This antique text contains a manual of practical instruction in hand forging of wrought iron, machine steel, and tool steel, as well as drop forging and heat treatment of steel - including annealing, hardening, and tempering. The author of this article has had many years of experience, not only in practical work but also in the field of instruction, and therefore the information which he has given should be doubly valuable to those interested. Clear and concise, this text will not only be of considerable value to the trained professional but also to the layman looking to gain a fundamental understanding of forging. The chapters of this text contains: Forging Materials, Heating Apparatus, Hammers, Sledges, Anvils, Tongs, Swages, Drop Hammers, Power Hammers, Presses, Bulldozers, Bold Headers, Cranes, Smith Welding... and much more. This volume was originally published in 1919, and is proudly republished now complete with a new introduction on metal work.