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Elementary Forge Practice by Robert H. Harcourt (1917)

This is a 1917 blacksmithing book.

Chapters include

There are no photographs, but there are detailed drawings illustrating 42 different exercises which include s-hook, beam strap, twisted gate hook, practice welds - fagot, ring - round lap weld, common eye-bolt, angel weld, forged open-end wrench, flat-jaw tongs, link tongs, cape chisel, cutting-off tool, threading tool, cross-peen hammer, ball-peen hammer, geologist's pick, machine rock drill and more.

The author was an instructor in forge practice at Leland Stanford Junior University in California. He wrote "The purpose in this book is to give the student of forge practice an understanding of fundamental operations employed..." This was the textbook he used to teach blacksmithing. It's brief, to the point, and informative.

Yes, it covers some of the same materials as other smithing books, but every book is slightly different.

Code No. 007608, 148 pages, $17.00

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