Home » Games » Computer & Video Games » Armie Hammer’s grandfather, oil tycoon Armand Hammer, tried to buy the Arm and Hammer brand of household products due to similarity to his name. When they refused, he bought stock until he became a controlling shareholder. Armand was named after the socialist labor party symbol.

Armie Hammer’s grandfather, oil tycoon Armand Hammer, tried to buy the Arm and Hammer brand of household products due to similarity to his name. When they refused, he bought stock until he became a controlling shareholder. Armand was named after the socialist labor party symbol.

Arm and hammer

This article is about the symbol. For the brand, see Arm & Hammer. For other uses, see Arm and hammer (disambiguation).

Arm-and-hammer symbol at the Mechanics’ Bank and Trust Company Building in Knoxville, Tennessee

The arm and hammer is a symbol consisting of a muscular arm holding a hammer. Used in ancient times as a symbol of the god Vulcan, it came to be known as a symbol of industry, for example blacksmithing and gold-beating. It has been used as a symbol by many different kinds of organizations, including banks, local government, and socialist political parties.

It has been used in heraldry, appearing in the Coat of arms of Birmingham and Seal of Wisconsin.

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