Blacksmith History, 1
An article written for the interested reader about the history and terminology of the craft of blacksmithing
Blacksmith History, 2
An article about the blacksmith’s work in North America, from 1001 to the present, broken down by historical eras.
Blacksmith History, 3
The Ages of Technology–Stone, Bronze, Iron, (and Silicon?)
Blacksmiths in the Oil Patch
An article about the blacksmith’s work in the early days of oil and gas drilling in Appalachia.
Antebellum Iron Works
A series about iron furnaces and iron making prior to the Civil War in the western counties of Virginia (now West Virginia.) Includes information on early wrought iron.
All About Nails
The history of nail making and a photo display of cut nails from a Victorian-style house built in 1900.
W. A. Young’s Foundry and Machine Shop
Built in 1900 at Rice’s Landing, PA, the shop serviced steamboats on the Monongahela River for over sixty years. The owners left the shop intact with tools and all when it closed. The restoration continues.