In inspecting them, the Chinese delegation watched with interest as the forgeman
swung himself about in front of his anvil, "as he regulated the falling blows of the heavy tilt hammers.
A cartridge syringe (Dena Instruments; Forgeman
Instruments Co, Sialkot, Pakistan) was used to create the nerve block.
"Pa" worked for many years as a forgeman
for the former Bathgate Foundry in North Grafton.
He had the same routine of meeting his friends,going to the bookies and shopping since he retired as a forgeman
. It is hard to come to terms with.
The move proved a mixed success at first but he did marry the daughter of a fellow Lye forgeman
, William Russell, and by 1853 two of his sons - Constantine and William - had taken control of the forge.
would take a white-hot rivet out of the forge with tongs and toss it 50 feet to the rivet crew.
Work requiring high levels of skill (forgeman
, teamster, carpenter, and the like) as well as menial unskilled labor, was performed exclusively by black bondsmen.
Preeminent among them stood the highly skilled forgeman
, Sam Williams, who "in making himself indispensable to Weaver's ironmaking operations .
The move proved a mixed success but he did marry the daughter of a fellow Lye forgeman
, William Russell, and by 1853 two of his sons - Constantine and William - had taken control of the forge, paying pounds 17 12s for the anvil patterns and stocks of iron and coal as well as pounds 91 annual rent for the buildings and furnaces.