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Blacksmith Shops of the Past

Monsonmotors

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02/22/2020
The antique block of wood behind them came with a antique swing saw. Not strong enough for that but perfect for hanging old wrenches.
 

Monsonmotors

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Something I will never experience with MY hands. I saw exactly ONE Bugatti Royale at the LA concours de elegance 1960s. Very impressive but will never be on my radar.
 

casertractor

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Our local historical society along with some other community volunteers restored the Waldie blacksmith shop here in Milton a number of years back.This particular blacksmith shop was buildt in 1865 and was open up untill the 1970's.It now serves as the HQ for the Milton Historical Society.The blacksmith shop has also been recognized as a heritage property by the town of Milton

http://www.miltonhistoricalsociety.ca/historic-properties/waldie-blacksmith-shop/





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Monsonmotors

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02/22/2020
Times change and it appears these folks saw the writing on the wall.
I put this image under the heading of “transitional blacksmithing”. You can still see a anvil but newer contraptions like a belt driven drill press and a early motorcycle take center stage.
I grew up in San Dimas, CA and I have never seen this picture until this evening. I’d love to take a look around, here! I may have gone to school with this man’s grandchildren.
 

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