In colonial America, the town blacksmith was called upon to make many wrought iron products. The blacksmith shop was the local hardware store and farrier. Forging an axe, a knife, a candle holder, a set of door hinges, chandeliers, fire screens, or a fence and gate was what the local smithy did. They would also repair rims on wagon wheels or replace horseshoes that had been thrown.
Whether the town needed swords or plowshares, the blacksmith made them. Without the blacksmith, the town could not survive. Today we work hard to uphold the past and make it fit to the modern home or office.