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Accession # SRM1981-55.49

Hammer

19th century


This hammer, called the Farriers' shoeing hammer, was used to drive the nails into the horse's hooves to secure the shoe. The claw end was used to twist off the tip of the nail that stuck out of the horse's hoof. This hammer is a plain eye design.




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