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Object Name Hammer, Marking
Date 1890-1930
Maker Mahren of Plattsburgh?
Material Iron/Wood
Used Unknown
Description Marking hamer or end stamp; A light hammer or ax used to stamp a brand on a tree or log. Used to identify ownership or company. Iron head is shaped on the face to leave a distnctive script "L" when hammered on a log. Circles in the L pattern are drilled through the face. Maker's marks stamped on the head: "Mahren of P___sburgh (Plattsburgh?)". Other prior marks stamped on the head: "9.5.22". Flat poll on the opposite end of the head. Fawn footed, varnished wooden handle. Drilled hole near the bottom of the handle and another near the top.
Dimensions W-1.5 L-13.75 D-5.25 inches
Collection CIL110
Catalog Number 1956.101.0003
Other number AM 0695
Imagefile 051\1956.101.0003.JPG
Species Hammer, Marking