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A Manual for Use in School and Shop

R.W. Selvidge and J.M. Allton

The original, 1925, description of this book reads: "Good elementary
instruction book for schools where forging is taught and useful to the
working blacksmith. A number of typical blacksmithing jobs are detailed in
the order in which the work is to be carried on..Authors are respectively
professor of industrial education and instructor in forging, University of


As suggested, this book is designed for use as a text in school shops and
farm shops, and for the blacksmith interested in expanding their knowledge
and increasing their skills. This information packed book covers
blacksmithing, metalworking, and tools; as well as sections on forges, horse
shoeing, replacing wagon wheels, tires, spokes, and rims. This classic title
offers a full analysis of the blacksmith's trade, with instructions and line
illustrations. It also includes a section of standard information tables
often referred to when doing such work.

 160 pages, Paperback, B&W, 6" x 9", C 1925; Reprint 2018
Order Number: AP-SJ329...........$15.95

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