"The Hercules of the axe-factory, the great and never-tiring wonder-worker, is the trip-hammer
. This formidable engine consists of a head of iron weighing from 30 to 60 pounds, fitted to one end of a horizontal beam, which is also suspended towards the other end in a framework of solid timber, and, by means of machinery, made to play up and down, rapidly or slowly, at the will of the workmen.
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.
The effect was meant to be staccato, like a trip-hammer
. This reviewer found it irritating.