Blacking Shop

Blacking Shop

In the Blacking Shop the scythes were painted to protect them from rust.

After drying in front of the fire, they were stored in warehouses on site. The larger 'winter fire' included a back boiler which provided central heating for the warehouse block and exploded in the fatal accident of 1870.

Straw rope was used for packing the blades, ready to be sent around the country and the world.