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Old 07-03-2006, 05:50 PM
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Identify the original use for this hammer

Hello everyone i posted this on Dons forum and was hoping someone here has some info on what this hammers intended use was. Thanks for any help you may provide.
Bob

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Old 07-03-2006, 07:44 PM
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I have a hammer that is similar on one side....the vertical side. The one I have has a horizontal side and a vertical side, not the rounded head. The faces on mine are convex like the one you posted. Mine came from the estate of an old time saw filer. They were used to true the saw blade on large circular saws. I even got an old Simmons saw and file book (circa 1920's-1930's) that had the hammer in it.

I have not seen one with the round head like yours on the one side. Possibly it had been modified to use for something else.

Here are the two saw hammers from that saw filer's estate. Both appear in the Simmons book. They lay the circular saw blade on a large table (some are 6-8 feet in diameter or larger) and use straight edges to find high spots and then hit the saw blade with the hammers.



I am not sure what yours is unless it is like the one on the left in my pic, and then it was modified. At any rate, here are a couple more interesting hammers. BTW, the big one is almost impossible to swing. I think they just dropped it on the blade and let the weight of the hammer do the work.

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Old 07-04-2006, 07:08 AM
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Thanks for the help Dale it might very well have something to do with saw's.
Bob
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