Antique Engravings : The Inside of a Knifemakers Shop

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The Washington Monument, Baltimore, MD

A Ornamental Turning Lathe


An illustration from Recueil de Planches de l'Encyclopedie by Panckoucke, Paris, Liege. The original caption(translated by seller):

The cutler's shop, whose guild had the right to forge, fabricate, and sell knives, scissors, razors, surgical instruments, and other edges implements. He bought his steel in bars, forged the blades, and ground his edges on the wheel (fig. 2), which imposed on the grinder a posture so characteristic as to have been almost emblematic of the trade. Working at the vise are two journeymen, one (5) with a file and the other (4) with a bow drill for boring. An apprentice at the desk gives a razor its final edge, and Madame, leaving the cash drawer for the moment, arranges her wares in the showcase.
[eBay 04-2007]

The Washington Monument, Baltimore, MD

A Ornamental Turning Lathe


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