| I just bought an antique auger and there is some information
| engraved on the shaft (I amd assuming that this is a manufacturer's
| mark) that reads "Tibbals, Brooks & C9" with the number 6 (in
| script larger than the rest of the lettering) following. That
| really IS a "C9" and not "Co". Does anyone have any idea who these
| manufacturers were and where they were located?
In days of yore it was customary to abbreviate 'company' with an
uppercase C followed by an underlined and superscripted 'o',
optionally followed by a period.
I ran a MetaCrawler search (includes Google) and couldn't turn up
anything that looked relevant. Sorry.
DeSoto, Iowa USA