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Blacksmith Shop in Slaton 1920s

Artis Taylor and William Thomas Taylor at work in their blacksmith shop in Slaton Texas in 1920s. Central power source distributed power to machines by leather belts. Photo courtesy Debbie Stotts Dickson

 

Blacksmith Shop in Slaton 1920s

Photo courtesy Debbie Stotts Dickson

 

Egbert Souse commented, "The curved devices in the middle of the shop are a type of drop-hammer. It's used to form flatbar into curves, and they're automated. Just keeps pounding away as you adjust the bar being worked, much faster than a hand hammer. The drive belts were originally leather, but many were made of heavy cloth as it's a lot cheaper".

 

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