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Caulking Mallet

Date: 1890-1950
Overall: 365 mm, 1212 g, 68 mm
Medium: wood, metal
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Bernard Lake
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Caulking Mallet
Object No: 00053493

User Terms

    A shipwright’s caulking mallet had a unique design; it featured distinctive longitudinal slots in the head of the mallet to give some “springiness” to the hard wood, usually oak, which would reduce the jarring on the user’s wrist.

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