The Iron Library

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These books are offered in full-text pdfs, scanned as part of the Google Library project. We believe them to be in the public domain.
  • John F. Friese (1925). Farm Blacksmithing: A Textbook and Problem Book for Students in Agricultural Schools and Colleges, Technical Schools, and for Farmers (The Manual Arts Press: Peoria)
  • Maham H. Haig (1907). Railway Shop Up to Date: A Reference Book of Up to Date American Railway Shop Practice. Compiled by the Editorial Staff of the Railway Master Mechanic, Maham H. Haig, Managing Editor, B.W. Benedict, Editor. (Crandall Publishing Company: Chicago & New York) [Personal note: My grandfather, Ernest "Mac" McCormick was a railway machinist whose proud boast was that he had worked in every state west of the Mississippi.]
  • William Lewis Ilgen & Charles Frederick Moore, 1912. Forge Work (American Book Company: New York, Cincinnati & Chicago).
  • Milton Thomas Richardson (1889). Practical Blacksmithing, Vol I.: A Collection of Articles Contributed at Different Times by Skilled Workmen to the Columns of "The Blacksmith and Wheelwright" and Covering Nearly the Whole Range of Blacksmithing from the Simplest Job of Work to Some of the Most Complex Forgings (M.T. Richardson: New York)