Forge Bellows, ca 1850

Description (Brief):

A blacksmith uses bellows on a forge to provide additional air to the fire, resulting in a higher rate of combustion, making the forge hotter. This bellows is made of wood and leather and was used in the recreation of the Augustus Alfred Machine Shop in the Engines of Change exhibit at the National Museum of American History.

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Mr. C. H. Collett

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MC.320665Catalog Number: 320665Accession Number: 244231

Object Name: bellows, forge

Physical Description: wood (part material)leather (part material)metal (part material)Measurements: overall: 58 in x 30 in x 12 in; 147.32 cm x 76.2 cm x 30.48 cmpull rod: 30 in; 76.2 cm


Record Id: nmah_845591

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