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copyright 1925; The Manual Arts Press publishers; hardbound; very good condition with minimal wear; slight ageing on boards (pic); original owners name inside front (nice cursive); no dust jacket.


fron Preface -

This book is designed for use as a text in school shops and farm shops, and for the blacksmith interested in expanding their knowledge and increasing his skill....


What one must be able to do involves the operations, or the manipulative skills, of the trade.  What one must know consists of the topics of information with which the worker must be familiar in order to plan his jobs and carry on his work successfully.


With this analysis as the basis, instructions are given telling exactly how to perform the operations...

BLACKSMITHING, A Manual for Use in School and Shop by R. Selvidge & J. Allton

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