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Blacksmiths House Sign

Aug 29, 2020

Blacksmiths House Sign

A nice little house sign with arched top, featuring blacksmiths anvil motif above.  The sign measures approx 275mm wide by 195mm to the top of the arch.  This blacksmiths house sign with anvil is cast by hand in aluminium using the ancient sand casting method (all our cast signs are made via the sand casting method)  featuring raised text / lettering and outside border.  The whole sign including the blacksmiths anvil motif is cast as one solid piece.  This sign features 25mm (1″) raised embossed text, and was drilled with four fixing holes to avoid the house name.

House Sign – Blacksmiths Anvil

The anvil motif is raised embossed and originally sculptured by hand,  It is then made into a hard durable foundry pattern, from which a clay bonded sand mould is made, finally molten aluminium is poured to make a solid cast sign (A traditional house sign with blacksmiths anvil for your home)  The sign is pre-drilled with countersunk holes and supplied with stainless steel fixing screws, wall plugs and vial of paint for the screw heads.  Our cast aluminium signs are available in six standard, and five optional extra colours.  Our standard colours are black, maroon, slate grey, blue, brown and dark green.  The five other colours are green-ish grey, blue-ish grey, stone-ish beige, white and magnolia.  For the lettering you can have gold, silver, magnolia or black. view our traditional arched house signs or Contact us today about your stable house sign.

Blacksmith History

Yes another very popular name in the UK – Blacksmith Cottage.  Well going back in time, every village would have a blacksmith.  The blacksmith would work wrought iron (nowadays – steel) to make anything from tools, nails, chain, cooking utensils, decorative items, agricultural implements and weapons etc.  They heat the metal to a glowing red colour and hammer against the anvil to bend, stretch, draw and chisel into the required shape.  It was a very, very important and skilled job to the local village or town before factories became the norm.  The above blacksmiths house sign was done for a property that was originally used by a blacksmith.

The word “black” in blacksmith represents the black oxide that forms on the metal surface when heated red hot.   As for the second word “smith” – it isn’t clear.  Personally I think the most likely origin relates to the name “smithy” a place where things are made out of metal.  more history on the blacksmith at Wiki

 

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Last updated 5th November 2020