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Solicitus

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Yes, I know it’s a hammer. Any ideas as to its purpose .? Found it when cleaning out my grandfathers tools in Inverness. Is it a toy, or would it have had A particular use ?Photo is on an A4 piece of paper for scale. No markings, or name on it. Weighs 107 grams. Perfectly balanced.
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AndyT

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I'm pretty sure it's a jeweller's planishing hammer. Used for making hollow vessels etc from sheet silver.
Should be clean and shiny, not rusty!
 

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That’s great . Many thanks. I guess the shininess wore off ! Of course it raises more questions - but I suppose someone in the family’s had a hobby. My grandads been gone 50 years, and the house was built by his father in law 50 years before that. Tidying up 100 years of family history, one rusty tool at a time.

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AndyT":3oqr34fu said:
Should be clean and shiny, not rusty!
Yes it's a repousse hammer and should be not just clean but very highly polished -it leaves the metal you're working with the same degree of polish it has itself.
 

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