Antique Blacksmith Trough

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Most troughs were used to feed or water animals, but some were used by blacksmiths to cool down the tools they made that were heated and then hand hammered.  You can see grooves along the top rim of this trough where the tools rested.  This antique trough is carved stone, originally from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England.  Circa 1790.

The word "troh" is an old English or Saxon word similar to "trog", which is old Norse for trough.  Although most often carved out of a single block of stone some troughs were made from squares or "flags" of local stone that was divided.  Stone troughs were hewn or carved from sandstone, limestone, granite, or even marble, usually a local stone.  Troughs make a wonderful garden planter, can be used as a fountain or water feature, or simply as a naturalistic focal point in the garden.  Uniquely carved no two troughs are ever the same.


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