The American Blacksmith; A Practical Journal of Blacksmithing and Wagonmaking Volume N . 5

The American Blacksmith; A Practical Journal of Blacksmithing and Wagonmaking Volume N . 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...shops are being built; the gas engine and dynamo are shouldering the heavy loads; labor saving machines are being installed and the value of organization is being brought to the attention of the craft. The future of the young smith who "sticks to the craft," was never brighter. The equipment in the shop of to-day allows the smith to do more work and better work without the old time "grind" and fatigue. The blacksmith shop to-day, is not the dirty, sooty place it was several years ago. Modern tools and machinery have made it clean and bright; the air is pure and the windows allow the sunshine to stream in and lighten the burdens of the smith. Surely few trades are to be preferred. The N. W. N. A. Meeting at Chicago-THE NATIONAL VAGON MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION held a special meeting in Chicago on March 8th. The members present represented a very large portion of the aggregate farm wagon output of the country. Special consideration was given the present conditions surrounding. the material markets, especially those of timber, lumber and bent stock. These materials have greatly advanced in price since a year ago. Since the Association has been successful in establishing standard heights as seriously considering the manufacture of these lines alone or collectively. The question of the cost of wagon manufacture at present compared with that of a year ago showed the increase to be largely in excess of any advance made in selling prices since that time. And individual manufacturers generally expressed opinions that not only was an increase in selling prices warranted now but that an advance in the near future was inevitable. One of the most important actions taken by the Association was the recommendation to its members and...show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 517g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123675607X
  • 9781236756077