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04-30-2012, 10:03 PM
This is in reference to this picture that Eamon asked about.
when water power was the only power.
04-30-2012, 10:07 PM
And a swinging chair for the forger I have seen this once before for nail makers.
05-01-2012, 12:16 AM
The Catalan forge consists of a boiler room fire and a hammer, said hammer, whose movement is provided by a paddle wheel driven by water. A cam driven by the wheel, can lift a hammer 100 to 250 kg, which strikes an anvil on a regular basis (100 to 125 strokes / min). With this hammer artisans were able to manually shaping parts with an accuracy of one millimeter, before the metal has finished cooling down.
05-01-2012, 01:55 AM
Steeley, I gotta say I love your posts like this! So cool to see how they did it years ago!!
05-01-2012, 02:21 AM
Thanks Taz those pictures are France and Spain.
05-01-2012, 02:36 AM
This one is in Jay, NY 1888 That guy is sitting in a coal basket Dave's uncle no doubt.
05-01-2012, 07:49 AM
Very Cool. I am pretty sure "water power" is still the only power we have.
05-01-2012, 02:45 PM
This is so awesome!!
I would take a vacation just to visit a place like this.
There is even a break room, how cool.
05-01-2012, 05:02 PM
Crazy amazing system there for the power-hammer!!
Thanks for sharing
05-01-2012, 06:57 PM
I am in awe and have fear of that hammer.
05-02-2012, 01:26 AM
Here is a guy forging nails from the swinging chair .
can you say round objects made of steel.
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