hammer wheel

1) The water wheel which powered the tilt hammer in a forge.

In 1646-54 Lionel Copley paid rent on three wheels at Wadsley and his hammer wheel. John Osborne was the tenant of the Hammer Wheel at Norton in 1781. Expenses at Colne Bridge in 1692 included Ł16 4s 6d for Timber trees for a hammer Beame.

dates 1646-1654 1692 1781

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