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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Hello everybody. This is my first time posting here and love the site.

    This is a hammer / mallet I recently purchased and will be restoring and using as a plane adjusting mallet.

    It is obviously some kind of specialized purpose hammer but I have no idea what.

    Solid brass head with some sort of nylon / rawhide / very hard plastic cap. The areas of the cap that have worn away show fabric like fibers poking out.

    The handle is very skinny.

    The makers mark is an ace of diamonds with "ACE" printed under it. This had made it difficult to find any information on the hammer or the company without ending at Ace Hardware. This might be the maker, but I can't find any old ACE logos that look anything like that.

    Any help or ideas would be amazing.

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    1. ravage60 ravage60, 5 years ago
      I believe the one end is rubber. The rubber does deteriorate in that manner with much use and age.

      I've never seen that maker though. Most rubber hammers have the rubber on both sides, I don't believe this one ever did.

      Love this.
    2. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      It's a soft hammer. They typically have brass one end and either a rubber or leather end the other.
    3. ChurlyB ChurlyB, 5 years ago
      Wow, quick response!

      The handle being so skinny would steer me away from heavier duty work, and for sure Both the brass and soft ends made to not marr your work.

      If I could ID that makers mark i'm sure one could track down it's exact purpose from there.
    4. rustyandnice, 5 years ago
      Used to install hardwood flooring, rubber to get the piece in place and the metal end to hit the handheld nailing machine, I have not seen a brass one. Nice
    5. rustyandnice, 5 years ago
      Size does matter, if this is small I'm all wet on this one, thanks
    6. AzTom AzTom, 5 years ago
      I'm going with tire changing hammer on this one.
    7. ChurlyB ChurlyB, 5 years ago
      I think thats a bingo! Is that how you say it? AzTom, I think thats along the right lines. The Ken Tools T33 tire hammer looks incredibly similar except all other tire hammers I have found are steel, not brass. Anybody know anything about the brand?
    8. wickencrafts wickencrafts, 5 years ago
      Love the Ace of Diamonds cast into yon hammer
      I was thinking flooring hammer myself
      Sorry can not ID 100%

    9. ChurlyB ChurlyB, 5 years ago
      I don't think its a flooring hammer. It wouldn't make sense to hammer nails with a brass peen. I used to lay floors and it was always just a rubber mallet and a 20 oz framing hammer. Good old Estwing.

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