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Treadle Hammers Other than the Grasshopper 1 of 19 2/23/2004 10:46 PM This page last revised on 6 Nov. 2003 Treadle Hammers Other than the Grasshopper If you're going to build a Grasshopper Treadle Hammer, you should know why . I have no axe to grind here. If you need or want a treadle hammer, it is not necessarily a given that the Grasshopper Treadle Hammer is the machine for you. To help you decide, I'm providing links to and information on other treadle hammers. Plans are available for some of these of these. Jere Kirkpatrick sells a kit. The "Big Lick," Richard Sheppard sells complete. Oliver Hammers Modern Swing-Arm Models Vertical-Motion Models Basic Oliver Hammer Otto Schmirler Richard Sheppard's Big Lick Olver Hammer at Old Sturbridge Village Nahum Hersom Otto Bacon All-Steel Oliver Hammer Gade-Marx Bob Warner Jere Kirkpatrick Clay Spencer's Vertical-Motion Model Clay Spencer / Hans Peot Grasshopper Uncle Al's Paul Morneault Oliver Hammers An Oliver Hammer was a sledge mounted on a pivot with a treadle to pull it down and a spring to pull it back up.
Treadle Hammers Other than the Grasshopper 2 of 19 2/23/2004 10:46 PM Illustrations thoughtfully provided by Kevin Hall. Return to top. Oliver Hammer at Old Sturbridge Village (ca. 1992)
Treadle Hammers Other than the Grasshopper 3 of 19 2/23/2004 10:46 PM Photos by Schlosser at beautifuliron dot com (That's all the name he gives on his webpage ) Return to top.
Treadle Hammers Other than the Grasshopper 4 of 19 2/23/2004 10:46 PM An all-steel Oliver Hammer. Click here for commetary. No plans available, but you might be able to figure it out from this photo. Modern Swing-Arm Models Otto Schmirler's Treadle Hammer From his book, Werk und Werkzeug des Kunstschmieds (Work and Methods of the Artsmith), as reviewed by Jock Dempsey: This may be the oldest hammer of this type. This machine is mounted to the wall, so is not moveable.
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