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Peavey (tool)

A peavey or peavey hook is a logging tool consisting of a handle, generally from 30 to 50 inches long (0.75 to 1.25 m), with a metal spike protruding from the end. The spike is rammed into a log, then a hook (at the end of an arm attached to a pivot a short distance up the handle) grabs the log at a second location. Once engaged, the handle gives the operator leverage to roll or slide or float the log to a new position.

The peavey was named for blacksmith Joseph Peavey of Upper Stillwater, Maine, who invented the tool as a refinement to the cant hook (also known as a "cant dog") in the 1850s. Many lumberjacks use the terms interchangeably, though a peavey will have a spike in the end of the handle, and a cant dog will have a blunt end or possibly small teeth for friction.[1]

The Peavey Manufacturing Co. is still located in Eddington, Maine and manufactures several variations.

See also

References

  1. ^ "History of The Peavey". Peavey Manufacturing Co. Retrieved 7 January 2009. 

External links

  • Cant Hook or Peavey?
  • Peavey Manufacturing Co.


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