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Object Name Flatter
Catalog Number 1993.8.300
Date ca. 1900
Material(s) wrought iron; wood
Dimensions H-16.5 W-5.5 D-2.875 inches
Description This is a heavy wrought iron flatter with an octagonal hammering face tapering out to a square head. The head has cutouts in the neck and has beveled corners. There is an oval eye with a curved handle. The handle has a hanging hole in end.
Notes An anvil tool used on hot metal to smooth out hammer marks etc. It is positioned on the workpiece and struck with a hammer.
Collection George Underhill Collection
Subjects Tools
Construction equipment
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS