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I found a bunch of blacksmithing related ebooks on Google Books and I thought I would share the links. Although I have them downloaded as PDF files I dont' think I can post the actual files themselves but I see no reason I can't share the links. If you follow the link you will see a "PDF" or "Download" link in the top right corner of the Google Books window. Just click the link to download the book to your computer for reading at your leisure. All of these are from 1888 to 1921 with most being right after the turn of the century. A few have sections where the book didn't scan cleanly but those are few and far between.

Practical Blacksmithing by Milton T. Richardson
Volume 1 (1888), I downloaded Volume 2 some time ago but can't find it on Google Books today, Volume 3 (1900), Volume 4

The Blacksmith's Guide by J.F. Sallows (1907),

Forge Work by William L. Ilgen (1912),

Forge Practice by John Lord Bacon (1906),

Farm Blacksmithing by J.M. Drew (1901),

Farm Blacksmithing by John F. Friese (1921),

Farm Shop Work by George M. Brace and D.D. Mayne (1915 - blacksmithing section begins on page 214 of the PDF),

Shop and Foundry Practice by the International Correspondence Schools (1901 - blacksmithing section begins on page 217 of the PDF),

American Blacksmith and Motor Shop--There may be more of these out there but these are the ones I have found so far
Volume 17 (1917), Volume 20 (1920), Volumes 21-22 (1922)

The Blacksmith's Journal--There may be more of these out there as well....
Volume 5 (1904), Volume 11 (1910)

There is more out there. Just but the word blacksmith in the Google Books search field and start poking around....easy to loose track of time doing that.

Enjoy.

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You may find Richardson's vol.2 here:
http://www.evenfallstudios.com/woodworks_library/woodworks_library.html#Blacksmithing,%20Welding%20and%20Metalwork

Thanks this is great.I was fontunate to buy the full set of Practical Blacksmithing vols 1-4 for $400 about 4 years ago. This was'nt bad for books more than a century old. All in good nick from a book collector.
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My links are to the online version however you can download the PDF if you want to keep it on your computer. You just have to right-click the PDF link in the upper-right corner of the browser window and choose "Save Target As" or "Save Link As" depending on what browser you use. Here is what the link looks like:

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Thanks this is great.I was fontunate to buy the full set of Practical Blacksmithing vols 1-4 for $400 about 4 years ago. This was'nt bad for books more than a century old. All in good nick from a book collector.

 

 

I have the full set in good condition for sale, for the same price you paid: $400 which would include shipping.

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If you found this thread and the links aren't working, try searching archive.org for them

Practical Blacksmithing by Milton T. Richardson https://archive.org/search.php?query=Practical Blacksmithing Richardson

The Blacksmith's Guide by JF Sallows https://archive.org/search.php?query=The Blacksmith's Guide

Forge Work by William L. Ilgen (1912), https://archive.org/search.php?query=Forge Work William L. Ilgen

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