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Tools, Hammer, bootmaker c1900

From the Collection of City of Moorabbin Historical Society (Operating the Box Cottage Museum) Joyce Park Jasper Road Ormond Victoria

Description
Hammer with wood handle and steel head. One side of head is rounded and the other chisel shaped
Size
L25cm x diam 3.5cm; Head 9cm x diam 4cm; wedge taper 2cm > 1cm
Object Registration
01382
Keywords
early settlers, market gardeners, blacksmiths, tools, building equipment, hammers, moorabbin shire, bentleigh, mckinnon, highett, cheltenham,mcewan james pty ltd, melbourne, bunnings pty ltd,
Historical information
Among the early settlers in Moorabbin Shire were blacksmiths who made tools for the other settlers who were establishing the homes, market gardens, farms, orchards and various businesses. Early settlers were self reliant and repaired their own equipment for kitchen,dairy, farm, horses, carts using various tools .
Bootmakers made shoes for early settlers and being leather workers also made saddles and other leather product
When Made
c1900
Significance
This hammer is typical of the type used by early settlers in Moorabbin Shire c1900

Last updated
6 Aug 2020 at 12:13PM