America's Finest Handles
Oliver Perry (O.P) Link at one time worked for Turner Day & Woolworth in their handle factory in Nashville, Tennessee before starting his own handle factory in Salem in 1923.
The company manufactured hickory handles for tools such as axes, blades, mallets and hammers. Link handle also had manufacturing facilities in London, Monticello and Princeton Kentucky.
In their marketing materials they mention "Each handle is manufactured from immaculate white hand split hickory grown in the famous limestone regions of Indiana and Kentucky. Order the stronger, safer more resilient Link Handle today. "
Timber operations for O.P Link Handle company extended from Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. Being the largest buyers of Hickory in the world at one time, O.P. Link was able to choose hickory which met their most critical specifications.
In 2004, Seymour Manufacturing Company acquired the O.P. Link Corporation, which included the O.P. Link Company of Salem, Indiana. Link handles are currently distributed by the Seymour Manufacturing company.
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