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Scythe blades

This is what they used to make.........

 

"It was in the Grinding Hull that edge tools were sharpened to a fine cutting edge. The Hull was built in 1817, and originally housed 6 grindstones and 2 glazing stones, all powered by a waterwheel. The stones were 6 feet in diameter when new, and hung in a trough filled with water to keep the stone wet when grinding. The grinder sat astride a wooden horsing over the stone, and held the blade against the stone as it spun round." (from the museum's website)

  

A trip to Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet in Sheffield - a place I've planned to go for years.

 

The hull (work shed) Abbeydale Hamlet [?]

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Taken on April 2, 2008