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I have a steel pole made by the American fork and hoe company in Geneva, Ohio. It has no numbers on it anywhere. It has cork a handle and is in beautiful shape. could you tell me an approximate year it was made and what it may be worth??

         Thank You,
         Bob H.

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Hi the American Fork and Hoe Company became True Temper in 1949, so your rod is probably made in the 1930s or 40s. Steel rods were the affordable alternative to split bamboo rods, and were made in large volume. Unfortunately, that means there is little collector value in them.

I would estimate $5-10.

regards

Bob

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