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Traded For Anvil Today, Not Sure What The Maker's Mark Is.

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Today I aquired a new anvil that had been on Craigslist for some time.  It is not a very "pretty" anvil but I could tell from the pictures that it was an older 1830s-1850s forged steel variety, so I figured I would try to make a deal.  I ended up trading an old 1977 Stihl chainsaw to the guy for the anvil.....straight up.  The guy told me it didn't have writing on it at all but when he pulled up I caught the glimpse of a stamp on the front.  Maybe you guys can help with the identification of this old anvil.  It has excellent rebound and a nice wide face.  There are some chips in the top but overall I think it was worth the time I spent to go get it.  the weight seems to be somewhere in the 130s of lbs.  I hope you guys like it as much as I do!

 

Side note....the little hammer on the top of the anvil in the pictures is a colonial hand forged hammer that i bought downtown for $5.00.  I put an ashe handle in it and thought I would share the picuture.

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The shape and style looks like Mousehole to me, (short horn, very low step, the feet, and the shape of the heel) but from what I could make out of the letters, I don't think thats the case. If you wet the surface it is easier to make out the faint markings from the stamp. Maybe you could get a couple more letters readable. If not, I'm pretty positive someone on this forum can identify what you have. Either way, it sounds like it was a good trade to me! Good deal on that hammer too. 

-Crazy Ivan

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Cbl, incredible job on the identification. Looks like it is a fairly rare model. I will be looking into a possible manufacture date, and update as soon as I do!

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Note forged WROUGHT IRON anvil with steeled face; the Bessemer process didn't start until the 1850's...

 

AinA page 68  #34 ????eson & Sons Stourbridge

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