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List of famous male blacksmiths, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male blacksmiths list contains the most prominent and top males known for being blacksmiths. There are thousand of males working as blacksmiths in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic blacksmiths have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a blacksmith then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all male blacksmiths, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male blacksmiths?" and "Who are the best male blacksmiths?"
Thomas Davenport is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Blacksmiths
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Thomas Davenport was a Vermont blacksmith who constructed the first American DC electric motor in 1834. Davenport was born in Williamstown, Vermont. He lived in Forest Dale, a village near the town of Brandon. As early as 1834, he developed a battery-powered electric motor. He used it to operate a ...more

Age: Died at 49 (1802-1851)

Birthplace: Williamstown, Vermont, United States of America

Profession: Blacksmith, Inventor

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Tom Joyce is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Blacksmiths
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Tom Joyce is an artist, blacksmith, and designer living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since 1977 he has forged sculpture, architectural ironwork and public art for projects throughout the United States. Joyce infuses many of these works with meaning by incorporating inherited histories represented by the ...more

Age: 59

Profession: Blacksmith

Alex W. Bealer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Blacksmiths
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Alexander Winkler Bealer, III, known as Alex W. Bealer, was an old-time craftsman of wood working and blacksmithing from Atlanta, Georgia. He authored The Art of Blacksmithing Old Ways of Working Wood,The Tools That Built America, and The Successful Craftsman.. ...more

Age: Died at 59 (1921-1980)

Birthplace: Valdosta, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Blacksmith, Author

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George Vail was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 4th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1853 to 1857. His father Stephen Vail, and his brother Alfred Vail were the driving force behind the success of the Speedwell Iron Works. ...more

Age: Died at 66 (1809-1875)

Birthplace: Morristown, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

Profession: Blacksmith, Judge, Politician, Manufacturing, Engineer

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