Vintage Henry Cheney Nail Holding Hammer with ball bearing, for cut nails. There are no company marks on the head or the wooden handle. This looks like it could be a Cheney No. 3, 28 oz. hammer but I don’t really know much about this, other than some research on the internet.
The total weight of this hammer is about 39 ounces, including the handle. It’s shape is the same as an original Cheney 1871 patent (the longer smooth cylinder shape at one end) but has the opening for the nail has the “slight crucifix shape“ for square cut nails with the ball bearing mechanism from a later date.
The head is about 5-½” across, measuring from the outer flat round end to the other side at the outermost part (the bottom of the “claw“). The round flat end of the head has a diameter of about 1-5/16”. The length is about 13-5/8” from the very top of the metal to the very bottom of the handle.
The handle has some darkening, soiling old nicks, and some little scrapes. It looks like a bit of splintering starting at one point. There is what looks like a small remnant of something black (paint?) near the bottom of the handle. The metal has some soiling, dustiness and some light rust as well as old nicks and hints of roughness.
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