Bench hammer

identifier

ID 902

morphology

craft

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holotype

MOT V 88.1193 (ball bench hammer) L=34,5cm WD=9,5cm WT=500gr

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MOT V 88.1332 (peen bench hammer) L=30cm WD=10cm WT=650gr. Inscription: 50.

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MOT V 88.1354 (peen bench hammer) L=30cm WD=12cm WT=650gr. Inscription: 600.

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MOT V 2001.0586 (Japan) (ball bench hammer) L=29,5cm WD=8cm WT=324gr. Inscription: ideogram 1/2.

alias

engineer's hammer (syn.) (SALAMAN 1975: 223)

alias

warrington hammer (syn.) (MIDGLEY & LAWTHER: 159)
description

Hammer of various shapes, some models of which are very similar to a joiner's hammer. The peen, which can be at right angles to or in the same direction as the stem, is wedge-shaped or has been replaced by a sphere. The tool weighs between 100 and 1300 g.

The bench fitter, but also the blacksmith, the car repairer and even the joiner use the bench hammer for all kinds of work.

The silversmith uses a bench hammer with a convex peen to knock the inlay metal into place in so-called parquet (1).

To be distinguished from the forging hammer which is heavier.

See also the whetting anvil. [MOT]

(1) Technique in which molds of different metals are placed in a closely contiguous "patch pattern".