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US Patent: 29,760
Improvement in Hammers
Reinhold Boeklen - Brooklyn, NY

USPTO Classifications:
7/901, 81/24, 81/26

Tool Categories:
woodworking tools : hammers : tack hammers
woodworking tools : hammers : nail holding


The Stanley Works - New Britain, CT

William Sinclair
Charles Nanz

Patent Dates:
Granted: Aug. 28, 1860

Patent Pictures: [ 1 | 2 ]
Reinhold Boeklen Pat. Aug. 28, 1860
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The patent is for a magnetic tack hammer. The magnet could be a separate piece for one head, or the whole head; the specifications mention coating all but the ends of the head with non-conducting material. A known example is marked with this patent date in combination with the Dec. 10, 1867 date corresponding to Thomas Conklin's patent for a one-piece hollow handled hammer (pat. no 71,986). The Conklin patent was used in several tack hammers produced by Stanley.

Boeklen & G.W. Schramm received another hammer patent mentioning a magnetic tack face on Nov. 4, 1862 (Pat. no. 36829).

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