Vertical Steam Hammer
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.
KeywordsHammer, machine, strike, pile driver, mechanical device, vertical steam trip hammer, power hammer, really big hammer
Charles Barnard Tools and Machines (New York, NY: Silver, Burdett and Company, 1903)