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Object ID # 2008.004.279
Object Name Hammer, Claw
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Joiner's claw hammer with metal head, round face, no bell, octagonal neck, oval-shaped eye, 4.8cm claw and wooden handle. Claw curves downward. The handle's wood is slighty shaped.
Provenance Unknown. It was found in Southern Ontario. It was last owned by Orme and Dorene Kilburn, of Stratford, Ontario, who collected vintage farm items.
Collection Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Material Metal/Wood
Found Ontario
Function A claw hammer has a bifurcated pane. In modern times, specialized types have beeen developed for general use by carpenters, farmers, gardeners, and others and for particular trades such as upholsterers, saddlers, cloggers and shipwrights. A joiner's hammer is a general term for a hammer of small to medium size which is used by joiners and other tradesmen for general purposes. They all have a cross pane with tapers to a fairly narrow edge, which enables pins and small nails to be "started" between finger and thumb, and which is also suitable for spreading the end of small rivets.