Master Blacksmith Samuel Yellin
Probably the best known of the European born master blacksmiths in America, Yellin set up shop in Philadelphia in 1909. His last shop was located on Arch Street.
Yellin was a prolific businessman. His shop boasted over 200 employees, forging commissions in decorative and architectural ironwork throughout the United States, several of which can be found right here in Wisconsin.
Another installation (not pictured) is a fine bronze railing located inside the “Paine Arts Center and Gardens” in Oshkosh, WI. (www.thepaine.org).
Many consider Yellin to be one of the finest smiths of his day, rivaled by only a few, one being Milwaukee’s Cyril Colnik.
For more on Samuel Yellin, refer to the book entitled “Samuel Yellin Metalworker” by Jack Andrews, 1992, Skipjack Press.