BLACKSMITHING Farm FARRIER Horse Shoe Blacksmith ANTIQUE TOOL Anvil Hammer ForgeSee original listing
Aug 04, 2012 17:50:13 PDT
Fort Bragg, United States
Rare, 1st Edition, Illustrated
RATIONAL HORSE SHOEING AND WAGON MAKING
This auction is for an original 1913 edition of "MODERN BLACKSMITHING" by J. G. Holmstrom, published by Frederick J. Drake & Company of Chicago.
"Preserving the Crafts and Trades of Yesterday....."
This work contains and exhaustive summary for all the blacksmith fraternity. It offers: RULES, TABLES AND RECIPES, ETC. that's useful to manufacturers, blacksmiths, machinists, well drillers, engineers, liverymen, horse-shoers, farmers, wagon-makers, mechanics, amateurs and all others who have occasion to perform the work for which this book is primarily intended.
In every profession and trade it is a common thing to hear beginners say: " I know, I know." No matter what you tell them, they will always answer, I know. Such an answer is never given by an old, learned or experienced man, because, as we grow older and wiser we know that there is no such thing as knowing it all. Besides this we know that there might be a better way than the way we have learned of doing the work. It is only in few cases that we can say that this is the best way, therefore we should never say, I know: first, because no young man ever had an experience wide enough to cover the whole thing; second, it is neither sensible nor polite. Better not say anything, but simply do what you have been told to do.
What prompted the author to prepare this book was the often repeated question by the blacksmith community: IS THERE A BOOK TREATING THIS OR THAT?? This book is fresh from the anvil, the author taking notes during the day while at work, compiling the same into articles at night.
Considered in these chapters are the following topics:
THE SHOP, FORGE, ANVIL, COAL BOX, TOOL TABLES, HAMMER, SLEDGE, TWIST DRILLS, S WRENCH, ROCK DRILLS,
HOW TO STRIKE AND TURN THE IRON - RULES FOR SMITH AND HELPER
WAGONS AND CARRIAGES- TIRES, WELDING AXLES, AXLE GAUGE GATHER GAUGE, HOW TO PUT IN SPOKES
HOW TO MAKE PLOWSHARES, HOW TO MAKE A LANDSLIDE
HOW TO HARDEN & SHARPEN A PLOWSHARE; POINT A SHARE, ETC.
MOWER SECTIONS, BABBITING, HOW TO REPAIR BROKEN COGS, RESTORE OVERHEATED STEEL, HOW TO DRESS AND HARDEN STONE HAMMERS, HOW TO DRILL CHILLED CAST IRON, HOW TO DRILL HARD STEEL, FACTS ABOUT STEEL, HOW TO WELD CAST IRON, CASE HARDENING, ETC.
HOW TO PATCH A BOILER, PUT IN AND WELD FLUTES, FOAMING IN BOILERS, BLOWING OUT THE BOILER
THE HORSE: ANATOMY OF HORSE SHOEING
HOW TO SHOE A KNEESPRUNG OR KNUCKLER
**HINTS AND TREATMENT FOR DISEASES MOST COMMON TO HORSES
ADVICE TO HORSE OWNERS
What I appreciated about this book is this section, primarilly dedicated to HORSES, their maintenance and well being! The author desires to give some hints about the treatment for diseases most common to horses. This was necessary material as it offered a condensed source of important information for the farmers convenience while performing the blacksmith duties and caring for the animal. Provided are recipes for diagnosis in the era:
Colic, Bots, Mange, Lice, Worms, Distemper, Hydrophobia, Spavin, Splint, Sprain, Staggers, Hog Cholera, Ringworm, Balking, Rattlesnake Bite, Hoof Ointment, Purgative, Hints to Blacksmiths and Horse-shoers.
The INDEX towards the back of the book takes you directly to whatever source of problem, question or information you are looking for with direct ease!
This is a "MUST HAVE" collection that anyone interested in blacksmithing or collecting blacksmithing tools should definitely have in their library. The tool descriptions and illustrations are excellent. The descriptions of tool usage and technique provideS invaluable information. This book truly offers an outstanding view of blacksmithing IN MANY AREAS in the early 1900's. Lots of good suggestions apply even for our day!
Published in 1913, this book is in VERY GOOD CONDITION!!!! Especially to be 99 YEARS OLD! The hinges remain nicely intact, the interior is unmarked, NEAT AND CLEAN! The original green cloth cover has some scuffing as pictured. Otherwise, this book is nicely presented with it's black title and design with scroll work on the front cover. The spine has the typical blacksmithing emblems and tools. There are 202 pages in this 5 1/2" X 7 3/4" volume. There are unpaged advertisements to follow. This item is being auctioned with NO RESERVE!!!! With a low starting bid price of .99 CENTS, it doesn't get better than that. This book won't last long so....GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!!!!
Bidding starts low so BID NOW!!! for a great deal and you might WIN!!!