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Posted 2 years ago

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pw-collector
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Found this old rawhide leather wrapped mallet.
Overall length is 10-1/4 inches
Leather mallet Head:
2-11/64 inches thick
3-23/32 inches long
Weighs 12.85 ounces
End of handle is marked: 1 3
Is this used for woodworking, metal, gunsmith, leather tooling ?
Thanks for looking,
Dave

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  1. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks packrat-place for the appreciation.
    Dave
  2. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    any time, my friend.
  3. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks bratjdd, mikielikesigns2 & BELLIN68 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    i used to use one like that when i was a silver/goldsmith.
  5. RonM RonM, 2 years ago
    My dad has one he aquired 70 years ago from Westinghouse Company.He called it a babbit hammer. He can't remember where he put it.
  6. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    ho2cultcha,
    I saw on-line that these are still made and were recommended for Jewelers, gunsmiths, woodworkers and metal workers. I have no idea how old this is. I found it in a box in my basement along with some other old tools. I do not know when I got it.
    Dave
  7. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks RonM for the comments and appreciation.
    I remember my uncle talking about a babbit hammer. It might have been his. I handed his estate after his death and ended up with a lot of his tools.
    Dave
  8. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks petey for the appreciation.
    Dave
  9. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 2 years ago
    Babbit is a type of metal (mostly lead, tin or copper) and was used in poured or cast bearings. It is very soft so a soft blow mallet had to be used around it.
  10. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks mrmajestic1 for the information and appreciation.
    Dave
  11. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks walksoftly for the appreciation.
    Dave

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