The Blacksmiths Market a craftsman's auction paradise
Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 22nd September, 2015
The late Mark Whitmore was a skilled metal and timberwork craftsman who owned the successful The Blacksmiths Market at 14 High Street, Maldon.
Whitmore died last year and both the building and contents are up for auction.
Auctioneer Steve Graham is handling the contents auction on site from 11am Wednesday September 23.
Whitmore fashioned items to order and for general sale in his expansive workshop – which, in the 19th and early 20th centuries, was occupied by wainwrights G.S. Little who made carriages, buggies and drays for public use.
The auction features three-phase belt sanders and three-metre beds to handle timber of similar lengths.
There also are steel benders, a water cooled sharpening machine and several compressors.