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Power hammers

The Little Giant Powerhammer: Rebuilding; Use; History Richard R Kern

S&H $5.00

This book is about rebuilding the Little Giant hammer and learning about the company that built them; but many of the methods are directly applicable to other hammers. This book can be read for information; entertainment or as a manual to rebuilding. If you choose the latter course; then it is assumed that you have access to at least some of the tools described and have acquired the necessary welding or machining skills - or know a friend with them.

Two copies are in the collection.

Power hammers; Tool making and equipment building

Publisher H&K Pub. 1992. 300 pages

 
Blacksmith's Manual Illustrated J.W. Lillico

S&H $5.00

In a sentence; the author has endeavoured to show; by illustrations and text matter; how to obtain the length of material for a job; the tools required; and the operations necessary to complete the job in the most expeditious manner. This book is especially helpful for power hammer tooling and work.

Blacksmithing; Blacksmithing training and techniques; Power hammers; Tool making and equipment building

Publisher Countryside Agency. 1991. 208 pages

 
Pounding Out The Profits: A Century Of American Invention: The Development And Manufacture Of Crank-Actuated Open-Die Power Forging Hammers Douglas Freund

S&H $5.00

A well researched and written history of the development of the mechanical power hammer; including the history of the major manufacturers; hundreds of illustrations including patent drawings; advertising engravings and over 250 B&W photographs. This is a case study of industrial technological product focusing on one particular product -- it is NOT intended as a "how to" book and offers no information on power hammer operations and techniques. But there are some very rare photos and ads that have been gathered and reproduced here; covering almost every U.S. manufacturer.

Inventions - History; Power hammers - History

Publisher Mingus Mountain Machine Works. 1997. 317 pages

 
Air Hammer Kinyon

S&H $3.00

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SET-Power Hammer Forging Clifton Ralph

S&H $9.00

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The Power Hammer Cycle Dave Manzer

S&H $3.00

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Hand and Power Hammer Forging-tape 2 Uri Hofi

S&H $3.00

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Self-Contained Air Hammer Mark Krause

S&H $1.50

Pamphlet; Power hammers

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Plans for the Simple Air Hammer Ron Kinyon

S&H $1.50

Pamphlet; Power hammers

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