The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences acknowledges Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land and gives respect to the Elders – past and present – and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are advised that the MAAS website contains a range of Indigenous Cultural Material. This includes artworks, artifacts, images and recordings of people who may have passed away, and other objects which may be culturally sensitive.
B627 Collection of miniature horse shoes and blacksmithing tools and equipment in wall-mounted display case, wood / glass / metal, made by Frederick Ivory, Erskineville, New South Wales, Australia, before 1934. Click to enlarge.

Display case of miniature horse shoes and blacksmithing tools

Made in Erskineville, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, pre 1934.

This is a display of miniature horse shoes and a blacksmith’s forge and tools made before 1938 by F. Ivory of the Sydney suburb of Alexandria. As horses were the chief form of transport and source of work throughout the 1800s and early 1900s blacksmiths were located in virtually every city, town and village throughout the country. In the blacksmith’s shop horses were shod, carts and drays mended, plough shares and pieces of equipment repaired and various other items welded and riveted. In 1918 t...

Summary

Object No.

B627

Object Statement

Collection of miniature horse shoes and blacksmithing tools and equipment in wall-mounted display case, wood / glass / metal, made by Frederick Ivory, Erskineville, New South Wales, Australia, before 1934

Physical Description

Collection of miniature horse shoes and blacksmithing tools and equipment in wall-mounted display case, wood / glass / metal, made by Frederick Ivory, Erskineville, New South Wales, Australia, before 1934

Wooden framed showcase, with gloss black finish and clear glass cover. Mounted inside the case are 49 model horse shoes of differing types, made of nickel. These are arranged in rows, nailed to the backing board. At the lower centre is a cluster of 16 miniature wood and metal blacksmithing tools and 3 miniature horseshoe brooches. A row of smaller tools is mounted at lower right. Fixed along the inside lower edge of the case is a model forge with leather bellows, 2 anvils and a metal vice mounted on a wooden block.

Marks

Old MAAS showcase number at upper left corner.

Dimensions

Height

700 mm

Width

520 mm

Depth

115 mm

Production

Notes

Made by Frederick Ivory from the Sydney suburb of Erskineville before 1934.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of F. Ivory, 1934

Acquisition Date

9 August 1934

Cite this Object

Harvard

Display case of miniature horse shoes and blacksmithing tools 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 11 December 2019, <https://ma.as/214354>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/214354 |title=Display case of miniature horse shoes and blacksmithing tools |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=11 December 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

Know more about this object?

TELL US

Have a question about this object?

ASK US