All iron object looks like a hammer. Card says it was originally a pin used in a double horse harness, but acc. record says it was a hammer used by Batsford Comstock. It was used as a hammer no matter what it started off as. Object is all iron. Head has "mushroom" deformation on one end from repeated blows. Other end tapers, but is also deformed at the end from repeated blows. Center of head has hole through which metal handle passes and is hammered at top to prevent it form coming out. Bottom of handle is tapered like a spike so object may be handmade.
L. 20 x W. 8.5 x H. 3 cm (L. 7.9 x W. 3.3 x H. 1.2 in)
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iron ; hammers
Materials Facet -- Materials (Hierarchy Name) -- materials (matter) -- inorganic material -- metal -- iron (metal) ; Objects Facet -- Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name) -- Tools and Equipment (Hierarchy Name) -- equipment -- striking tools -- hammers (tools)
Tools and Equipment for Materials -- woodworking tools and equipment -- hammer
tools and equipment -- hammers
Texas Memorial Museum Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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