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Building: Blacksmith Shop
Machine Power: steam
HAER Map Key: 12
Date Built: unknown
Manufacturer: Niles-Bement-Pond Company

This large hammer was used primarily for smashing old iron castings for recasting in the Foundry. It is said that when it was in use the hammering could be felt all over the shops complex. It is also said that windows could not be kept in the building because of flying debris from this process.

Niles-Bement-Pond Company
Bement Works
Philladelphia

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