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Resource Typeimage
Coverage / Year1914 to 1920s
DescriptionWedge shaped tool with three groove marks 1.125" long on the wedge face.
InterpretationOn top of a blacksmith's anvil is a hole and the bottom of a hardy would fit inside this hole leaving the grooved wedge flush to the surface. The blacksmith would then hammer a hot piece of iron against the hardy, giving the iron the shape the he/she desires.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; American communities in history;
Learning Standards16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 18 Social Systems; 15 Economics;
Author or CreatorUnknown
Subject / KeywordsUnited States; Ironwork; Forge shops; Forging tools; Blacksmithing; Blacksmiths
Collection PublisherEarly American Museum
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifier1998.016.0121
CONTENTdm file name46834211162002_98.16.121.jpg
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