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    Posted 7 years ago

    surfdub66
    (440 items)

    This is an old hammer head , I think maybe from the railways??
    Its 6" long weight around just under a kilo with a round 28mm shaft hole , im pretty sure its a cast iron head which has been well used..
    it has writing on the pin side as in photos , one side numbers the other letters which I can make out "AL?P?K??"
    Ive looked on the web and the closest thing to it is a railroad hammer but even thats totally different ..
    I dug this one up out of the ground whilst putting up a fence , it was roughly 2ft deep resting on a layer of sand in Devon U.K at least 1 mile from any rail lines, I thought it was an intresting shape and very old and worn so kept it , now its listed on c/w im hoping someone can tell me what it was for and how oldish please ???

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    1. AzTom AzTom, 7 years ago
      I have 1906, 1914 & 1937 RR supply books and the only thing I found in there with this shape is a Poll Pick. It is not fluted like yours but same shape. The odd thing is the round handle hole yours has.
      They were made by C.A. & Co. and came in 3-1/2, 4, 4-1/2, 5, 6, 7 lbs sizes.
    2. surfdub66 surfdub66, 7 years ago
      Thanks AzTom, I would have thought its gotta be that sort of oldish , I thought the round hole was a bit strange also the fluting..
      its a strange one , ill have to clean it up a bit and try and see the lettering & numbers, it may help:-))
      Many thanks AzTom ;-)
    3. surfdub66 surfdub66, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the loves~
      Blunderbuss2
      walksoftly
      vetraio50
      AzTom
      southcop
      & mikelv85 .. ;-))))))
    4. jacko66, 7 years ago
      hi is it fluted on both top and bottom sided of the head
    5. surfdub66 surfdub66, 7 years ago
      Hi jacko66.. thanks for your intrest ;-)
      yes its fluted top & bottom but more on bottom, think I need to try and clean it up a little to see what the numbers & writing say..
      it may id it ..
      Thanks sd
    6. surfdub66 surfdub66, 7 years ago
      Thanks jacko66 for your love ;-))

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