There’s a lot for the ferrophile (iron lover) at the Rural Life Museum in Baton Rouge. There are manufactured products, furniture parts, house parts, and a blacksmith’s shop. It took a while to decide how to sort the images since they are throughout the entire museum grounds.

There are several display boards of manufactured products like these:

Display of manufacture items.

Display of manufacture items.

More products.

More products.

Some really big bellows:

Need wind?

Need wind?

All sorts of interesting hardware in and on the buildings. Many of the buildings are from the same plantation so it would make sense that they may be of similar design and construction.

One of many pintle hinges.

One of many pintle hinges.

And finally, the smithy’s shop:

Looks like a blacksmith's shop...

Looks like a blacksmith’s shop…

Click HERE to see all 35 pictures from the LSU Rural Life Museum.