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Hi everyone,
I just found this site on the internet while I was looking for information about an old forge I just came across.
I would appreciate any help anyone can give me on this forge.
I can still read the numbers and name on the forge.
It says "The Roto-Matic Co. Ltd." and it even has the address of the company. 130 A Avenue, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
The Model # is RMBF2.
I can't find any info on the internet, yellow pages, or phone directories for this company.
Anyone out there know what this is?

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Welcome aboard Kevin, glad to have you.

Most forges were built by companies that haven't built forges in probably 40-60 years and many don't exist at all anymore. Try doing a Google Patent search for them, if you're lucky the company held the patents and they'll turn up.

While it's fun to know the history or at least the age of smithing tools it's WAY better to use them. Is your forge in working order? Have you used it? Any pics of what you've made?

If you'll click "User CP" at the top of the page and edit your profile to show your location it can make a big difference. IFI is represented by members from more than 50 countries and a lot of info is location specific. Also if local folk know where you are they can invite you to gatherings, tip you to tool deals and offer hands on help.


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