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01-24-2011 08:40 AM

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Hi All:

I collect a LOT of Pictures of Old Hand Tools, just because I like them. I’m pretty sure this Hammer came from eBay but there was no description of what it was used for.

To me it looks almost “Elegant” or “Gracefull”. The close up of the top of the head with the “Grippers” looks like it was made to easily Change or Replace the Head or maybe the Handle.

Perhaps a “Leather Tool”? Making Horse Saddles/Bridles? Shoemaker? Doesn’t look like it was made to WHAM Big Nails into something.

Any guesses? Or any Hammer Aficionado’s (had to look up the spelling for that one …LOL..) amongst our Talented Group of Experts?

First Prize is an all Expenses Paid Trip to ..UHMMM… Haven’t made up my mind yet. Any Place in Particular You’d Like To Go???

Rick

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#1 posted 01-24-2011 08:54 AM

You might find out by asking someone at the Hammer Museum.

Here is the link: http://hammermuseum.org/exhibits.php

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#2 posted 01-24-2011 08:55 AM

I think it is a saddler’s hammer. but not 100% sure.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 01-24-2011 09:03 AM

John. That’s a cool link! The Hammer Sculptures are a HOOT! Thanks.

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#4 posted 01-24-2011 09:55 AM

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#5 posted 01-24-2011 11:44 AM

I have no idea what that hammer would be used for. I think that may be the most unusual method for attaching the handle that I have ever seen. I know some guys that probably could help answer your question. Check out the old tools list http://swingleydev.com/archive/faq.html.

Doc

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#6 posted 01-24-2011 02:20 PM

I think it is an upholstery hammer.

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#7 posted 01-24-2011 02:35 PM

I say the same as canadianchips if so it has a magnet to picup the tacks

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#8 posted 01-25-2011 05:15 AM

YEP! I think canadianchips aka “GRANPA” ..LOL.. Nailed It (Groan) pretty well! I might Google That and see what I can come up with.

Thanks to all who participated in this “Mystery Tool”. I have a bunch of others maybe I’ll try this again.

Regards: Rick

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#9 posted 01-25-2011 05:23 AM

How do you tell an upholster’s hammer from a saddler's hammer ?? :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 01-25-2011 05:36 AM

I guess I’ll just have to share the prize with ya Topomax. ”Its all about hitting the tac” lol

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#11 posted 01-25-2011 05:42 AM

The difference between a upholsters hammer and a saddlers hammer is the peens Just guessing!

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#12 posted 01-25-2011 06:13 AM

Nice Hammer! I love the way the head attaches, and the length of head as well! This post finally inspired me to ask about my own hammer. I bought it at an antique store for about $10.

It has measurement marks down the handle at 3, 6, 9, and 12 increments as well as rings around the head at 1/2” increments up to 5inches. It’s remarkably accurate as checked by my calipers. I assume they came from the manufacturer. There is a manufacturer’s stamp that’s so faded it almost doesn’t show up anymore. I believe it says “Quality Die Co -Chicago-” with the letter “P” stamped beside it.

My best guess is also that it was some sort of upholstery hammer, or necklace/jewelry hammer merely because I can find no other use for that length of measurement.

Sorry for the large pictures, I can’t seem to get them to be smaller so you can see the entire pic. Follow this link to see the original files. http://s150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/nissantotoyota/?action=view&current=hammertop.jpg

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#13 posted 01-25-2011 06:20 AM

I couldn’t see the difference in the peens, so I found this.. http://www.autonopedia.org.uk/appropriate_technology/Tools/Tools_and_How_to_Use_Them/Hammers_and_Mallets.htm

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 01-25-2011 06:23 AM

You both win. The upholstery hammer is for leather upholstery. OK? lol

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#15 posted 01-25-2011 08:21 AM

1. joirishman.. Welcome To Lumber Jocks! I have no idea what your Hammer would be used for but someone else who see’s it might.

Your Pictures:... It is no longer necessary to download your picture from any “Storage Site”. You can now do it directly from your Computer.

First… Re-Size them on you own Computer 4/500 DPI is about max for here. I believe they will be Automatically Re-Sized if they are to big…..The ones I’ve put in below are all set at 250 DPI Height Only…. When you are Composing your Post you’ll see at the top… 4 brown Squares…. Click on the one that says “img” it will open a Window so you can “Browse” your Computer for the Picture you want. When you’ve got it click on “Insert This Image” which it will do in HTML Code, but will show up as a picture when you “Preview” and/or “Post this reply”. DONE!

Topamx: Great Link in #9!! HUNDREDS of Old Tool Sites. I just went to one in Australia. MEGA Hammers on there and lots of other stuff. I grabbed some Pics as below for various Hammers. Now I have NO idea how you tell a Saddlers Hammer from an Upholsterers Hammer???? They are VERY Close. I got a 404 Error on your second Link.

“lilredweldingrod” Might just be the closest. Beside that I heard he might have some Good Single Malt Whiskey he’s willing to share. ...LOL….

Here’s a couple of Pics. First one is a Saddler’s hammer. Second is an Upholsterers tack hammer. Third is a “Rare” Double Claw Hammer…Why? Because it was marked SOLD at $800.00 Fourth is a Victor #4 Bench Plane also SOLD at $1095.00!!

Ever get the feeling we might be Playing Baseball BUT the Wrong Position???




Okay! Okay! Just One More. (This is FUN) A Stanley, Single Blade, Dowel Cutter… also SOLD at $750.00

I Wonder if it would put …I meant, sharpen the Lead in MY Pencil??

That’s All Folks: Rick

PS: As a Coincidence there’s an Ad for SADDLES Right below here!!! GEEZ Is Google that fast???

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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