG - FUNK BROS. PICK HEAD - Steel coal pick head, 8 ¼ in. from tip to tip, marked FUNK BROS.CHICAGO HEIGHTS ILL and 114 on pick head  (The Funk Bros. catalog ca. 1906 features this pick as the Funk Bros Patent Pick and No. 114 as a square drawn cutting pick ofsolid one-piece steel; the catalog arguably notes that “this is the best patent pick ever put on the market;” the pick serves as an interesting tangential piece to the rare Funk Bros. marked carbide lamp eagerly sought by collectors; in 1913, GrierBros. began to manufacture a lamp that was virtually identical to a lamp made by Baldwin; the imitation lamp was also privately labeled for other mine supply companies, including The Hardsocg Co., What Cheer Tool Co. and Funk Bros. Mfg. Co. In 1914, Baldwin sued Grier Bros. for patent infringement, won the suit and forced Grier Bros. to modify the lamp, thus establishing the rarity of these private label lamps; see Thorpe, Carbide Light, pp 180-181)  
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Funk Bros Patent Pick | FUNK BROS. PICK HEAD - Steel coal pick head, 8 ¼ in. from tip to tip, marked FUNK BROS. CHICAGO HEIGHTS ILL and 114 on pick head (The Funk Bros. catalog ca. 1906 features this pick as the Funk Bros Patent Pick and No. 114 as a square drawn cutting pick of solid one-piece steel; the catalog arguably notes that “this is the best patent pick ever put on the market;” the pick serves as an interesting tangential piece to the rare Funk Bros. marked carbide lamp eagerly sought by collectors; in 1913, Grier Bros. began to manufacture a lamp that was virtually identical to a lamp made by Baldwin; the imitation lamp was also privately labeled for other mine supply companies, including The Hardsocg Co., What Cheer Tool Co. and Funk Bros. Mfg. Co. In 1914, Baldwin sued Grier Bros. for patent infringement, won the suit and forced Grier Bros. to modify the lamp, thus establishing the rarity of these private label lamps; see Thorpe, Carbide Light, pp 180-181) Download Original Image
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