Root had who developed better trip hammers
and the associated dies to shape metal, as well as a machine to punch eyes through the heads.
"When Little Giant ceased production of trip hammers
, Sid Suedmeier of Nebraska City, Neb., was authorized to make replacement parts," Bob says.
The writer notes "Louis (Mayer) invented the trip hammer at a machine shop the three (brothers) opened in 1895."
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.
During a period of increased mechanization in the years leading to World War II, the demand for trip hammers soared.
Except for the Little Giant trip hammer, which was perfected to peak efficiency, most products were produced for only a short time.
Their first success was the invention of a trip hammer called the Little Giant, a mechanical blacksmith.
In 1937, the foundry, now named Little Giant after its trip hammer, went bankrupt, and L.J.