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Accession # SRM1981-55.46

Hammer

19th century


This hammer was used by blacksmiths to form the basic shape of a horseshoe. It was also used this hammer to flatten out the shoe, turn up the heel calks, and to draw out the clips. Heel calks help the horse to gain traction, while the clips hold the shoe on the hoof.




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