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I am looking at a very old but in good condition Hawkeye helve hammer.  It is an early one with the wood column where the hammer arm pivots from.  It seems to be all there.  Originally run off of an overhead line shaft.


Anyone ever use one of these?  Anyone out there have one in operation?  It is not a big hammer.  It is very compact and takes up little floor space.


Just looking for comments about how these work.  Thank you.

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This May I had the privilege of using a Hawkeye powered by a portable steam engine at the Lake Goldsmith rally.  It was great fun, handles 1 inch fine.  This was in spite of some tune-up required, the dies are flogged out and the clutch idler could do with moving.

If any of the guys with an original clutch set up, could measure and post, the owners would be greatly appreciative.






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