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Does anyone have a potted history of Toga ?

I've a couple of old chisels marked Toga, but there's no 'Sheffield' stamp - I thought they were a Sheffield company, but then after a couple of fairly fruitless Google expeditions assumed they might not. I see the odd 'for sale' listing that quotes Toga as a Sheffield brand, but without seeing the stamp I'm treating that information as suspect...

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Toga Tools were made by Buck and Hickman, who were based in Whitechapel.  There is a Sheffield connection though.  Matthew Buck (1776-1865) a Sheffield sawmaker went to London, his daughter Ann married John Roe Hickman (1806 - 1847), hence the tool making firm.  They moved their headquarters from Whitechapel to Sheffield in 1974, and were bought by BSS in 2007.

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3 hours ago, Edmund said:

Toga Tools were made by Buck and Hickman, who were based in Whitechapel.  There is a Sheffield connection though.  Matthew Buck (1776-1865) a Sheffield sawmaker went to London, his daughter Ann married John Roe Hickman (1806 - 1847), hence the tool making firm.  They moved their headquarters from Whitechapel to Sheffield in 1974, and were bought by BSS in 2007.

Buck & Hickman 1830 – 2010

..... and in 2011 they were bought again by Brammer plc and still under that ownership. 

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unrecordings

...oh I've been hiding from you lot...

Thanks for all the replies, now I've an admission. I dug out my Toga chisel and guess what it says:

"Toga - Sheffield Made - Warranted"

Amongst other things this means I must have another Toga chisel somewhere, but I wondered if the 'Sheffield Made' stamp could refer to the steel rather than the actual chisel - or would that have been a bit cheeky...?

Edit: This chisel is pretty old, pre 60's I would have thought - i'll get a photo or two up when I can

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