Belden Machine Co.
New Haven, Connecticut
circa 1885

Tool Types

Hammers, other, stoneworking tools, wrenches

Directory of American Toolmakers Information

This company manufactured a nail puller, a slaters’ hammer, a slaters’ stake, and an adjustable wrench with an 1885 patent mark (Nelson 1999).

Identifying Marks

Belden Machine Co., "DEN"

General Information

Amongst slate roofers, Belden is famous for their slate hammers.



Nelson, Robert E., Ed. (1999). Directory of American Toolmakers: A listing of identified makers of tools who worked in Canada and the United States before 1900. Early American Industries Association.


/PDFsforInventory/WebVcIRother_PDF.pdf - Listing of the Belden slate hammer in the Davistown Museum collection.