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Offline Elliott1940

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Can anyone help me ID this Atha hammer?
« on: December 18, 2019, 03:45:57 PM »
The stamp says Atha Tool Co. It’s marked number 8. It has an odd shape - not sure its a regular sledge hammer head. I plan to put a shortish handle on it and use it as a deadblow/club hammer. I’m also interested to try and date it if possible?

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Offline oldgoaly

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Re: Can anyone help me ID this Atha hammer?
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2019, 03:50:53 PM »
try this posthttp://www.papawswrench.com/vboard/index.php?topic=6124.0
A bunch of pics (4200+) of tools and project in our shoppe
https://www.facebook.com/187845251266156/photos/?tab=albums

Offline Elliott1940

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Re: Can anyone help me ID this Atha hammer?
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2019, 04:31:29 PM »
Thank you for posting that. I did already look at it and does help unfortunately because the hammer heads are different to mine.

Offline papadan

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Re: Can anyone help me ID this Atha hammer?
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2019, 06:53:57 PM »
Elliot, yours looks like an old rail road spike hammer. At 8 lbs. I would put a long handle in it like original. The way the head tapers on both sides was for hitting the inside spikes easier.
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Offline Elliott1940

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Re: Can anyone help me ID this Atha hammer?
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2019, 04:00:50 PM »
Thanks a lot papadan!

Offline Yadda

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Re: Can anyone help me ID this Atha hammer?
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2019, 05:45:15 PM »
Coal hammers were similarly shaped. 
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

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Re: Can anyone help me ID this Atha hammer?
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2019, 04:06:01 PM »
Thanks