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Hammer Collection

"Hammering Through Time: From Carpentry to Communism and Beyond" Step into the world of craftsmanship as we explore the versatile tool known as the hammer

Background imageHammer Collection: Tools used in carpentry and joinery

Tools used in carpentry and joinery
Various tools used in carpentry and joinery, including a vice, saws, chisels, a plane, pliers, a compass and a hammer

Background imageHammer Collection: COMMUNIST POSTER, 1967. Lenin lived, Lenin lives, Lenin will live forever

COMMUNIST POSTER, 1967. Lenin lived, Lenin lives, Lenin will live forever! Poster by Viktor Ivanov, Soviet Union, 1967

Background imageHammer Collection: One Million Years B. C. One Quad Artwork

One Million Years B. C. One Quad Artwork
One Million Years B.C. One Quad Artwork

Background imageHammer Collection: Dry Stone Walling

Dry Stone Walling
Two working class men in flat caps build a dry stone wall together at Galashiel, Selkirkshire, Scotland

Background imageHammer Collection: Coopers at work making wooden barrels

Coopers at work making wooden barrels
Four coopers hard at work in their workshop making traditional wooden barrels. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageHammer Collection: Blacksmith Tools 1875

Blacksmith Tools 1875
A range of tools used by a blacksmith or ironsmith, including pincers, a hook, files, a hammer and a mallet. 1875

Background imageHammer Collection: Building and masonry tools

Building and masonry tools
Various building and masonry tools, including a saw, a mallet, chisels, hatchets, a trowel and a hammer

Background imageHammer Collection: Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. September 1902

Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. September 1902
A view of the quarry face showing workers sitting on a granite block weighing an estimated 2, 738 tons. It was claimed to be the largest single block ever quarried

Background imageHammer Collection: Grinling Gibbons / Evelyn

Grinling Gibbons / Evelyn
GRINLING GIBBONS English woodcarver and sculptor, with John Evelyn at the door, about to discover him

Background imageHammer Collection: UFO crashes at Aztec, New Mexico

UFO crashes at Aztec, New Mexico
A flying saucer which allegedly crashed near Aztec, New Mexico, reported by Frank Scully with spurious data from Dr G, but with possible basis in fact

Background imageHammer Collection: Wheelwright makinbg wooden wheels, Blists Hill, Ironbridge

Wheelwright makinbg wooden wheels, Blists Hill, Ironbridge
A skilled wheelwright works on a wooden cart wheel in his workshop at Blists Hill Working Museum, Ironbridge, Shropshire. First published The Independent newspaper Date: 1989

Background imageHammer Collection: Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. 1903-1904

Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. 1903-1904
A general view of Polkanuggo Quarry with steam traction engine BETA No 483 and workers posing for the camera. The traction engine was made around June 1885 by John Fowler of Leeds

Background imageHammer Collection: Quarry in Mabe or Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904

Quarry in Mabe or Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904
A view of the quarry face showing two workers with sledge hammers standing by a granite block that is being dressed. Part of the Freeman & Sons, Penryn Collection. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageHammer Collection: Blacksmiths outside their forge

Blacksmiths outside their forge
A superb photograph of six Blacksmiths and coachbuilders posing for a photograph outside their forge/workshop, each holding the tools of their trade

Background imageHammer Collection: Bismarck as Blacksmith

Bismarck as Blacksmith
OTTO BISMARCK Prussian statesman, depicted as Smith of the Nation, handing a newly forged sword to Germania

Background imageHammer Collection: Thor Fights the Jotunes

Thor Fights the Jotunes
The god Thor fights the giants (the Jotun or Jotune) from his chariot with his hammer, thunder & lightning

Background imageHammer Collection: Norton from the survey of W and J Fairbank, 1804

Norton from the survey of W and J Fairbank, 1804
Original at Sheffield Archives ref. NSC/127

Background imageHammer Collection: Various coopers tools

Various coopers tools
Various tools used by a cooper or barrel maker, including mallets, a hammer, a hatchet and a knife

Background imageHammer Collection: The Plumber

The Plumber

Background imageHammer Collection: Fittleworth Smithy interior with two blacksmiths

