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Tools, Slide-hammer Nail puller,c1880

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

Description
A steel slide-hammer nail puller c1880
Size
L41cm >58cm ; H Diam 3cm; Foot/Lever W 12cm x diam 2cm
Object Registration
01386
Keywords
slide hammer nail pullers, carpenters, builders, early settlers, market gardeners, blacksmiths, tools, building equipment, hammers, moorabbin shire, bentleigh, mckinnon, highett, cheltenham,mcewan james pty ltd, melbourne, bunnings pty ltd, smith & hemenway co. new york usa,
Historical information
c1880 Many tools were imported from USA manufacturers by early settlers in Moorabbin Shire and local blacksmiths modified and maintained these 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
c1880
Significance
This slide-hammer nail puller is typical of the type used by early settlers in Moorabbin Shire c1900
Inscriptions & Markings
SMITH & HEMENWAY CO.N.Y. / Pat July (18) 78, Oct 79, July 81/
TRADEMARK 'GIANT' No.1
Last updated
6 Aug 2020 at 3:00PM