At the 1910 Ironworks we preserve and restore the past…

Younger No 3 Fuel Stove - made by Fletcher and Son - early 20th century - Sydney This is how the old girls arrive in the workshop... They are then broken down for restoration and parts sourced or made... Parts are replaced for old original parts we have in storage or are re fabricated... The … Continue reading At the 1910 Ironworks we preserve and restore the past…

Blacksmith courses are filling fast for March 3rd 2018…

Step back in time... Three classes booked already and March 3rd 2018 looks as if it will be booked out by early next week. Thank you for all the your support and interest by the way!! Why not join us and step back in time with Steve Hogwood in an authentic Blacksmith shop from the 1880s … Continue reading Blacksmith courses are filling fast for March 3rd 2018…

FREE 1910 Artisan Hub – calling for entries!

At 1910 we're forming an Artisan Hub online - it costs you nothing and you get to see everything before it's posted on the 1910 site. You can run videos too. Why are we doing this? Because it's all about collaboration, Australian Made, made to last and unique items. Australian artisans and artists helping other … Continue reading FREE 1910 Artisan Hub – calling for entries!

Dissecting the Dream of the 1890s in the USA – “That’s the thing about romanticising the past. We love it only when it’s the most privileged version of the past.”

Dissecting the Dream of the 1890s: A date with the late Victorians I just had to share this fantastic article by Lisa Hix — When Vox published Sarah A. Chrisman’s essay in September, “I love the Victorian era. So I decided to live in it,” it sparked an Internet furor. In the piece—a tease for her new … Continue reading Dissecting the Dream of the 1890s in the USA – “That’s the thing about romanticising the past. We love it only when it’s the most privileged version of the past.”

We love our gadgets, particularly at this time of the year, but what happened to good old fashioned ‘Elbow Grease’?

Once upon a time in a kitchen far far away, and in the not so distant past we were far more sustainable, fitter and left a much smaller carbon footprint - so what happened?? Well this happened, after the second world war consumerism became, and is still epidemic... ..we discovered another word and way of … Continue reading We love our gadgets, particularly at this time of the year, but what happened to good old fashioned ‘Elbow Grease’?

The Enteprise Sausage stuffer and juicer…and how to make Tofu!

  Adorable Antique Enterprise Sausage Stuffer in 3 Sizes: Nos 35, 31, 25 (8, 6, 4 Qts) This is such a great collection of those hand operated machines. They're getting very rare now and hard to find in this sort of condition, and the galvanised iron ones are ever rarer!! https://youtu.be/lcpxO-sWn3w This video (Part 1 of the … Continue reading The Enteprise Sausage stuffer and juicer…and how to make Tofu!

I love to promote true crafts people and Tim is one of them…

Check out Tim on instagram, one the few lasting crafts people who make things once to last a lifetime. No made in China here,  just hand made with pride in Robertson, Southern Highlands NSW. https://instagram.com /ansons_knives_and_stuff/