Historic Preservation
Ivan's Blacksmith Shop : The Smithy, A Pioneer's Best Friend
  • Hammer, Forging
  • Hammer, Forging
  • 2010.007.1
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  • This is a large blacksmith's power trip hammer with electric motor ( Little Giant). It has a foot treadle, leaving both of the blacksmith's hands free to hold the metal or tongs. This type of machine saved many a blacksmith's elbow, as it mechanicall... View Full Record
  • Blower
  • Blower
  • 2010.007.2
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  • Canedy-Otto hand crank blower made in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Canedy and Edwards was established by William Eaton Canedy in 1889 when he moved his firm, the Minnesota Anvil and Vice Co. to Downers Grove, IL and took William H. Edwards as a partner... View Full Record
  • Forge
  • Forge
  • 2010.007.5
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  • Forge table. Metal frame and a heat resistant concrete platform on the table base.... View Full Record
  • Welder, Electric
  • Welder, Electric
  • 2010.007.6.1.2
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  • Miller welder and cart.... View Full Record
  • Drill
  • Drill
  • 2010.007.11
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  • Handmade wooden 16 hole drill bit rack or holder. Found adjacent to the drill press and in the process lineup (after the forging and shaping of the plow shear) .... View Full Record
  • Drill
  • Drill
  • 2010.007.11.a.b.c.d.e.f.g
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  • 11.a - 5/16" a diamond with the letter c in the middle located on bit as well as in a rectangular stamped box is manufactureer name "CTD CO. Cleveland,Ohio, U.S.A" also stamped.. 11.b - 3/16" Wards Master 11.c - 11/32" Wards Master 11.d - 15/16"... View Full Record
  • Drill
  • Drill
  • 2010.007.11.h.i.j.1.2
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  • 11.h - 3/8" The CTD CO. Cleveland,Ohio all stamped in a stamped rectanglular shaped box and a diamond with c in the middle also stamped. 11.i - Unknown size and manufacture. 11.j.1 - drill press chuck 11.j.2 - drill press chuck... View Full Record
  • Lamp
  • Lamp
  • 2010.007.12
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  • A wire and electric work lamp with cord " SNAP IT " 250W - 250 V Patented... View Full Record
  • Nipper
  • Nipper
  • 2010.007.14
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  • A hoof trimmer or nipper, cast 1 piece steel. A letter H stamped or punched into nippers handle near hinge. 1" cutter on nipper. No makers mark Blacksmith tool... View Full Record
  • Nipper
  • Nipper
  • 2010.007.15
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  • A hoof trimmer or nipper, 1 piece cast steel. DASCO 313 HOOF NIPPER 3/4" nipper 14"length some original black paint present on handle.... View Full Record
  • Shears, Horse
  • Shears, Horse
  • 2010.007.17
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  • Mane and Hock clipper or shear , no makers mark, original [John Deere ] green colored paint on the tool.... View Full Record
  • Dresser, Grinding Wheel
  • Dresser, Grinding Wheel
  • 2010.007.18
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  • Cast iron 1 piece, original black paint CALDER embossed on handle near top of tool. Blacksmith tool... View Full Record
  • Dresser, Grinding Wheel
  • Dresser, Grinding Wheel
  • 2010.007.19
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  • Cast iron 1 piece, original black paint, USA embossed on handle.... View Full Record
  • Can, Oil
  • Can, Oil
  • 2010.007.20
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  • The word or maker of oil can "EAGLE " is embossed on body of can. A repair (solder) located on nipple The can is 4" high and 3" diameter. Similar style oil cans are manufactured smooth surface cold rolled steel, with approx. 20 gauge steel. Screw st... View Full Record
  • Can, Oil
  • Can, Oil
  • 2010.007.21
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  • 7" high x 3 3/8" diameter - A solder repair on bottom of can and nipple, some original red paint is apparent on the can. A rubber washer or spacer is located on the nipple , ( use unknown ). Similar oil cans are manufactured smooth surface cold ro... View Full Record
  • Drill, Metalworking
  • Drill, Metalworking
  • 2010.007.22
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  • Misc. drill press chuck with attached 46" chain B.S.V.Co. Cleveland, O. (cast and machined) ... View Full Record
  • Sickle
  • Sickle
  • 2010.007.23
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  • Sickle section remover for sickle blade removal. John Deere letters raised and embossed on handle . 1 piece cast , original paint (green). ... View Full Record
  • Punch
  • Punch
  • 2010.007.24
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  • Metal plier style handled punch. Original black paint, no manufacture ID. Punch itself is about 1/4"by 1/4" shaped in a diamond form. The object is about .65'" wide and 10" long . ... View Full Record
  • Tongs, Half-Round
  • Tongs, Half-Round
  • 2010.007.25
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  • 3/4" round bit tong, drop forged or cast one piece no weld. Vaughn Bushnell. MFG.CO. Chicago U.S.A. is stamped on one handle side, 3 circular punch marks are located on the opposite side, a 3/4 is stamped on opposite handle side and the letter A sta... View Full Record
  • Tongs, Half-Round
  • Tongs, Half-Round
  • 2010.007.26
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  • 1/2" round bit tong, manufactured steel one piece no weld, no makers mark. 18" long. ... View Full Record
  • Tongs, Half-Round
  • Tongs, Half-Round
  • 2010.007.27
