"Formerly the balls were squeezed by an "alligator" or "crocodile" squeezer, and were then "shingled" by shingling hammers, such as the "tilt" hammer (where the hammer forms a lever with the fulcrum in the middle, a cam pressing upon one end serving to depress that end and raise the other which carries the head)." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Alligator Squeezer

"Formerly the balls were squeezed by an "alligator" or "crocodile" squeezer, and were then "shingled"…

An armorer, or armourer, was in former times a smith who specialized in manufacturing and repairing arms and armour. In modern usage, the word may also designate a member of a modern military or police force who maintains and repairs small arms, and weapons systems, with some duties resembling those of a civilian gunsmith.

An Armourer

An armorer, or armourer, was in former times a smith who specialized in manufacturing and repairing…

Axe-hammers of polished stone. A Neolithic age implement. Not drawn to scale.

Neolithic Implements Axe-hammers

Axe-hammers of polished stone. A Neolithic age implement. Not drawn to scale.

"An electric bell consists mainly of an electromagnet, E, and a vibrating armature that carries a hammer, H, that strikes a bell. One terminal of the magnet coils is connected to the binding-post, and the other terminal to the flexible support of the armature. The armature carries a spring that rests lightly against the tip of an adjustable screw at C. This screw is connected to the other binding-post. The bell is connected to a battery of 2 or 3 cells in series, a key, a push-button, P, or some other device for closing the circuit being placed in the line." -Avery 1895

Electric Bell

"An electric bell consists mainly of an electromagnet, E, and a vibrating armature that carries a hammer,…

Carpenter using a hammer.

Carpenter

Carpenter using a hammer.

Carpenter using a chisel.

Carpenter

Carpenter using a chisel.

Cobbler with hammer and glasses making a shoe.

Cobbler

Cobbler with hammer and glasses making a shoe.

"Condie's Hammer." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Condie's Hammer

"Condie's Hammer." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"A transverse section through the valve casing of a double-column hammer, used for heavy forge work."—Finley, 1917

Transverse section of a double-column hammer

"A transverse section through the valve casing of a double-column hammer, used for heavy forge work."—Finley,…

"A section through the valve casing of a double-column hammer, fitted with a valve v provided with three pistons."—Finley, 1917

Valve casing of a double-column hammer

"A section through the valve casing of a double-column hammer, fitted with a valve v provided with three…

"A vertical section through the valve casing of a double-column hammer, used for heavy forge work."—Finley, 1917

Vertical section of a double-hammer column

"A vertical section through the valve casing of a double-column hammer, used for heavy forge work."—Finley,…

A high powered pneumatic or electrically driven device for boring holes into rock.

Rock Drill

A high powered pneumatic or electrically driven device for boring holes into rock.

"1, malleus, or hammer; 2, incus, or anvil; 3, stapes, or stirrup." — Blaisedell, 1904

Bones of the ear

"1, malleus, or hammer; 2, incus, or anvil; 3, stapes, or stirrup." — Blaisedell, 1904

Edward I of England.

Edward I

Edward I of England.

The garden hammer are usually used in gardening for nailing wall trees. The hammer head is short and flat at the end used for driving nails.

Garden Hammer

The garden hammer are usually used in gardening for nailing wall trees. The hammer head is short and…

"Gun-lock. a, hammer or cock; b, tumbler; c, bridle; d, bridle-screw; e, sear; f, sear-screw; g, sear-spring; h, sear spring screw; i, main-spring; k, swivel; l, l, side-screws." -Whitney, 1911

Gun Lock

"Gun-lock. a, hammer or cock; b, tumbler; c, bridle; d, bridle-screw; e, sear; f, sear-screw; g, sear-spring;…

"Gun. A, breech; B, barrel; C, band; D, breech-block; E, butt; F, butt- or heel-plate; G, front sight or bead; H, guard- or trigger-plate; I, guard-bow; K, hammer; L, lock; M, peep-sight; N, N, pipes; O, pistol-grip; P, rear sight; Q, receiver; R, side-screws or -nails; S, S, stock; T, tip; U, trigger; V, wiping-rod." -Whitney, 1911

Parts of the Gun

"Gun. A, breech; B, barrel; C, band; D, breech-block; E, butt; F, butt- or heel-plate; G, front sight…

Hammer.

