Rare vintage Canadian Champion 1″ chisel manufactured by Warnock, J. & Co. in Galt, Ontario, Canada between 1870 – 1910. A beautiful fine tool and a nice collectible. Available for pick up in west Toronto or can be shipped across the North America.
James Warnock’s family emigrated to Canada from Scotland when he was a teenager. In 1857, he and his younger brother Adam established Warnock & Company in Galt, Ontario, sometimes (with more than a little hubris) known as the “Manchester of Canada.” In 1870, they took control of the Galt Axe Factory, under the overall auspices of James Warnock & Company. In 1909, the Galt Axe Factory was sold to Alan Hills.