Two great vintage American nail hammers

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Forum topic by jp29 posted 04-20-2019 07:37 PM 619 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-20-2019 07:37 PM

When I started my apprenticeship in northern England (1947) Stanley and Plumb (American made) & Marples (British made) were the most favored and commonly encountered makes of nail hammers where I worked.

Later I started to use Cheney “Nailer” hammers – one made in England (they had a factory in Sheffield) and others made in America at their long time hammer works at Little Falls, New York. I thought, and still think, their hammers were very innovative and of superb quality. I love them. Please follow the following link for a great web site devoted to these historic American hammers:

My other favorite nail hammer is the Belknap “Blue Grass” which is so highly regarded because of its quality, finish, balance and excellent handle design. Here is a series of very comprehensive photographic links:

I like to collect hammers with their original handles – just a personal quirk.

-- James:

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#1 posted 04-20-2019 11:09 PM

Aw bummer! I was hoping this was the for sale section. Great looking hammers!

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#2 posted 04-21-2019 05:55 PM


-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#3 posted 04-22-2019 01:43 PM

It’s sad, but Plumb hammers are now made in China, however, Estwings are still made in Rockford Illinois…

I have a very old American made Plumb 16oz curved claw that I’ll keep always beside the antique Estwing leather handle I found in my grandmothers stuff when she passed.

-- A good day is any day that you're alive....

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