Hammer head carriage keys

Discussion in 'Memorabilia, Media & Publications' started by Czesziafan, 21 Oct 2019.

  1. Czesziafan

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    I have seen several illustrations of carriage keys with a handle shaped as a small claw hammer. They seem to have been issued by several railways including the LNER and BR(E).

    What I would like to know is: what was the purpose of the hammer head? What would a guard or inspector need to hammer in or remove from the coaching stock with this implement?
     
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  3. Czesziafan

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    Odd that I haven't had any replies on this one as I wold have thought there would be someone out there who wold know.

    I might be completely wrong on this but are people reluctant to talk about old carriage keys for some reason?
     

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