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Novelty Iron Works
Dubuque, IA

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Title: 1908 Article-Novelty Iron Works, Improved Boss Hammer
Source: Southern Machinery, V8, Nov 1908, pg. 26
Insert Date: 11/11/2017 8:36:31 PM

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Attention is called to the improved Boss power hammer, also the Helva-hard-hitter, both machines being manufactured by Novelty Iron Works, of Dubuque, Ia. There are many Boss hammers in use in various parts of this country, and they have been shipped to England, Sweden, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.

The improved Boss, Fig. 1, is of the guide hammer style, the hammer head being supported within steel guide plates with proper adjustment for wear. There are special provisions for taking up the stretch of the belt without replacing, thus admitting of a sensitive adjustment of the foot lever for starting, stopping: or controlling the speed and force of a blow. The adjustable brake tension admits of stopping the machine with the dies always separated ready to receive the work. By means of the combination brake and tightener lever, the machine is under absolutely perfect control.

The anvil is extremely heavy, weighing as much as all the balance of the machine. It is separated from the base, and, therefore, absorbs shock from the blow of the hammer without undue strain or vibration of the machine itself.

The Helva-hard-hitter power hammer, Fig. 2, is of the helve type and provided with a reversible hammer die suitable for various kinds of work. This machine is especially valuable for plow repair work, also for welding tires, axles, etc. It has the belt tightener and brake adjustments similar to the improved Boss hammer and will forge material 5 inches thick or less.

The spring drive is very sensitive and the telescoping pitman admits of forging thick material without change of stroke. The Helva-hard-hitter is a low-priced machine intended for blacksmiths of moderate means or for shops which do not need a heavy trip hammer, such as the improved Boss.

Any special information required in regard to either of these machines will be gladly furnished by the manufacturers.
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1908 Novelty Iron Works, Improved Boss Hammer
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1908 Novelty Iron Works, Helva-Hard Hitter
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