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Maydole did not invent the adze-eye

I wish to point out a gross misconception perpetuated in your article of Nov. 1, 2018 entitled “Hammer Museum receives hammer boon.” Specifically, the claim that David Maydole invented the adze-eye hammer has been conclusively disproven. This claim appears to originate from James Parton’s glowing biography in “Captains of Industry or, Men of Business Who […]