Slamannan Smiddy

Maker
Unknown
Production date
1919
Description
Three blacksmiths shoeing a dapple grey horse. All four are looking to the camera. One blacksmith is holding the horse by a rope to its head collar, one holds the red-hot shoe and the third is preparing the hoof with a hammer.
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Maker
Production date
1919
Subject notes
The smiddy is a wooden building with a large door sliding on a rail. A smiddy required a furnace with bellows to increase the draught to heat metal until it was white hot and malleable; an anvil; a water tub and metal working tools.

MR MCLEAN HOLDING THE HORSE, MR STEVENSON PREPARING THE HOOF FOR SHOEING. SMIDDY WAS WHERE SOCIAL CLUB CAR PARK IS NOW.
Accession number
P16554

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