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Admiral Digby Museum


Accession number: 2010.49.1.6
Category: Woodworking T&E
Object subtype: Hammer, Corking
Date: 1880 – 1930
Materials: Wood; Metal
Measurements: 38 cm L x 31.25 cm W

Two wooden corking hammers, one missing a handle. Each head has two circular bands on the other side of the hole that is used for the handle. There are bands on either end of the head of the hammer. On the hammer head that does not have a handle, there is a circular band missing around the entry opening for the handle.

These were used for corking/caulking wooden boats