American Fork and Hoe Becomes Largest Hand Tool Manufacturer in the United States
Skelton Shovel Company patents the Solid Shank Shovel with the bend in the steel instead of the handle. Its convenient size and improved shape provide customers with a better grip. Skelton Shovel Company becomes American Fork and Hoe in Dunkirk, New York. With the acquisition of Kelly Axe and Tool and Skelton Shovel Company, American Fork and Hoe becomes the largest hand tool manufacturer in the United States. American Fork and Hoe later becomes True Temper.