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    Posted 3 years ago

    RonM
    (123 items)

    I use this for pulling slates to make repairs on church roofs. I have several.This looks to be the oldest one. The tool is stamped "Stroltz-Philadelphia". They have been in business in Philadelphia since 1853. Some of their tools are made in Germany.

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    Comments

    1. lzenglish lzenglish, 3 years ago
      Very Nice, and with the Company History to boot! First time i have heard of this Company, so Thanks for Sharing it.
    2. RonM RonM, 3 years ago
      Maybe you never heard of this company because I spelled it wrong, its Stortz. Thanks for looking.
    3. lzenglish lzenglish, 3 years ago
      There it is. 161 years in business is a long time.

      https://www.stortz.com/stortz-tool-history/



    4. hotairfan hotairfan, 3 years ago
      Hi Ron. Do you have the other two parts that make up the slating set? There is a slate hammer and a slate anvil that go with the ripper. Nice old tool, and great that it is still in service.
    5. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      Slate ripping tool. Stortz steel tended to last longer and keep an edge better. They also work well for replacing asbestos shingles in the middle of a roof without damaging good shingles.
    6. RonM RonM, 3 years ago
      I keep the slate hammer in my truck. I never used an anvil. I was taught how to cut the slates on a headstone in an old Quaker cemetery.
    7. ralph ralph, 3 years ago
      I lost my ripper and pine hammer in the 1967 bush fires in Tasmania and could not replays them in Tasmania.

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