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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Logging ➔ Log-Marking Hammer

Identifier:
2020.2.8
Description:
This log-marking hammer has a wood handle and a cast iron head with the letters AF. Logging was a popular trade and in order to tell which logs were cut by which company, each one would be marked with a hammer such as this one to identify which company it belonged to. Each company's hammers featured unique letters or designs to help distinguish them from others. 
Materials:
Wood, Cast Iron
Dimensions:
16" h 10" w 1.5" d
Source:
Museum Purchase
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