In the older times, they were mostly used for the lightening purposes. As there was no concept of electricity, they were used to hold the candles for lightening mostly the churches and the abbeys. Even after the introduction of gas and the electricity, their basic purpose remains the same i.e. illuminating the room. But as […]

Until the 20th century, new persons were being trained by other blacksmiths using a paid apprenticeship program from the master blacksmiths. The young males took part in that program and women were only being trained as home servants. Cleaning up after all day work and putting tools away were the basic duties of apprentices. This […]