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Tongs

Tongs

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These tongs are used for lightweight work. There is a label on this item 986.14.2 but this item doesn't match description or dimensions and another item was found that does. Permanent label is incorrect.

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013.21.54

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Blower for Forge

Blower for Forge

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This small blower is for a forge and is made entirely of metal. It has a handle which is connected by gears to a fan which in turn blows air out a small opening. Condition: badly rusted, the handle is rusted in position. Inscription reads " Canada Blower & Forge Co., Kitchener Ont."

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985.10.22

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Anvil

Anvil

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Heavy iron [anvil] slightly rusted on the surface.

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989.03.01

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File

File

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This is a long rasp. It has heavy teeth on one side and on the other side it is a file. It is made of steel and has a curled handle at on end so it could be carried by a finger. It was worn down too much to be used by Bob Menzel. It was used up to twenty years ago to file horses hooves. Inscribed, "Globe Company". It is heavier than modern rasps. It is quite worn and rusted.

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986.14.01

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Light Tongs

Light Tongs

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These are light tongs. An Iron tool some 31 cm in length. Consists of two parts bolted together to create leverage in the form of tongs. They are called pinchers and used by blacksmiths for handling hot materials since they are unsuitable for trimming hooves. Inscribed, "Dasco 312" History: it was used in a blacksmith shop on Menzel's land where it was later found during the ploughing of a field. It is in fair condition but badly rusted.

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986.14.02

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Blower for Forge

Blower for Forge

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a) This is a blower for a forge on a stand. With the exception of the handle it is completely metal. If one were to turn the handle a fan would blow air through a pipe to a forge. It is very rusted. Inscription- "Champion Blower and Forge Co., Lancaster, PA.,U.S A., Patented April 16, 1902, June 11, July 30, 1901. See Hudson's Bay 1910-1911 catalogue p206. b) The second blower apparatus reads "Champion Blower & Forge Co., Lancaster, PA., USA" - casing also reads "400". Both blowers are the same dimension.

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985.04.05ab

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Metal Paper Holder

Metal Paper Holder

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Basic overall shape of rusted metal holder, a triangle with a rounded bottom. Top Half : (in length) roughly triangular with decorative "beaks" projecting near the top of each side. A round hole near the top allows hanging on a wall; nearly triangular opening close to bottom of this half of holder has above it the inscription "keep". Bottom Half: round with scalloped edges, it has cut outs which produce a six pointed star; above star. Inscription reads "Pat. Oct. 13,'03". Back of the holder: it has sharp pointed and curved spike in which to impale papers. Mrs. Perkins found the holder in Axel Johnson's blacksmith shop which the Perkins' bought and moved to their home property.

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984.17.04

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tire upsetter

tire upsetter

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A rusty iron tire upsetter for wagon wheels. On The long part it reads " PAT.1883 A.B JARDINE & CO. HESPELER ONT" along with the makers mark which is a J in a diamond. Sometimes, because of things like the tire stretching or the wood parts shrinking, the iron wagon tire would become loose on the wheel. In particular, in dry weather the wheel might dry out and shrink enough for the tire to come off. The cure was to have a blacksmith shrink the tire, using a tire upsetter to compress a section of the tire and thus shorten the tire circumference. The item was found on the Perkins brothers lot attached to the old Pemberton Express building that was owned and operated by Bob Taylor. The Perkins brothers moved the building to their industrial lot on Urdal road in the 1970s.

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018.07.16

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Welder's Hammer

Welder's Hammer

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Light-weight, all metal tool intended for use, probably as a welder's hammer. Handle welded to base which appears to have been a chisel. Overall colour, rust. Condition: unused and sound, but rusted. History: The welding seems to discount the belief that the tool belonged to the late C.A, Hartzell, an early pioneer. Tool is probably too light to have been a miner's pick, as was thought.

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983.60.02

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Blacksmith's Bellows

Blacksmith's Bellows

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The leather of the bellows has hardened and deteriorated through the many years since this artifact was part of the blacksmith's equipment at Port Pemberton. It seems to date from the late 1850's or the 1860's. [sic] S 17/38 [,] from William Spetch who said it had been brought up from Port Pemberton. [Updated register card entry]: In September 2012, May Walker (nee Taylor) said she remembered a these same bellows hanging in Axel Johnson's blacksmith shop that was located next to the PX Garage owned by her father R.H.E. Taylor. She is married to Bob Walker, George's brother, and asked Bob about the bellows. Bob remembers that Axel sold his shop to Philip and June Perkins in the early 1970's, and they moved it to their land to use as a garage. Bob thinks that George acquired all the blacksmith equipment from this shop via Philip Perkins. Based on this new evidence it is unlikely the bellows are from the gold rush era.

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983.27.32

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