Fittleworth Smithy interior with two blacksmiths
Fittleworth Smithy interior. Two blacksmiths, one working at the forge and one at the anvil. Many tools and horseshoes shown

Background imageHammer Collection: Trepanation, 14th century artwork

Trepanation, 14th century artwork
Trepanation. 14th century artwork of a doctor using a hammer and scalpel to perform a surgical operation known as trepanation

Background imageHammer Collection: GWR navvies, Treffgarne, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

GWR navvies, Treffgarne, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
A group of ten Great Western Railway navvies working on the Treffgarne railway at Nant Y Coy, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales

Background imageHammer Collection: Splitting Slates

Splitting Slates
A workman uses a hammer and chisel to split slates in the biggest slate quarry in the world at Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire, Wales

Background imageHammer Collection: How Pianola Works 1912

How Pianola Works 1912
How the player-piano works - air passes through the holes in the piano-roll and acts on the bellows mechanism, causing a hammer to strike a key

Background imageHammer Collection: House carpenter planing a board on a bench

House carpenter planing a board on a bench. His workshop contains carpentry tools such as saws, hammer, chisel, as well as finished products such as a door, rafters, ladder, etc

Background imageHammer Collection: Variety of pistols, incl Colts Deringer pistol / Peacemaker

Variety of pistols, incl Colts Deringer pistol / Peacemaker
A variety of pistols, including Colts Deringer pistol, the Snapchance Revolver, a full-size cartridge, a US Cavalry Colt Sa (Single Action Army - Peacemaker).45 revolver (circa 1877)

Background imageHammer Collection: Blacksmith at work in his forge

Blacksmith at work in his forge
An elderly blacksmith hammering a horseshoe on his anvil. The owner of the horse awaiting a new set of shoes looks in at the window, while the blacksmiths cat scratches an ear on the work bench

Background imageHammer Collection: Throwing the hammer, Braemar Highland Games

Throwing the hammer, Braemar Highland Games
Alexander Mackenzie throwing the hammer at the 1911 Highland Games at Braemar, Scotland. 1911

Background imageHammer Collection: Wheelwrights making cart wheels

Wheelwrights making cart wheels
Wheelwrights or wainwrights making large wooden wheels in a traditional rural workshop. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageHammer Collection: Sheet Music Suffragettes Humorous One or Two Step

Sheet Music Suffragettes Humorous One or Two Step. Written by Montague Ewing, cover illustration by Reginald Rigby with suffragettes in the colours, one holding a hammer

Background imageHammer Collection: Steam hammer, details of piston and cylinder

Steam hammer, details of piston and cylinder
Steam hammer, front elevation and details of piston and cylinder

Background imageHammer Collection: Charles Martel 732

Charles Martel 732
Because of the heavy blows he showered upon the Saracens at Poitiers, Duke Charles Martel became known as " Charles The Hammer"

Background imageHammer Collection: Boy Repairs Boots / 1930

Boy Repairs Boots / 1930
A boy is taught to mend his own boots in classes at a London School

Background imageHammer Collection: F Shop, Steam Hammer Shop, c1930s

F Shop, Steam Hammer Shop, c1930s

Background imageHammer Collection: Freeman & Sons dressing floor, probably Penryn, Cornwall. 1903-1904

Freeman & Sons dressing floor, probably Penryn, Cornwall. 1903-1904
Classical granite columns on the dressing floor of Freeman & Sons works. The man pictured is either Bernard Freeman or his brother. Part of the Freeman & Sons, Penryn Collection. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageHammer Collection: Transporting granite blocks for King Alfreds statue to Penryn Station, Penryn, Cornwall. 1901

Transporting granite blocks for King Alfreds statue to Penryn Station, Penryn, Cornwall. 1901
Fowler traction engines 7974 and 9016 are pictured hauling blocks of granite from one of the Mabe quarries to Penryn Station, for onward transportation by train to Winchester, Hampshire

Background imageHammer Collection: Driving an end at East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893

Driving an end at East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893
Driving an end with a box drill mounted in a stretcher. Copy photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageHammer Collection: Recruitment Campaign 'Teamwork Builds Ships', pub. 1917 (colour lithograph)

