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Blacksmith's Forge

Blacksmith's Forge

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A shallow metal bowl on four legs joined by steel straps. A wheel is part of the lower assemblage; possibly it turned a blower (missing) Condition: Generally rusted. The bowl has a hole in the center.

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Accession #:

984.30.03

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Mule shoe

Mule shoe

Description:

This is a mule shoe. It appears to have been handforged, from iron. It was modified with the addition of a raised toe to better fit the hoof of the animal.

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Accession #:

983.25.02

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Chisel

Chisel

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This is a chisel for shaping material. It is eight sided and likely hand forged. Partially legible "….MED USA" stamped on surface.

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Accession #:

013.21.91

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Drill Press

Drill Press

Description:

This item is a very large drill press, black in colour, and mounted on a plank of wood. The makers mark is visible and reads: "Blower Forge 80, Kitchener ONT, NO 152." This well-known maker of blacksmithing machinery was founded in 1875 by 17 year old Henry Keiper to manufacture the rotary forge blower he had invented. They started manufacturing drill presses by 1889; the first models were hand-powered post drills. The materials used are steel and wood.

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Accession #:

014.12.01

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Punch

Punch

Description:

This is a steel punch for making holes in material (leather, wood, metal). The punch has eight sides - most likely hand forged. "T-32" stamped on surface.

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Accession #:

013.21.90

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Saw

Saw

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This is cross cut saw blade that was split in half. It is made of metal. Estimate age to be ca. 1900. It is hand riveted and hand-forged - could be from 1890's. The saw most likely broke in half after getting caught in tree when sawing. (as per Stu McNolty).

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Accession #:

013.21.37

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Wagon Wrench

Wagon Wrench

Description:

This is a wrench used on a horse drawn wagon. It is hand-forged and made entirely of metal.

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Accession #:

013.21.71

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Wrench

Wrench

Description:

This is a wrench that is off-set. It is square one side, and a hexagon (?) shape on other. It is made of metal. The item appears hand forged - no makers mark - no seam.

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Accession #:

013.21.77

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Wrench

Wrench

Description:

This metal wrench appears hand-forged. There is no makers mark and no seam from the manufacturing process.

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Accession #:

013.21.81

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Wrench

Wrench

Description:

This metal wrench appears hand-forged. It has no makers mark - no seam. Inscribed "1701" - off-set wrench (?). Automotive (?).

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Accession #:

013.21.82

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Wrench

Wrench

Description:

This metal wrench has no seam - no maker's mark and appears to be hand-forged.

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Accession #:

013.21.83

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Wrench

Wrench

Description:

This metal wrench is embossed with "Gray Forged Steel", "Made in Canada".

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Accession #:

013.21.86

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Wrench

Wrench

Description:

This metal wrench appears to be hand-forged. It has no seam - no maker's mark.

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Accession #:

013.21.88

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Wrench

Wrench

Description:

This is a large wrench and it has "CPR" stamped on one side. It has no seam and was likely hand-forged. It is estimated, based on material construction, that the item is from ca. 1900.

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Accession #:

013.21.93

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Hooks

Hooks

Description:

Two hand forged hooks. a) Good condition - L 8cm W 4.5 cm. b) Very rusted, bigger hook than a) with a smaller head. L 8.5 cm W 4.5 cm."

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Accession #:

992.07.05ab

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