What is the proper name of this hammer

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Old 05-03-18, 06:46 PM
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What is the proper name of this hammer

My Dad always had one of these hammers and he called it a market hammer. They used it to open the crates of food products. It was the tool of choice at any food terminal distribution center and each truck driver had one. But I would like to know the official name of it.
 
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Old 05-03-18, 06:57 PM
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Google 'crate hammer"
Worked for me..
 
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Old 05-03-18, 07:00 PM
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Like Joe above, I googlized "antique pry bar" and found a box hammer, crate hammer and a railroad hammer - altho that one looked a lot heavier duty than the others. Cool tool!
 
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Old 05-03-18, 08:02 PM
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And they have sort of a newer version...not as "crate special" as yours....https://www.homedepot.com/p/FATMAX-F...-100654931-_-N
 
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Old 05-03-18, 08:48 PM
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I did in fact Google crate Hammer. But I did images only.
I just did it again and sure enough both images and descriptions turned up. That's just weird.
How ever I also just pulled up this

Bridgeport Hardware Mfg. Corp.

So I guess the official name is a Bridgeport crate /pry hammer.

From what I can gather they are no longer in business but these hammer do sell at auction as antiques.

My dad gave my wife his after he retired with strict orders I was not take possession of it!
 
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Old 05-04-18, 03:15 AM
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Thanks for this thread Norm, I have one in my tool box that I acquired somewhere along the line in the 70's .... never knew it had a name.
 
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