Horizontal Steam Power Hammer

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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.


Charles Barnard Tools and Machines (New York, NY: Silver, Burdett and Company, 1903)


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