Monday, September 26, 2016

Metalworking I

Many of our ancestors were smiths of one kind or another. Here are a few examples:

Smith: worked with metal
Blacksmith, Vulcan, Forger, Farrier: made and repaired items made of metal, generally iron
Tinsmith, Brightsmith: worked with tin
Ironsmith, Ferrier: worked with iron
Goldsmith, Redsmith, Orfever: worked with gold; goldsmith also dealt in gold items
Coppersmith, Greensmith: worked with copper, latten
Silversmith: worked with silver
Whitesmith: maker of tin utensils; primarily dairy utensils
Pan Smith: made pans
Anvil smith: made anvils
Bell founder: cast bells

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