Recruitment Campaign "Teamwork Builds Ships", pub. 1917 (colour lithograph)
3239932 Recruitment Campaign " Teamwork Builds Ships", pub. 1917 (colour lithograph) by Stevens, William Dodge (1870-1942); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; American

Background imageHammer Collection: Tresahor Quarry, Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904

Tresahor Quarry, Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904
A general view of the quarry with the crane used for moving the granite blocks. Part of the Freeman & Sons, Penryn Collection. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageHammer Collection: Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. Around 1900

Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. Around 1900
A view of the quarry face showing workers holding the tools of their trade while dressing stones. Blocks of granite are ready to be moved using the cranes based at the edge of the quarry

Background imageHammer Collection: Childhood of Christ, c1620. Artist: Gerrit van Honthorst

Childhood of Christ, c1620. Artist: Gerrit van Honthorst
Childhood of Christ, c1620. Detail. Found in the collection of The Hermitage, St Petersburg

Background imageHammer Collection: Knight of the mid 15th century in battle armor with weapons

Knight of the mid 15th century in battle armor with weapons.. He wears a checkered tunic over stocking, with two angels above holding his coat of arms. The weapons include a war hammer A and sword E

Background imageHammer Collection: Firth Brown 5 ton steam hammer, junction of Savile Street and Sutherland Street, Attercliffe

Firth Brown 5 ton steam hammer, junction of Savile Street and Sutherland Street, Attercliffe
This was built in 1947 by the Brightside Engineering Company and was restored and moved to its present day location in 1994.The hammer was used in forging steel rings for railway tyres

Background imageHammer Collection: BLACKSMITHS, c1903. Two blacksmiths making a metal hoop, possibly for a wagon wheel

BLACKSMITHS, c1903. Two blacksmiths making a metal hoop, possibly for a wagon wheel. Photograph, c1903

Background imageHammer Collection: Hammering Man sculpture

Hammering Man sculpture, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

Background imageHammer Collection: Forging the Anchor, 20th century. Artist: Stanhope A Forbes

Forging the Anchor, 20th century. Artist: Stanhope A Forbes
Forging the Anchor, 20th century. From the Art Journal (London)

Background imageHammer Collection: THE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH. Line engraving, American, 1862, after a painting by Richard Elmore

THE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH. Line engraving, American, 1862, after a painting by Richard Elmore

Background imageHammer Collection: Anger, conceptual artwork

Anger, conceptual artwork. Drawing of a mans head with a small man inside holding a hammer, representing anger and aggression



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"Hammering Through Time: From Carpentry to Communism and Beyond" Step into the world of craftsmanship as we explore the versatile tool known as the hammer. Used in carpentry and joinery, this timeless instrument has shaped countless creations throughout history. In dry stone walling they can essential for meticulously placing each stone, ensuring stability and durability. Just like a well-built wall, the legacy of hammers endures through time. Travel back to 1967 in the Soviet Union with a powerful reminder of Lenin's influence. A communist poster by Viktor Ivanov boldly declares, "Lenin lived, Lenin lives, Lenin will live forever. " The resounding impact of these words echoes like a hammer striking an anvil. Witness coopers at work as they skillfully craft wooden barrels using their trusty hammers. Each strike resonates with precision and expertise - a symphony of woodworking mastery. Transport yourself to 1875 where blacksmiths wielded their tools with strength and finesse. Hammers were their faithful companions in shaping metal into functional works of art that stood the test of time. Marvel at One Million Years B. C. , where one quad artwork captures prehistoric times when primitive hammers were used by our ancestors to shape their surroundings - a testament to human ingenuity since ancient times. Discover Bismarck as Blacksmith - an intriguing portrayal showcasing how even great political figures can be linked to this humble tool. Like Bismarck forging alliances, hammers forge connections between people across generations. Journey to Polkanuggo Quarry in Cornwall during 1903-1904; witness workers tirelessly wielding hammers against unforgiving rocks. Their determination is palpable as they chip away piece by piece towards progress. Uncover historical gems from Norton's survey conducted by W and J Fairbank in 1804. Amongst various tools documented lies the ever-present hammer - a symbol of industriousness and innovation.