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hernesheir commented on the word traveling smithy
A person who traveled the highways and byways with his tools, fuel, and trailer-forge among villages and towns to fabricate and repair tools and items for folk who hadn't a local smithy to hand.
September 29, 2009
"Our village smithy no longer stands under a spreading chestnut tree. Instead we have an itinerant blacksmith who travels by car, trailing a portable forge.
A Farmer's Ruminations, by Clyde Higgs, printed in the British quarterly agricultural periodicalThe Countryman, Winter, 1956, p. 735.
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