Hammer Highlight – Airline Ice Hammer

Hammer Highlight – Airline Ice Hammer

  When commercial air travel arrived on the scene in the 1930s, it was a far more luxurious experience than it is today. Over the course of the next 50 years, flying was transformed into a trendy way to get from one place to another. Airlines competed in making air...
Hammer Highlight – Almond Tree Knocker

Hammer Highlight – Almond Tree Knocker

As the harvest season begins, The Hammer Museum would like to highlight this unique harvesting tool.  Prior to mechanization, almonds were harvested by striking the trunk of the trees with a hammer like this one and collecting the falling nuts in large canvas...
Hammer Highlight – Dulcimer Hammers

Hammer Highlight – Dulcimer Hammers

Dulcimer Hammers   These hammers are used to play an instrument known as the hammered dulcimer. The word dulcimer is derived from both Latin and Greek and means sweet sound or tune. The instrument is trapezoid-shaped and made of wood. A series of strings are stretched...
Hammer Highlight – Coors Ceramic Hammer

Hammer Highlight – Coors Ceramic Hammer

Coors Ceramic Hammer The same Coors family who created the popular Coors beer also developed the Coors Porcelain Company in the early twentieth century. With the onset of World War I and the embargo on German imports, the Coors family saw an opening in the market for...
Hammer Highlight – Tube Tapper

Hammer Highlight – Tube Tapper

Hytron Handy Tube Tapper Electronics companies, such as Hytron Handy, developed tube tappers like the one seen here. These little hammers served several purposes. The tool, as the name suggests, was used to tap hytron vacuum tubes. These tubes were the basis of most...