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  1. Search "Singer & Nicholson Co." , They made anvils back in the mid-1800s in Pittsburgh, PA at Sheffield Steel Works.
  2. MCB, Your anvil is in fact not English made but rather American made...Very neat piece!
  3. Very interesting that the "100" is on the foot, same as Fisher. I have a 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 150 LB "6-Point Star", none of which have the weight on the foot, only under the horn. Gives more credence to Fisher producing the anvils.
  4. I managed to pick this up on a recent trip to Iran. It is manufactured by the Iran Potk Company which has been in business since 1984. They make a wide variety of tools, including this miniature anvil, and a full size 24kg (53lb) and 50kg (110lb) anvil. All look very similar to the Ridgid Peddinghaus style anvils. Didn't get to try one out but appear to be good quality. The mfg. lists them as cast carbon steel w/ a hardened face.
  6. Top Mark is an Anchor, Middle Line: EVESON, Next Line: STOURBRIDGE, Bottom Line: TW
  7. All, This is a SAMSON. You can typically tell a SAMSON by the position of the pritchel hole being behind the hardy hole instead of offset like 99% of anvils.
  8. H & I FORGEWORKS, Although it says WOO towards the bottom of the anvil, the placement of the stamp and the feet style do not look correct, I do not believe this is an ATTWOOD. There also appears to be the name ??????KERS above it. I have found that a lot of anvils up in Canada and Australia have either the exporter merchant name (England), or importer merchant name (Canada) stamped into it rather than the manufacturer (thus why it is in LBS and not Stone Weight). Is there any stampings above it?
  9. As Thomas mentioned, it is right across the border of England. It is nothing more then a tourist trap nowadays, complete with a tour bus of Japanese. There are several other old English anvils in the 250lb range painted with the Gretna Green words in each of the rooms, a couple of old carriages and time period items. I believe the tour to see the original anvil was around $10 USD.
  10. I recently had the opportunity to visit the famous "Gretna Green" blacksmith shop in Scotland. The original anvil is now on display under glass. http://www.iforgeiron.com/gallery/image/37612-p1011800/ http://www.iforgeiron.com/gallery/image/37611-p1011779/ http://www.iforgeiron.com/gallery/image/37610-p1011775/ http://www.iforgeiron.com/gallery/image/37609-p1011773/ http://www.iforgeiron.com/gallery/image/37608-p1011766/
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    Gretna Green
  12. I have owned 1 Peter Wright with the X on the bottom of the base. I also thought it was a "Factory Reject"...Sold it on Ebay as such and still brought the same price as a normal Peter Wright ($3-$4/LB). The person who bought it was going to use it as is. If I remember correctly I even spoke with Postman about it and he said its a possibility of it being a "Factory Reject". Nothing appeared out of the norm for its condition.
  13. Aaron, Just curious why you went with Austrian anvils to import and not German? I know you are in the business of re-sale, but from my experience people are wary of Austrain victorian cast reproductions versus genuine german cast anvils.
  14. What does the other side look like? That is where 99% of the time the maker's stamp will be.
  15. Bob, I have been to China now 4 times...I will be visting the Hainan area in the next couple of months. If time permits can I stop by and see your shop?
  16. Looks to me that it has been repaired heavily?
  17. Private message me, I have experience importing several thousand pounds of anvils from Europe.
  18. There was another Powell there at Quad State, guess they cant be too rare :)
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