Le Creusot Eighty-Ton Steam-Hammer

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Perspective view of the eighty-ton steam-hammer used at Le Creusot, France
The Schneider eighty-ton steam-hammer.

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Perspective view of the eighty-ton steam-hammer used at Le Creusot, France. Below is an excerpt from the related entry:

The largest steam-hammer in existence (1879) is that constructed by the Messrs. Schneider at the famous factory of Creusot [sic], France […]. The largest hammers previously built were the 51-ton hammer at the Perm steel works (Russia), the 50-ton hammer at the Alexandrovski steel works, near St. Petersburg, and the 50-ton hammer at Messrs. Krupp’s works at Essen; while after these come the 35-ton hammer at Woolwich Arsenal, and the 30-ton hammer at Sir W. G. Armstrong & Co.’s works at Elswick, England.

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