Hammer

Hammer.

Hand holding hammer.

Hammer

Hand holding hammer.

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shape. This tangram depicts a hammer.

Hammer

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures…

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shape. This tangram depicts a hammer.

Hammer

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures…

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shape. This tangram depicts a hammer.

Hammer

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures…

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shape. This tangram depicts a hammer.

Hammer

Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. Seven figures…

This is a hammer drill, also known as a rotary hammer, a pneumatically powered mechanism which uses percussion to penetrate rock.

Device for Hammer Drill

This is a hammer drill, also known as a rotary hammer, a pneumatically powered mechanism which uses…

A billiard cue, a baseball bat, a tennis racket, all the instruments used in golf, are hammers.

A Hammer for Play

A billiard cue, a baseball bat, a tennis racket, all the instruments used in golf, are hammers.

"A beam only reaching partially across an opening." — Williams, 1889

Hammer-beam

"A beam only reaching partially across an opening." — Williams, 1889

The hardening process for drop hammer dies is done by containing the hardening liquid, usually water, is contained in a containment vessel. The liquid is pumped into the container to cool the metal.

Hardening Dies for Drop Hammers

The hardening process for drop hammer dies is done by containing the hardening liquid, usually water,…

There are about 50 different styles of hammers, each one having a trade name. They are of every size, from a tack-hammer, weighting a few ounces, up to the blacksmith's great straight-handled sledge-hammer, weighing twenty pounds or more. Many are named after the trade in which they are used.

Types of Hammers

There are about 50 different styles of hammers, each one having a trade name. They are of every size,…

"Varieties of Hand Hammers." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Hand Hammers

"Varieties of Hand Hammers." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

A trip hammer resembles a hand-hammer held in a horizontal position. The hammer is placed at the end of a heavy beam pivoted near the opposite end. By means of simple machinery the handle was raised and then "tripped" or let fall, when the hammer-head delivered its blow upon the anvil. They were at first operated by water power, but later by steam power.

Horizontal Steam Power Hammer

A trip hammer resembles a hand-hammer held in a horizontal position. The hammer is placed at the end…

"The Lift Hammer." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Lift Hammer

"The Lift Hammer." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

A wooden hammer; particularly used in carpentry, for driving the chisel.

Mallet

A wooden hammer; particularly used in carpentry, for driving the chisel.

A mallet is a type of hammer with a head made of softer materials than the steel normally used in hammerheads, so as to avoid damaging a delicate surface.

Mallets

A mallet is a type of hammer with a head made of softer materials than the steel normally used in hammerheads,…

"A hammer, a mallet. In the hands of the farmer the mallet of wood served to break down the clods and to pulverize them. The butcher used it in slaying cattle, by striking the head, and we often read of it as used by the smith upon the anvil. When several men were employed at te same anvil it was a matter of necessity that they should strike in time, and Virgil, accordingly says of the Cyclopes, "inter se brachia tollunt in numerum." The scene which he describes is represented in the annexed woodcut, taken from an ancient bas-relief, in which Vulcan, Brontes, and Steropes, are seen forging the metal, while the third Cyclops, Pyracmon, blows the bellows. Beside the anvil is seen the vessel of water in which the hot iron or bronze was immersed. But besides the employment of the hammer upon the anvil for making all ordinary utensils, the smith wrought with this instrument figures which were either small and fine, some of their parts being beaten as thin as paper, and being in very high relief, as in the bronzes of Siris, or of colossal proportions, being composed of seperate plates riveted together." — Smith, 1873

Malleus

"A hammer, a mallet. In the hands of the farmer the mallet of wood served to break down the clods and…

Two men with hammers and a pile of rocks.

Men at work

Two men with hammers and a pile of rocks.

"Cave's modification of Nasmyth's Hammer." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Nasmyth's Hammer

"Cave's modification of Nasmyth's Hammer." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

This pile driver is powered by a horse. The horse will pull a cord that raises the weight. When the weight reaches the top of the device, it is released. After being released it will fall a distance before striking an object below with great force causing it to pressed into the ground.

Pile Driver

This pile driver is powered by a horse. The horse will pull a cord that raises the weight. When the…

Such a hammer will deliver a blow at every stroke of the piston-rod, and with sufficient air-pressure will give from 200 to 1,000 blows a minute

Pneumatic Hammer

Such a hammer will deliver a blow at every stroke of the piston-rod, and with sufficient air-pressure…

A caricature showing a man in suspenders dropping a hammer.

