ZIG Posted March 17, 2010 Share Posted March 17, 2010 I recently obtained my Greatgrandaddy's anvil, I am so lucky to get it . I have cleaned it up and on the side it say's: JACK SOLID WROUGHT WARANTEED The letters are laid out just like I wrote them. Kinda like something was before the word JACK , but I was unable to make it out even with flour. On these pictures I am posting with it you will see a trademark stamp that is under the horn. I am not sure of the symbol . I know my Grandaddy was in business from 1900-1940 or so, so the anvil has got to be at least that old. The hardy hole is 1 1/4 , if that means anything . I also got pictures of the stencil on the front foot, It looks like the numbers may be several various ones, I will give my best shot at the different ways I believe it could be , you know the 4's look like maybe a A , or a 2 could be a 3. So please give me yall's best shot at figuring this out and potential ways they may read. I have done the flour trick and can't make out anymore detail. I cant get the pictures on here , but until I can figure that I thank yall in advance for your efforts Here is what I have came up with on the numbers/letters on foot. A122-79T I am unsure if the dash is a cut mark or a true stencil punching??? 4128-79T 3123-79T A128-79T 2120-79T I know I have given a a bunch of numbers but I have tried and strained my eyes out trying to get the exact ones, Hopefully if someone can give me the Maker of this anvil we can figure out what they generally started their stencils with. Hopefully the Markers Mark will lead to something also. I would love the receive any help yall can give me. I would love to know as much about the Marker and the numbers as I can. I appreciate anyones help on this, it would mean so much to know . I could only guess to the weight of this anvil, it is actually sitting on the same stump , that has been in place for at the least 75 years, that was when he retired. I am so blessed to have gotten it back now hopefully yall can put me on the right track. Maybe yall can see from the pictures and determine better than I can. It also has a handling hole in the front and back at the waist. http:// Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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