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Hammer, riveting or tack

1764 (dated)
Origin: England (probably)
Head OL: 4 9/16"; OL(with handle): 10 5/8"
Iron/Steel, ash
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1999-11
Label:Dated hammers are relatively rare. This one features good quality file work and a graceful ogee transition from the central section to the peen. It may have been used for upholstery work.
Provenance:larry & Debi Schildt Antiques, Mohnton, PA
Mark(s):"I8F" (with "8" and "F" cojoined) stamped on top of center section. This may be an unidentified maker's mark.