Raven

A caricature showing a man in suspenders dropping a hammer.

"Having a body like other sharks, but with a double snout like a double-headed hammer, and having an eye in the middle of each extremity; it is very voracious, and from twelve to twenty feet long." — Goodrich, 1859

Hammerhead Shark

"Having a body like other sharks, but with a double snout like a double-headed hammer, and having an…

"Steam Hammer." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Steam Hammer

"Steam Hammer." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"The valve gear for operating the steam hammer is shown separately, the cylinder and valve chest being in section."—Finley, 1917

Valve gear of a steam hammer

"The valve gear for operating the steam hammer is shown separately, the cylinder and valve chest being…

Stone and horn ax and hammer. A Neolithic age implement. Not drawn to scale.

Neolithic Implements Stone and Horn Ax and Hammer

Stone and horn ax and hammer. A Neolithic age implement. Not drawn to scale.

Stone mallets and the North American Indian method of mounting. A Neolithic age implement. Not drawn to scale.

Neolithic Implements Stone Mallets

Stone mallets and the North American Indian method of mounting. A Neolithic age implement. Not drawn…

Outlines of household items (iron, pipe, kettle, cup, candle, hammer) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. 7 figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shapes.

Household Items Outline Tangram Card

Outlines of household items (iron, pipe, kettle, cup, candle, hammer) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams,…

Solutions for outlines of household items (iron, pipe, kettle, cup, candle, hammer) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. 7 figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shapes.

Household Items Outline Solution Tangram Card

Solutions for outlines of household items (iron, pipe, kettle, cup, candle, hammer) made from tangram…

Silhouette outlines of household items (iron, pipe, kettle, cup, candle, hammer) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. 7 figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shapes.

Household Items Silhouette Tangram Card

Silhouette outlines of household items (iron, pipe, kettle, cup, candle, hammer) made from tangram pieces.…

Solutions for silhouette outlines of household items (iron, pipe, kettle, cup, candle, hammer) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. 7 figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shapes.

Household Items Silhouette Solution Tangram Card

Solutions for silhouette outlines of household items (iron, pipe, kettle, cup, candle, hammer) made…

"Thor, the thunderer, Odin's eldest son, is the strongest of gods and men, and possesses three very precious things. The first is a hammer, which both the Frost and Mountain giants know to their cost, when they see it hurled against them in the air, for it has split many a skull of their fathers and kindred. When thrown, it returns to his hand of its own accord. The second rare thing he possesses is called the belt of strength. When he girds it about him his divine might is doubled. The third, also very precious, is his iron gloves, which he puts on whenever he would use his mallet efficiently." —Bulfinch, 1897

Thor

"Thor, the thunderer, Odin's eldest son, is the strongest of gods and men, and possesses three very…

"Tilt Hammer." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Tilt Hammer

"Tilt Hammer." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

The prince of the Frost Giants steals Thor's hammer. The Frost Prince agrees to return it if he can marry Freya, the goddess of beauty. In order to get it back, Thor dresses up as Freya and attends the giants' great feast. Upon return of the hammer, Thor shows himself and defeats all of the Frost Giants.

Tricking the Frost Prince

The prince of the Frost Giants steals Thor's hammer. The Frost Prince agrees to return it if he can…

In 1838, Nasmyth, of England, planned his really great invention — the steam-hammer. His idea was to use the piston-rod of an upright steam-engine as the handle of a hammer that could move up and down between vertical guides. So perfect is the operation of one of these Titan hammers that the engineer can crack an egg with it, or deliver terrific, smashing blows that will mold a ton of iron into any shape he wishes.

Vertical Steam Hammer

In 1838, Nasmyth, of England, planned his really great invention — the steam-hammer. His idea…

Roman god of fire

Vulcan

Roman god of fire

Roman god of fire

Vulcan

Roman god of fire

Roman god of fire

Vulcan

Roman god of fire

An illustration of a woman holding a very large hammer.

Woman Holding Large Hammer

An illustration of a woman holding a very large hammer.

An elephant drinking beer out of a keg.

Elephant Drinking

An elephant drinking beer out of a keg.