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My great grandad's blacksmith box

Post  sunnydog on Mon May 15, 2017 10:48 pm

Was down visiting Dad in Alta this weekend, he gave me this ol box full of various and sundry stuff from early 1900's Onterrible.  Alex Connell, my great grandfather, was a blacksmith, and the box had a bunch of stuff he used or made, and additional household/farm items...thought I'd share pics.

Here's the lot


And close ups...

Some timber stamps, tie cutting axe, see that stone in middle there...that's indian club made outta pumice or some other porous rock


Wood and steel pulleys, sickle, ladles, soldering irons various sizes, homemade nails


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Post  sunnydog on Mon May 15, 2017 10:57 pm

Garden implements?


Some handmade axes and branding irons, and a look at the packing crate lid


Couple irons and some logging hooks


Logging chain, think that long bracket on box edge is for lifting ice blocks for ice house, one old egg-bar horseshoe (grandpa did lotsa farrier work)


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Post  sunnydog on Tue May 16, 2017 2:20 pm

Well Grandpa was a carpenter!! Thought you mofo's liked old iron...
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Post  kootenai on Tue May 16, 2017 8:22 pm

that's a cool box of treasures man!!
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Post  bromanguydude on Tue May 16, 2017 8:59 pm

Thats pretty damned neat.

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Post  Dennman on Wed May 17, 2017 12:55 pm

Those items are great possessions in their own right. To have your grandads tools and fabrications is a treasure.
I see lots of familiar old tools.Some will come in handy in your firewood gathering.
Great old broad axe and combo axe/timber stamps.
Nice selection of P-Vee ends.
Looks like he did a little metal melting as well as his own ironing.
I'd suggest one garden tool is a shake splitting froe,if they did that on the prairies.
The ice block lifter is a different tool to have.
That corrective or rough ground horse shoe is one that doesn't show up very often.

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Post  sunnydog on Wed May 17, 2017 3:07 pm

I believe you're correct about the shake splitter and the ladles Denn. They have some stamping on them that indicates they're for melting metal
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Post  kootenai on Wed May 17, 2017 9:46 pm

i missed grabbing a pair of ladles like that,,we used them at brisco wood preservers for melting and pouring babbit for babbit bearings for one of our cut off saws,,pretty handy to have around....
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