Story: Workshop industries

Blacksmith and forge (3rd of 4)

Blacksmith and forge

Horses were still widely used for transport and pulling power around 1908 when this photograph was taken of  a blacksmith's workshop, probably in Stratford, Taranaki. The two men on the right are fitting iron horseshoes to draught horses. The forges on the left were used to make these shoes and many other small iron tools and objects.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, James McAllister Collection (PAColl-3054)
Reference: 1/1-007982; G
Photograph by James McAllister

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Ian Hunter, 'Workshop industries - The first New Zealand workshops', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 July 2020)

Story by Ian Hunter, published 11 Mar 2010