tempering house

1) To ‘temper’ metal is to bring it to a suitable degree of hardness by heating, sudden cooling, and reheating.

In 1716, Mr George Turner of Norton, a prominent figure in the scythe trade, had a Tempering House with 1 Little pair of Bellows 1 Anvil, as well as a smithy.

dates 1716

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