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Tools , Hammer small sledge, c1900

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

Description
This is a small sledge hammer with a wood handle and double sided round metal head
Size
L26cm x diam 3.5cm ; Head 8.5cm x 4.5cm
Object Registration
01383
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
A hammer is a tool consisting of a weighted "head" fixed to a long handle that is swung to deliver an impact to a small area of an object. This is a small sledgehammer whose relatively light weight and short handle allow single-handed use. It is useful for light demolition work, driving masonry nails, and for use with a steel chisel when cutting stone or metal.
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 .
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 1:28PM