HARTFORD PLASTER HOOK
The “Hartford Plaster Hook” is used to cut deep into tough plaster and lathe ceilings/walls, then turned sideways and pulled thus opening up a wide swath for overhaul. The longer side of the blade head with its sharp underside facilitates penetration into tin ceilings. The short side is meant for conventional overhaul however, both sides of the tool head can be effectively utilized based the demands of the incident.
The original Hartford Plaster Hook was designed by the Hartford CT Fire Dept. Machine Shop shortly after the turn of the 20th Century. The earliest known existence of the Hook is 1927. Older models came with both a 3’ and 4’ handle extension for higher, hard to reach Legacy Construction ceilings, and was carried on each apparatus throughout the Department. Now referred to as the ‘Hartford Hook,’ this tool can be utilized for all legacy and modern construction encountered on the fireground such as: plaster and lathe, chicken wire, sheetrock/gypsum board, tin ceiling panels, traditional roofs, and more.
The modern Hartford Hook sports a White Ash handle with a reinforced steel plate blade head. A fit-over and bolt through design makes for ease of handle replacement, durability, and dependability for many years of reliable service. The bottom of the handle is finished with a replaceable cap of welded steel construction to prolong the handle’s service life.
Height: 6 Feet
Weight: 7.4 lbs (as compared to NY Roof Hook 7.2 lbs)
Handle: 1.5” diameter White Ash
Head and cap: 1/4 inch plate steel welded construction
Made in USA $175.00 each