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Warwood Tool Company, Foot of Nineteenth Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV



B&W Photos

HB1279939
General View Of East (front) From Northeast

HB1279940
South (front) And West Side Of Parts Storage (foreground) And Machine Shop (background), Looking Northeast

HB1279941
Perspective View Of South (front) Storage/machine Shop Section

HB1279942
South (front) Elevation Of Storage/machine Shop Section

HB1279943
South (front) Elevation Of Storage/machine Shop Section, With Scale

HB1279944
General View Of Material Unloading And Storage Section From Southwest

HB1279945
General Interior View From Center Of Shop Looking North

HB1279946
Interior View, Shearing Of Raw Stock Using Cleveland Shear; John Toth, Operator

HB1279947
Interior View Of Eye Press Area; To Left Is A Two-bay Slotted Type Furnace, To Center Is Eye Press, To Right Is Curcular Saw

HB1279948
Interior View Of Eye Press Area, Same As Above With Men At Work: Craig Tschappat, Heater; Jeff Miller, Operator; John Toth, Sawman

HB1279949
Interior View Of Eye Press Area, Detail Of Slotted Type Furnace

HB1279950
Interior View Of Single Bay Slotted Type Furnace (left) And Chambersburg Drop Hammer Operated By Jeff Hohman (right); The Furnace Is Used To Pre-heat The Steel Prior To Forging, Tool Is Post Hole Digger With Tamping Bar

HB1279951
Interior View Of Bliss #74 1/2 Press Operated By Jeff Hohman; Used To Trim The Excess Metal Or Flash From Blade End Of Post Hole Digger

HB1279952
Interior View, Detail Of Trimmed Flash; Flash Is Excess Metal Extruded Between The Dies Used To Forge The Blade End Of The Post Hole Digger

HB1279953
Interior View Of Two-inch Acme Upsetter (left) And Single Bay Slotted Type Furnace (right); Craig Tschappat, Operator The Upsetter Forges The Tamping Baron The Post Hole Digger

HB1279954
Interior View Of Pre-heated Bar From Furnace (right) Being Offered Into The Upsetter; Craig Tschappat Operator

HB1279955
View Of Pre-heated Bar From Furnace (right) Being Shaped By The Upsetter; Craig Tschappat Operator

HB1279956
Interior View Of Rough Forged Tools (foreground) Which Are Pre-heated In The Furnace (rear Right) And Then Forged With The Bradley Hammer (left) As Shown By James Glaspell

HB1279957
Interior View Of Bradley Hammer (behind James Glaspell, Operator; Blurred By Motion) In Operation

HB1279958
Interior View, Brad Curry And Jamie Glaspell Rebuilding A Slotted Type Furnace

HB1279959
Interior View, William Gray At Slotted Type Furnace With A Bradley Hammer In The Foreground

HB1279960
Interior View, William Gray Operating The Bradley Hammer, With Upper Impression Die Raised Ready To Forge Tool

HB1279961
Interior View, William Gray Operating The Bradley Hammer, With Upper And Lower Impression Dies Closed

HB1279962
Interior View, William Gray At Sizing Guage Adjacent To Bradley Hammer; Note This Is The Same Tool As Being Forged Above

HB1279963
Interior View, Detail Of Sizing Guage Adjacent To Bradley Hammer

HB1279964
Interior View, Chambersburg Drop Hammer (left) And Niagara Press (right); Note Wood Shaft Used To Raise Drop Hammer

HB1279965
Interior View, Erie Drop Hammer; Note Hammer Is Idle, No Wood Shaft To Raise Hammer

HB1279966
Interior View, Detail Of Niagara Press

HB1279967
Interior View, Eye Press

HB1279968
Interior View, Bar Roll Forge

HB1279969
Interior View, Bar Roll Forge

HB1279970
Interior View, Bliss Press

HB1279971
Interior View, Press

HB1279972
Interior View, Habs/haer Team Member, Mark Radven Drawing The Bradley Hammer

