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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Brick Hammers

Hammers are another category of mason's tools. The many older brands of brick hammers include, in the USA:

Bluegrass (Belknap Hardware)
Brunner & Lay More information
Champion Dearment History
The Collins Co. History
Griffith Tool Works
Heller Brothers History
Pexto (Peck, Stow & Wilcox Co.)
Plumb History
True Temper
Vaughan; Vaughan & Bushnell
W. Rose
Warner & Noble History

UK makers include (may be called walling hammer or masons hammer):


Some brick hammers used a handle wedge that could be pulled out so the handle could be removed. This facilitated sharpening the hammer.

Plumb, Plumb, and Brunner & Lay
Paver's hammer marked "Boston"

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