Whitesmith's Tool

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Date:1880 - 1980 (c.)

Description:A whitesmith's tool from J. Clark and Sons. The tool has a long, iron handle, with a block of iron at one end, and is possibly an anvil.

J. Clark and Sons were whitesmiths, locksmiths, and bell hangers. From 1880 to 1980 they lived and worked in a small workshop at 66.5 Clarendon Street, Leamington Spa. Whitesmiths worked in white iron, or tin plated iron, and other white metals. This tool is one of a collection of whitesmith tools and products that were salvaged from the site of the workshop.

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Donor ref: LEAMG : M3835.1993.25 (75/27376)

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