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  • 1 1/4" round bit tong, hammered or forged, no makers mark. Handles of tong slightly broken at the base, forge-welded repairs midway on the handles and a repair or modification on 1 (one) half round tong bit. 19" long ... View Full Record
  • Tongs, Half-Round
  • Tongs, Half-Round
  • 2010.007.28
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  • 7/8" half round tong. Vaughn Bushnell MFG. Chicago U.S.A. One piece cast steel, no weld. 24" long. A weld repair on one bit. ... View Full Record
  • Tongs, Half-Round
  • Tongs, Half-Round
  • 2010.007.29
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  • 1 1/2" Flat/Round Bit Tong, no makers mark, Dropped forged (?), flat/round area of tong bit has been welded or modified. 19" long and 1.56 Dia. ... View Full Record
  • Tongs, Metalworking
  • Tongs, Metalworking
  • 2010.007.30
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  • A beaked style tong or "hammer tong", cast steel, one piece (?), makers mark is difficult to read, 14 1/2" long. ... View Full Record
  • Tongs, Metalworking
  • Tongs, Metalworking
  • 2010.007.31
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  • Beaked tong or Hammer Tong. One piece cast steel. RCW stamped on both sides of tong handle. 18 3/4" in length. Handles looked to have been modified in length by 9 3/4" welded and ground. ... View Full Record
  • Tongs, Metalworking
  • Tongs, Metalworking
  • 2010.007.32
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  • 1/2" Flat bit tong, possibly home made or hand forged due to the hammer or hand forged look. Weld repair on both handles, no makers mark. 11 15/16" long ... View Full Record
  • Tongs, Metalworking
  • Tongs, Metalworking
  • 2010.007.33
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  • 7/8" Flat bit tong cast 1 piece steel, no makers mark. 14 7/8" long. Handle extension welds. ... View Full Record
  • Tongs, Metalworking
  • Tongs, Metalworking
  • 2010.007.34
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  • 1" flat bit tong, no makers mark, cast. 19 3/8" long. One weld repair on bit. ... View Full Record
  • Tongs, Metalworking
  • Tongs, Metalworking
  • 2010.007.35
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  • 3/4" flat bit tong, hammered cast steel, no makers mark. Weld repair midway on both handles. 20 3/4'" long. ... View Full Record
  • Tongs, Metalworking
  • Tongs, Metalworking
  • 2010.007.36
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  • 7/8" flat bit tong possiably hand forged with no makers mark. A weld repair or extension midway handles and one handle has a broken tip. 23 1/2" long. ... View Full Record
  • Tongs, Metalworking
  • Tongs, Metalworking
  • 2010.007.37
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  • 3 / 8" flat bit tong, cast one piece steel, seam on both handle and bit is apparent. One handle is 23" long and the other 22 5/16". Possible repair on flat bit tong tip [weld]. Both handles have been notched at the base of the handle perhaps as owner... View Full Record
  • Tongs, Metalworking
  • Tongs, Metalworking
  • 2010.007.38
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  • 1 5/16" extra large flat bit tong, hand forged , no makers mark. Both handles have been repaired with one handle larger then the other, larger handle tip broken. A square nut and carriage bolt instead of rivet holds the two handles togeather. Welde... View Full Record
  • Tongs, Metalworking
  • Tongs, Metalworking
  • 2010.007.39
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  • 1 1/8" extra large flat bit tong, hand forged, no makers mark. Handle extended via weld and hammered. Rivet holding tool together has been replaced and hammered extensively. One handle tip broken. This tool is slightly different than previous flat bi... View Full Record
  • Tongs, Metalworking
  • Tongs, Metalworking
  • 2010.007.40
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  • 1 5/16" extra large flat bit tong, one side of the flat bit tong area is rectangular with an elongated crude oval cut out and removed from the bit, 2" long X 3/4" wide. Opposite bit has had a repair of 1/2" extension added to it as well. The tong loo... View Full Record
  • Tongs, Metalworking
  • Tongs, Metalworking
  • 2010.007.41
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  • A very unusual bit tong of unknown style. The tool does not appear to be a standard smithing tong. This tong looks to have been a flat bit tong modified into another type bit tong in which one side of the tong bit has a slight bend or angle and the o... View Full Record
  • Tongs, Metalworking
  • Tongs, Metalworking
  • 2010.007.42
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  • A very unusual bit tong of unknown style. The tong looks to have been modified for a special use, a crude 3/4"x 2 3/4'" iron bar has been welded to the tong or bit aspect of tong itself. The opposite side is a 1" wide crude J shaped bar also welded t... View Full Record
  • Sign
  • Sign
  • 2010.007.43
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  • An original sign for the Blacksmith Shop produced by woodburning or routing the font onto a large plank with " IVAN'S BLACKSMITH" carved in capital letters on the sign. ... View Full Record
  • Drill
  • Drill
  • 2010.007.4
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  • Drill Press and motor... View Full Record
  • Grinder, Metal
  • Grinder, Metal
  • 2010.007.7
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  • Grinder # 1needs more research... View Full Record
  • Grinder, Metal
  • Grinder, Metal
  • 2010.007.8
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  • Grinder # 2 needs research... View Full Record

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