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Anvil

Identifier: 2001.316.1 · Date: 1930 · Author: East Lothian Council Museums Service

Anvil, iron. Used in East Linton by a blacksmith.

East Linton has a large agricultural hinterland and these tools belonged to a smith who worked there. Until well into the 20th century local farr...

Tool

Identifier: 2004.212.9 · Date: c1950 · Author: East Lothian Council Museums Service

Half round hardy, iron, a stubby cutting tool inserted in the hardy hole of the anvil. The red-hot work piece was placed on top of the hardy and hit with a hammer to cut large holes. '1' stamped on...

Tool

Identifier: 2004.212.10 · Date: c1950 · Author: East Lothian Council Museums Service

Straight hardy, iron, a stubby cutting tool inserted in the hardy hole of the anvil. The red-hot work piece was placed on top of the hardy and hit with a hammer to slice through the work piece in a...

Tool

Identifier: 2004.212.6 · Date: c1950 · Author: East Lothian Council Museums Service

Punch, steel. Stout, straight faceted shaft, tapering to a circular point. Much evidence of hammer blows to top of tool. Engraved on side in faint lettering 'R. CRAWFORD' (maker). Blacksmiths tool ...

Tool

Identifier: 2004.212.7 · Date: c1950 · Author: East Lothian Council Museums Service

Punch, steel, large, used to make large holes (for example bolt holes) in red-hot metal from the forge fire. Well used as shown by the flattening over of the top through repeated hammerings. Black...

Tool

Identifier: 2004.212.8 · Date: c1950 · Author: East Lothian Council Museums Service

Dividers, 'American' pattern (otherwise known as a spring compass). Metal, with separate legs connected at the top by a flat spring bent to a circular shape, fitting tightly into notches at the top...

Tool

Identifier: 2004.212.2 · Date: c1950 · Author: East Lothian Council Museums Service

Hammer, straight peen, steel, square-ended face with pane cut-away on underside, wooden shaft, splintered. Blacksmiths tool part of set 2004.212.1-10.

Tool

Identifier: 2004.212.3 · Date: c1950 · Author: East Lothian Council Museums Service

hammer, straight peen, steel, small head, pane tapers to a point. Relatively long wooden handle. Blacksmiths tool part of set 2004.212.1-10.

Tool

Identifier: 2004.212.4 · Date: c1950 · Author: East Lothian Council Museums Service

Farrier's double-ended horse rasp, a steel strip with different textured surfaces and rounded ends, used by the smith or farrier for preparing and finishing the hoof for shoeing. Blacksmiths tool p...

Tool

Identifier: 2004.212.5 · Date: c1950 · Author: East Lothian Council Museums Service

Punch, steel, a stout faceted shaft with tapered end which has a small central hole in its face. Used to place over rivet heads to drive them home and shape the head. Coopers used a very similar to...