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Forged Iron Ring
Forged Iron Ring
Resource Typeimage
TitleForged Iron Ring
Coverage / Year1914 to 1920s
DescriptionThis is a three inch diameter ring forged in the Chesebro blacksmith shop.
InterpretationTo make a solid, straight iron rod into a ring takes patience and skill from a blacksmith. This ring could be made in two ways. One the blacksmith can make its cirucalar shape by hand forming it with only a hammer. The other, places a rough shape on a cone structure and the ring is then hammered with the guidance of the cone. When the two ends of the rod are joined to complete the ring, the extra iron in the middle is released and sparks fly.
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; Blacksmiths; Blacksmithing; Ironwork; Early American trades; Chesebro Blacksmith Shop
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 Identifier1998.016.0082
CONTENTdm file name40640211162002_98.16.82.jpg
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