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The Steel Making Trail

SITE PLAN

(4) The Hand Forges

The small Hand Forges around the courtyard were used to hand finish the crown scythes.

Hand Forge One of the small forges.

These forges are now used as workshops for the crafts people who work on the site.

Originally, these forges were used for back-making. Iron or steel bands (backs) for the patent rivetted scythes were made here.

The back-making process was carried out by two men, the back-maker and his striker.

Strips of iron or mild steel were heated in the hearth and hammered into shape on an anvil. They were then sent on to the Fitting Shop to have the blades fitted.

This is the end of the Steel Making Trail

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