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Audio Recording Interview with William Snedigar, blacksmith, Stevensville, Montana, part 2 of 3

Interview with blacksmith, wheelwright and general mechanic, describing building wheels, etc.

About this Item

Title

  • Interview with William Snedigar, blacksmith, Stevensville, Montana, part 2 of 3

Names

  • Stanton, Gary Ward, 1946- (Collector)
  • Young, Kay, 1931- (Collector)
  • Crummett, Michael, 1948- (Collector)
  • Kester, Rupert "Scoop" (Interviewee)
  • Snedigar, William (Interviewee)

Created / Published

  • Stevensville, Montana, July 20, 1979

Headings

  • -  Blacksmiths
  • -  Wheelwrights
  • -  Blacksmithing
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Field recordings
  • -  Interviews
  • -  Sound recordings
  • -  United States -- Montana -- Stevensville

Genre

  • Ethnography
  • Field recordings
  • Interviews
  • Sound recordings

Notes

  • -  Index data: Part 2 of a 3-part recording made at the William Snedigar welding and blacksmith shop in Stevensville MT, the fieldworker's notes summarize the content as concerning Snedigar's role as a general mechanic, including Snedigar and Rupert "Scoop" Kester describing how wagon wheels are built, in a discussion that covers the following topics: Rupert "Scoop" Kester describes horseshoe making equipment (continued from part 1), and a homemade iron cutter; about wagons; Snedigar and Kester demonstrate assembling a wheel, attaching felloes and spokes; about the wheel races (supporting elements for wheel bearings), how it differs for right or left handed person; cutting the iron for the tire; making a wheel; difference between Saborn [Sanborn?] and wagon spokes, hubs; Scoop asks Bill to describe shaping the dowel at the end of the spoke; about different wheel sizes and assembling the wheel; how the dish (concave/convex) shape is created; using the doweling tools, spoke auger; about a wagon given to Snedigar because it was the last made by Bill Brown; Snedigar gets spokes from Amish in Hoosier, Indiana; about the Johnson hay fork [Jackson fork?], how used; Joseph Brown walks in and joins the group; end of tape.

Medium

  • 7-inch reel

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1981/005: AFS 20389
  • MBRS shelflist: RXA 0875
  • Field project identifier: MT9-GS-R4

Source Collection

  • Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005)

Repository

  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • audio

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Credit line: Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Stanton, Gary Ward, Kay Young, Michael Crummett, Rupert "Scoop" Kester, and William Snedigar. Interview with William Snedigar, blacksmith, Stevensville, Montana, part 2 of 3. Stevensville, Montana, 1979. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20389/.

APA citation style:

Stanton, G. W., Young, K., Crummett, M., Kester, R. ". & Snedigar, W. (1979) Interview with William Snedigar, blacksmith, Stevensville, Montana, part 2 of 3. Stevensville, Montana. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20389/.

MLA citation style:

Stanton, Gary Ward, et al. Interview with William Snedigar, blacksmith, Stevensville, Montana, part 2 of 3. Stevensville, Montana, 1979. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20389/>.