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Tools and Hardware4844 of 6189Box HatchetDille & McGuire "1893" Cast Iron Wrench made into necklace
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Posted 5 years ago


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This was found by my son burried in the dirt. I would appreciate any information regarding this. It's heavy and made of iron.

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  1. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 years ago
    Is it really a hammer? What did they use the blade for?
  2. chinablue chinablue, 5 years ago
    I believe it's a box hatchet. Ours gets a LOT of use. They are one piece of metal with wood attached to each side of the handle. Very useful for tearing down wooden shipping crates and pallets! A roofers hammer usually has a long tapering piece opposite the head for jerking the shingles off. Here you can see the difference:
    Box hatchet:

    Roofing Hammer: 3rd and 4th pictures on this page

  3. Capricedecker, 5 years ago
    Is there a way to tell how old this one is and would it be worth anything? It appears to be very old.
  4. jimborasco jimborasco, 5 years ago
    here's mine ..... Jimbo
  5. chinablue chinablue, 5 years ago
    Honestly, Capricedecker, I really don't unless you can find some kind of marks on it or if it looks as if it were forged by hand rather than factory made. I'm sure someone on here can help you with questions about age. Hopefully they'll stop by and check out your find! :-)
  6. Capricedecker, 5 years ago
    Thank you for your information, it has been very helpful.. From all we can tell, this one is hand forged..
  7. jimborasco jimborasco, 5 years ago
    I surely DO NOT put any faith in what people call their stuff on the "bay".
  8. Treasure-Hunter Treasure-Hunter, 4 years ago
    This was a good comination tool used by dock workers for opening crates and assembling crates as well. I hope this was helpfull.I also have a few of these.

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