The smithy

a_fucinaIn the smithy there were produced all iron implements for work on the fields and in the woods. The main machinery of the smithy is the maul, which is water powered. The smithy which is reconstructed here comes from Pergine and is dated 1814. Under the maul, the iron ingot which is to be forged receives the first mould. It is then worked on the envil. The burning coals of the forge are kept alive by an airshaft which comes from the ‘air-barrel’ which is placed outside the forge. Still water-powered is the mole for the finishing of cutting edges.