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05-05-2011 11:21 PM

I have just added the final page: Plumb Claw Hammers to my web site. I have also updated the Home Page (URL in Sig. block) to include several additional online References and other information.

James


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#1 posted 05-06-2011 01:55 AM

I have added a photograph of a 1942 marked WWII Plumb contract Pick Axe entrenching tool.

James

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#2 posted 05-06-2011 03:03 AM

Thanks for this post! I have a Plumb “Victory” that was my Dad’s. Not sure if the handle is original. It looks like an oak handle- not mahogany. I have a hatchet, too, but can’t find “Plumb” on it.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 05-06-2011 05:06 AM

Thanks, Lew. Could you post pics of your Plumb “Victory” hammer?

James

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#4 posted 05-06-2011 10:49 PM

Here are a few pix of the hammer. Had a hard time getting one where you could actually read the words. Can try again, if you like-

Lew

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#5 posted 05-07-2011 01:38 AM

Fine photos, Lew—thank you. It is not easy to capture all the details on old tools—but I can read the stampings just fine here.

Thanks again, Lew.

James

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#6 posted 05-07-2011 01:49 AM

BTW, Lew the handles on Plumb hammers were hickory – stained red mahogany which often gradually wore off over time. When the finish became really patchy, owners would sometimes sand the handles and apply a clear finish. The handle on your “Victory” certainly looks like the correct size and shape.

James

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#7 posted 05-07-2011 08:20 PM

That must be the case, then. I know this hammer got a lot of use. My Dad passed away when I was 7.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 05-09-2011 04:54 AM

Cool site and informative little piece on PLUMB hammers and etc. Thanks.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#9 posted 10-20-2011 07:23 AM

Hello

I just want to know how much this tool is worth? And what the description of it is.

Thanks


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