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Old 04-24-2010, 11:14 PM
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This item is in the Annual Rotan Consignment Sale to be held on May 8 at the Fisher Co. Sheriff’s Posse Arena.

I was told that it is very old and has been in the Rotan area for many years in a blacksmith shop.

I believe that it is a power hammer. I am sure that it has done a lot of hammering on farm items and etc.

Has anyone ever used one of these items?
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Old 04-25-2010, 06:23 AM
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Looks like a Little Giant or Meyer Brothers hammer. Parts are available. Our club has a few of them. Most people like to build a safety cage around the toggle mechanism so that it doesnt self-destruct in your face.

I have zero actual hands on time with one. Perhaps one of the other metal smashers here can chime in.
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:36 AM
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That would sure be handy to have around!
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Old 04-25-2010, 10:29 AM
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I have used them. If you can get it cheap buy it. Parts are available. They can be a little tricky to get adjusted so they run smoothly.
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Old 04-25-2010, 11:28 AM
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I believe Dr.Dean pillaged one of those and repaired it sometime within the last few months.
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Old 04-25-2010, 05:46 PM
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Nab it! I paid $700 for my Mayer bros hammer. That one looks to be about a 25Lb hammer and will move alot of metal in a BIG hurry. It probably has drawing dies and was orignally used for sharpening plowshares. I'd like to see some better pictures of the drive, dies and the drive mechinisim. Check to see that the top die and slide is tight and slides freely. If the dies are rounded from front to rear they are drawing dies, I'd be willing to bet they are. If you wish diffrent dies can be made. Check out littlegianthammer.com and Iforgeiron.com there's a ton of information out there. I don't think it's a Little Giant or Mayer Brothers by what looks like the drive pulley on the right side but the pictures aren't the clearest. I think it was orignally a line shaft machine, just a guess, once agian the pulley.
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It would be a good deal up to about $1200, they sell (or used to sell, nothing sells anymore) for about $2000 here. If you ever have a desire to do any blacksmithing buy it. They are heavy BTW. They are also easily converted to electric and need about a 1-2hp motor.
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Based on it's location (some good cotton farming country), I'd bet that it is setup to sharpen plow sweeps.
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Old 04-25-2010, 11:24 PM
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http://www.khutsonauctioneers.com/april17.htm is the webpages for the Rotan auction.

Looks like there will be some 2 3/8 tubing - 8ft long, and what is claimed to be 3 in. drill stem.

I think that you could call the auctioneer and arrange for a bid on the trip hammer to be placed in advance if you are not able to be there on the auction day. I know that it is done sometiimes.

There will be more stuff brought in up til auction day.

I may not be able to attend this year. Too many other pre-planned activities in the way. This auction was supposed to on April 17th, but got rained out. Flood warnings and etc the night before and more rain that morning.
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