Model of a blacksmith’s wagon, anonymous, c. 1750 - c. 1800

Model of a blacksmith’s wagon, anonymous, c. 1750 - c. 1800

oak (wood), l 43cm × w 17cm × h 22cm More details

Artillery units always took a blacksmith on campaign for on-the-spot repairs to carriages. Cavalry units were often also accompanied by a blacksmith’s wagon for shoeing the horses. The blacksmith kept his tools and a store of raw materials in the chest. He used the bellows to fan the fire.

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