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Blacksmith Shops of the Past


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Old 06-04-2019, 11:08:39 AM
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First series will mostly be old California shops taken off Calisphere. Calisphere is the greater digitized California university photograph collection(s). All in one place! I’m not stuck on CA, though.
Then I will branch out to pictures available online. Please feel free to add any old blacksmith pictures along with a description of you have one. I really like the local history that goes with a photo if you have it.
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Again, Calisphere.
Iíll post a few individual pieces of equipment that I think are interesting.
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I grew up near some of these places.
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Default Re: Blacksmith Shops of the Past

Although not necessarily old, here are a couple of pages of European blacksmithing stuff. Some of the shops shown here are well over 100 years old.


http://www.spaco.org/Blacksmithing/P...olGallery1.htm

http://www.spaco.org/Blacksmithing/P...olGallery2.htm

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Dang!
I want to hang out at the sickle factory!
Awesome!
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Calisphere...
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Swap meet find.
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Yes. The "New" sickle factory is on dry land and dates from the late 1800's IIRC.
The "Old sickle factory goes back to the 1600's. It is water powered and has "departments" on both sides of the mountain stream from which it draws power. There's even a leaky-roof walkway between the two that, of course, goes over the stream.
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