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trip hammer

[′trip ‚ham·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
A large power hammer whose head is tripped and falls by cam or lever action.
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The earliest known trip hammer in America was most likely at Saugus Iron Works in the Massachusetts colony between 1646 and 1668.
Although the Little Giant trip hammer (or "power hammer" as they were often called) was a popular brand in the early 20th century, it was by no means the first.
Though trip hammer sales continued strong, the tractor and other projects had seriously diverted income and focus from hammer production.
Buyers for the federal government validated the quality of the Little Giant trip hammer when they wrote trip hammer specifications calling for "Little Giant or equal.
When Little Giant ceased production of trip hammers, Sid Suedmeier of Nebraska City, Neb.
The bearings for the drive shafts on the trip hammers were created that way.