HB1279973
Interior View, Wheelbrator-frye Shot Peener For Removal Of Rust And Scale; Note Tools Are Tumbled With Blasted With Lead Shot To Clean Surfaces

HB1279974
Interior View, Norton Grinder, Type-s Used To Grind Rough Edges Off The Forged Tools; Note Operator Is Finish Grinding Blade End Of A Post Hole Digger And Tamping Bar

HB1279975
Interior View, Painting Area Showing Paint Vat And Conveyor Line With The Tools Hanging From Hooks To Dry; Note Pinch Point Crow Bars (center)

HB1279976
Interior View, Denison Multi-press For Insertion Of Wedges Onto Handles And Cutting Off Scrap End Of Handle Following Wedge Insertion, Brian Kimble, Operator


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Item Title


Location
Foot of Nineteenth Street, Wheeling, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WV-48
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-22, N412).
Significance: The Warwood Tool Company makes hand tools using labor intensive forging operations, that transform raw steel into finished tools. These forging operations are the same as used when the company began production during the middle part of the 19th century. Warwood makes a variety of tools including garden tools, track tools, hammers, mauls, picks and other tools.

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF EAST (FRONT) FROM NORTHEAST
2. SOUTH (FRONT) AND WEST SIDE OF PARTS STORAGE (FOREGROUND) AND MACHINE SHOP (BACKGROUND), LOOKING NORTHEAST
3. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF SOUTH (FRONT) STORAGE/MACHINE SHOP SECTION
4. SOUTH (FRONT) ELEVATION OF STORAGE/MACHINE SHOP SECTION
5. SOUTH (FRONT) ELEVATION OF STORAGE/MACHINE SHOP SECTION, WITH SCALE
6. GENERAL VIEW OF MATERIAL UNLOADING AND STORAGE SECTION FROM SOUTHWEST
7. GENERAL INTERIOR VIEW FROM CENTER OF SHOP LOOKING NORTH
8. INTERIOR VIEW, SHEARING OF RAW STOCK USING CLEVELAND SHEAR; JOHN TOTH, OPERATOR
9. INTERIOR VIEW OF EYE PRESS AREA; TO LEFT IS A TWO-BAY SLOTTED TYPE FURNACE, TO CENTER IS EYE PRESS, TO RIGHT IS CURCULAR SAW
10. INTERIOR VIEW OF EYE PRESS AREA, SAME AS ABOVE WITH MEN AT WORK: CRAIG TSCHAPPAT, HEATER; JEFF MILLER, OPERATOR; JOHN TOTH, SAWMAN
11. INTERIOR VIEW OF EYE PRESS AREA, DETAIL OF SLOTTED TYPE FURNACE
12. INTERIOR VIEW OF SINGLE BAY SLOTTED TYPE FURNACE (LEFT) AND CHAMBERSBURG DROP HAMMER OPERATED BY JEFF HOHMAN (RIGHT); THE FURNACE IS USED TO PRE-HEAT THE STEEL PRIOR TO FORGING, TOOL IS POST HOLE DIGGER WITH TAMPING BAR
13. INTERIOR VIEW OF BLISS #74 1/2 PRESS OPERATED BY JEFF HOHMAN; USED TO TRIM THE EXCESS METAL OR FLASH FROM BLADE END OF POST HOLE DIGGER
