Slate ripper

identifier

ID 112

morphology

craft

holotype

MOT V 86.0406 L=57cm WD=13cm WT=800gr. Inscription: J. Havart - J. Malaise.
description

The slate ripper is used to pull out the nails that hold the slates to a roof.

It is a metal sheet of approx. 30-50 by 4-5 cm with lateral backward notches, one end of which is bent perpendicularly. A metal handle is forged at that end that ends in a hook.

The slater pushes the sheet under the broken slate, grabs the nail into a notch and pulls the tool towards him; sometimes he hits the right-angled part with his hammer. [MOT]

Slate ripper MOT V 88.0732 L=51cm WD=6,5cm WT=600gr