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Hammer with insulated handle, ca. 1920

Hammer with insulated handle, ca. 1920

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Description

An enterprising Central Maine Power lineman constructed his own insulated tool in about 1920 by replacing this hammer's wooden handle with a steel pipe, and then covering the pipe with braided fiberglass cloth and rubber insulation. Safety equipment was especially important for the line workers who erected utility poles and strung cable.

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