14. INTERIOR VIEW, DETAIL OF TRIMMED FLASH; FLASH IS EXCESS METAL EXTRUDED BETWEEN THE DIES USED TO FORGE THE BLADE END OF THE POST HOLE DIGGER
15. INTERIOR VIEW OF TWO-INCH ACME UPSETTER (LEFT) AND SINGLE BAY SLOTTED TYPE FURNACE (RIGHT); CRAIG TSCHAPPAT, OPERATOR THE UPSETTER FORGES THE TAMPING BARON THE POST HOLE DIGGER
16. INTERIOR VIEW OF PRE-HEATED BAR FROM FURNACE (RIGHT) BEING OFFERED INTO THE UPSETTER; CRAIG TSCHAPPAT OPERATOR
17. VIEW OF PRE-HEATED BAR FROM FURNACE (RIGHT) BEING SHAPED BY THE UPSETTER; CRAIG TSCHAPPAT OPERATOR
18. INTERIOR VIEW OF ROUGH FORGED TOOLS (FOREGROUND) WHICH ARE PRE-HEATED IN THE FURNACE (REAR RIGHT) AND THEN FORGED WITH THE BRADLEY HAMMER (LEFT) AS SHOWN BY JAMES GLASPELL
19. INTERIOR VIEW OF BRADLEY HAMMER (BEHIND JAMES GLASPELL, OPERATOR; BLURRED BY MOTION) IN OPERATION
20. INTERIOR VIEW, BRAD CURRY AND JAMIE GLASPELL REBUILDING A SLOTTED TYPE FURNACE
21. INTERIOR VIEW, WILLIAM GRAY AT SLOTTED TYPE FURNACE WITH A BRADLEY HAMMER IN THE FOREGROUND
22. INTERIOR VIEW, WILLIAM GRAY OPERATING THE BRADLEY HAMMER, WITH UPPER IMPRESSION DIE RAISED READY TO FORGE TOOL
23. INTERIOR VIEW, WILLIAM GRAY OPERATING THE BRADLEY HAMMER, WITH UPPER AND LOWER IMPRESSION DIES CLOSED
24. INTERIOR VIEW, WILLIAM GRAY AT SIZING GUAGE ADJACENT TO BRADLEY HAMMER; NOTE THIS IS THE SAME TOOL AS BEING FORGED ABOVE
25. INTERIOR VIEW, DETAIL OF SIZING GUAGE ADJACENT TO BRADLEY HAMMER
26. INTERIOR VIEW, CHAMBERSBURG DROP HAMMER (LEFT) AND NIAGARA PRESS (RIGHT); NOTE WOOD SHAFT USED TO RAISE DROP HAMMER
27. INTERIOR VIEW, ERIE DROP HAMMER; NOTE HAMMER IS IDLE, NO WOOD SHAFT TO RAISE HAMMER
28. INTERIOR VIEW, DETAIL OF NIAGARA PRESS
29. INTERIOR VIEW, EYE PRESS
30. INTERIOR VIEW, BAR ROLL FORGE
31. INTERIOR VIEW, BAR ROLL FORGE
32. INTERIOR VIEW, BLISS PRESS
33. INTERIOR VIEW, PRESS
34. INTERIOR VIEW, HABS/HAER TEAM MEMBER, MARK RADVEN DRAWING THE BRADLEY HAMMER
35. INTERIOR VIEW, WHEELBRATOR-FRYE SHOT PEENER FOR REMOVAL OF RUST AND SCALE; NOTE TOOLS ARE TUMBLED WITH BLASTED WITH LEAD SHOT TO CLEAN SURFACES
36. INTERIOR VIEW, NORTON GRINDER, TYPE-S USED TO GRIND ROUGH EDGES OFF THE FORGED TOOLS; NOTE OPERATOR IS FINISH GRINDING BLADE END OF A POST HOLE DIGGER AND TAMPING BAR
37. INTERIOR VIEW, PAINTING AREA SHOWING PAINT VAT AND CONVEYOR LINE WITH THE TOOLS HANGING FROM HOOKS TO DRY; NOTE PINCH POINT CROW BARS (CENTER)
38. INTERIOR VIEW, DENISON MULTI-PRESS FOR INSERTION OF WEDGES ONTO HANDLES AND CUTTING OFF SCRAP END OF HANDLE FOLLOWING WEDGE INSERTION, BRIAN KIMBLE, OPERATOR
General view of the east front (duplicate of HAER No. WV-48-1)


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