This department produced forged metal parts for agricultural implements. Blacksmiths heated metals in furnaces, then shaped them by hand, using a hammer and anvil, or with a mechanical hammer or press. During peak production up to 70 or 80 furnaces would be fired at once, making it an extremely hot place to work.
Sunshine's blacksmiths at work, 1930s
The harvester's steering mechanism was made in the blacksmiths' shop.