Late 1800's - Industry is still booming

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  1. RitchieE24

    RitchieE24 TPF Noob!

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    Over the past year, a friend and I have been setting up a new venture... from the 19th century. In a barn that was erected in 1885, you will find us! True, traditional blacksmithing & ironworks. Here are some photos I took the last time I was at the farm helping with the setup.

    All of the machinery is well over 100 years old which is pretty exciting. Some of the tools are from approximately 1915 - 1925.

    Here are the photos:
    Anvil 2.jpg
    Peter Wright anvil - Early 1900's

    Drill Press 1.jpg
    W.F. & Barnes No. 7 drill press - late 1800's

    Portable Forge 1.jpg
    Canadian Blower & Forge Co. LTD. Blower on the backup/portable forge - est. Early 1900's

    Oil 1.jpg
    Linseed oil - Brand new!

    I have been having a lot of fun here. Hopefully someone likes a photo or two.

    Cheers,


     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Neat - lots of cool things to shoot there. Don't be afraid to open up your composition a bit so you include all of the forge blower, drill-press belt-pulley, etc.
     
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    BTW... I suspect that forge blower with the original mounting plate on the blower tube is actually quite a rare item.
     
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    Thanks! I will absolutely do that. I have a bad habit of going to close to things. Then when I straighten things up on the computer, I lose edges - oops!

    Once the forge is fired up, I'll be back in there with my camera! I want sparks and fire!
     
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    RitchieE24 TPF Noob!

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    Quite possibly! The neat thing about it is, it was built right near where I live. They were Buffalo Blower & Forge until the Canadians bought them. Funny, the opposite happens now!
     
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    vintagesnaps Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Very cool. Would be interesting to see those in action too. Nice photos and great subjects to do some more shots.
     
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    Yup, but don't forget to staple that anvil down first, or someone's going to have a sore toe! :lol:
     
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    Love the anvil. What a beauty? Well done.

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