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The Forging Department occupies a spacious and well lighted room in one end of the shop addition. It is equipped with twenty Buffalo down-draft forges, together with anvils and a complete set of tools for each.

Pupils spend in this shop an average of four periods, (of forty minutes each), per week. Instruction is given in the building and maintenance of forge fires, heating and forging of iron and steel without destroying any of their physical properties, etc. Pupils are further required to forge sixteen pieces of iron and eight of steel to test their accuracy and skill in drawing, bending, twisting and welding. Upon the completion of this work, the pupil is required to forge and temper eight machine tools. If the work outlined above is completed before the end of the school term, the pupil is permitted to do such simple constructive work as he may elect.


Our Manual Training School is young,
Its ranks are full three hundred strong;
And the kind of work we're able to show,
Is the best of proof that we're not very slow.

At Easter-tide our exhibition
Gave silent proof of our ambition;
For it proved to the friends who came to see
That none are so fine as the A. M. T. 

For there we had hats and stylish waists,
And dresses and jackets to suit all tastes,
And clever work in metal, in wood,
Made by our boys as none others could.

But the year rolls on, yoho! yoho!
And into the world we gayly go,
To be its builders and lay its slats,
To make its dresses and trim its hats.
- Bessie Ware, C4.

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