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Shelburne in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Blacksmith Shop

Ca. 1800 • Shelburne, Vermont

 

—Moved to Museum: 1956 —

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
1. Blacksmith Shop Marker
Inscription.

In the 18th and 19th centuries communities depended heavily on the village blacksmith as the primary source for tools, utensils, hardware, vehicle parts, and many other items. Many blacksmiths also served as farriers, manufacturing and fitting shoes for horses and oxen. In the 20th century, blacksmithing shifted from manufacturing to repair of factory-produced goods.

The Blacksmith Shop is a one-room brick building used as a blacksmith shop by John Debuc from 1869 to 1918, then by successive smiths until it was abandoned in 1935. When it was moved to Shelburne Museum, the building was supported with a concrete footing, braced, jacked up, and rolled onto the bed of a 24-ton trailer for transport 2400 feet south to the Museum grounds. The shop exhibits a variety of blacksmithing and wheelwright tools along with a working forge.
 
Erected by the Shelburne Museum.
 
Location. 44° 22.608′ N, 73° 13.917′ W. Marker is in Shelburne, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Touch for map. Marker and shop are on the Shelburne Museum grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 Shelburne Road (US Hwy 7), Shelburne VT 05482, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker.

Blacksmith Shop and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
2. Blacksmith Shop and Marker
Apothecary Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Stencil House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meeting House (about 300 feet away); Pleissner Gallery (about 300 feet away); Owl Cottage Activity Center (about 300 feet away); Prentis House (about 300 feet away); Vermont House Gallery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelburne.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Shelburne Museum Story. (Submitted on October 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 19th-Century Blacksmithing at Old Sturbridge Village. (Submitted on October 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Tools and Trade Techniques of the Blacksmith. (Submitted on October 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
Blacksmith Shop image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
3. Blacksmith Shop
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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