Hubert Duca Blacksmith Shop :
Title:
Al Forney's blacksmith forge.
Catalog Number:
1992.17
Notes:
Blower model 1050.
Description:
Portable blacksmith forge with a hand-driven blow and an attached heavy gauge steel shield, roof, and chimney set on three legs.
Date:
ca. 1900
Size:
H-50 W-26 Dia-18 inches
Inscription:
"Clay B Fore Using"
Made:
Cannedy-Otto MFC Co., Chicago Heights, IL
People:
Forney, Al
Kid Tales:
This forge includes a hood and chimney to help control sparks and prevent the danger of fire. A good quality low sulfur coal was used to build the fire. Green coal or coal soaked in water was added and when heated it formed coke. Coke is what heated the steel when air was forced up by cranking the handle of the blower so the blacksmith could bend, pound, or cut the steel to repair or make objects such as a horseshoe.
Subjects:
Blacksmithing
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