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Loyalist Dave
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:25 pm    Post subject: Box Bellows Reply with quote

Hey folks while making a double bellows for myself to use on my small forge, I found plans for Asian box bellows, and I was wondering if anybody could point me to a source that showed when, if ever, during the age of sail, these came to Europe and/or America?

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Don Abbott
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LD,

I have only seen them listed as "Asian", Oriental", "Japanese", or "Chinese".

I have never seen them mentioned in a European, Colonial, or American context until recent times. Of course this doesn't mean they were never used; only that I have never seen them documented.

You might ask this over on www.Iforgeiron.com or Don Fogg's http://www.bladesmithsforum.com/
A lot of the guys there could tell you more than I can.

Regardless, I would like to make a box bellows. They look to be really efficient.

Don
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah exactly, and some of the crafty designs incorporate them into the tool box, so I was thinking it'd be cool to make one that sits up vertical, and open one side with a door, and have basic tools in holders. Lots easier to pack into the back of the station wagon too.

LD

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