Pre-War MMM MG Wheel Hammer

Pre War MMM MG Lead head knock-on wheel hammer.

Shown in the original manual toolkit parts, very few of these hammers are known to still exist. Used and displayed in Pre War MMM MG period tool kits.        

Research through specialist forum the MMM MG forum and period originals for sale on eBay have concluded that the original hammer used a lead head. The knock-on spinners on these cars were made of a bronze alloy, where the use of lead hammer would be most suitable. The next model, the T-Type MG used steel knock-ons, hence the hammer, retaining the same basic design and part number, changed to copper.   

 
Hammer as shown in the original MG P Type manual

Hammer as shown in the original MG P Type manual

Lead hammer for sale in the UK 2016. Item with replacement handle

Lead hammer for sale in the UK 2016. Item with replacement handle

Original copper hammer for the Pre-War MG T-Type found for sale on   eBay 2016

Original copper hammer for the Pre-War MG T-Type found for sale on eBay 2016

Hammer head casting pattern and mould. Hammer head 3% oversize allowance for shrinkage of sand casting    Prototype handle marked out for carving

Hammer head casting pattern and mould. Hammer head 3% oversize allowance for shrinkage of sand casting

Prototype handle marked out for carving

Casting resin pouring box for handle insert.  Resin has been poured for the first half. Centre section of box lined with aluminium foil, and sides sealed with blue-tak prior to pouring. 

Casting resin pouring box for handle insert.  Resin has been poured for the first half. Centre section of box lined with aluminium foil, and sides sealed with blue-tak prior to pouring. 

Prototype hammer heads cast and one finished and fitted to the handle

Prototype hammer heads cast and one finished and fitted to the handle

Prototype handle completed. Chisel, measurement to profile,  file and sand.  Handle mould casting insert  top right of picture made in blas wood. 

Prototype handle completed. Chisel, measurement to profile,  file and sand.  Handle mould casting insert  top right of picture made in blas wood. 

Resin head hole blocks cast in two halves, head holder blocks inserted and block cut in half using razor saw      

Resin head hole blocks cast in two halves, head holder blocks inserted and block cut in half using razor saw  

 

Completed hammer

Completed hammer