VINTAGE JOHN H. MURCOTT CRATE OPENER. Circa 1920's.
One piece hammer with nail pulling claw. Two smooth faced 11/16" hammer faces. 1 1/8" deep nail slot in claw. Plated finish. 8 inches overall length.
Engraved with 'John H. Murcott, Inc. St. Albans, New York' on facing.
Starting before the Depression in 1924, John Murcott supplied fruit importers with handling equipment and this tool has probably been used on the New York, Boston or Philadelphia docks during the Great Depression of the 1930's.
Just another fine 'working antique' found hidden away here @ Harry's.
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