tilt hammer

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tilt hammer

n.
A heavy forge hammer having a pivoted lever by which it is tilted up and then allowed to drop.

tilt hammer

n
(Tools) a drop hammer consisting of a heavy head moving at the end of a pivoted arm; used in forging
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In inspecting them, the Chinese delegation watched with interest as the forgeman swung himself about in front of his anvil, "as he regulated the falling blows of the heavy tilt hammers. The thunder of the blows of these hammers, the shaking of the ground, the flying sparks as the hammers dropped on the red-hot metal, the bare-breasted, black-faced workmen, and the crowds of lads on all sides, made up a scene of the most curious but interesting nature".
| A drawing of the Prince of |Wales (above), later Edward VII, on a visit to Gillott's Victoria works in Graham Street in 1874; (left) a tilt hammer, like the one that fascinated the Chinese Commissioners in 1866, that was presented to the Science Museum in 1952 by A.
If today's Greens had been around then the tilt hammers of the steel industry and the power looms and spinning frames of textiles would have been powered - intermittently - by wind.