The original Dixon brand was primarily silver smithing and jewelry
making tools. At one time if you wanted a hammering stake or
planishiung tool it came from Dixon. They were old too, as far as I
know perhaps 100 years or so.
They went from selling direct to selling through distributors. I
don’t know if there is any real Dixon stuff left or not.
In its day Dixon was one of the best brands you could buy. If you
have a mill that still works it is a testament to their quality. If
you find any old Dixon forming stakes or hammers that are all rusted
up, refinish them and they will be as good as new.
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