Cooper survived a series of blows well south of the border before despatching Italian tormentor Piero Tomasoni with that famed, trip-hammer
Between the din of the trip-hammer
sleet and the fabric over their faces, it sounded like they were arguing about ski masks and a Turkish pastry.
Among those marching to the battle were brothers Asa and Andrus Waters, flintlock musket makers, and Nathaniel Whitmore, who owned the first trip-hammer
(used in blacksmithing and iron working).
Power for his first lathe, drill press and trip-hammer
was supplied by a Model A, 4-cylinder engine connect to an overhead line shaft.