Antique Industrial Swage Block
Antique Industrial Swage Block: |
Old Millstone Forge Museum, Millstone, NJ item #1201,
Dimensions 17-3/4" x 9-7/8" x 3-7/8" (475 x 250 x 100 mm)
This very old block may date from the late 1700's or early 1800's as the shop it was found in operated from the 1790's until 1950's.
The surface texture is due to rust as the block and many other tools were found burried in this damp flood prone location.
Other tools found at this location that may have been used with this block were numerous steel faced wrought iron headers and bolster plates.
The many steel faced headers are an indication of the age of the shop.
Photo by Jock Dempsey for Old Millstone Forge Museum catalog.
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