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No anvil needs a nick name or any other name it is those who talk about it who need the name. "first correct the names" (Confucius) ;)

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Well, I would like to know what this type of anvil is called but most of all I wanted to know which type of metal worker used it.

I do think the three hardy holes will prove to be useful (if I can get over the reflex of taking the hardies out of the anvil) .

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Hi All,

As promised, some detailed pictures of this anvil. she is crooked and weird and beautiful. Not a straight plane or angle on it.

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she is all curves and legs.

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Pritchel hole has been drilled and squared on the table side

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she is on the heavy side, liftable but not portable (by me).

 

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She rings like a bell (but less so than the little brooks) has no dead spots . Beautiful, I look forward to putting her to work, I just know she will make me sweat.

 

Vaporlock

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Hi All,

As promised, some detailed pictures of this anvil. she is crooked and weird and beautiful. Not a straight plane or angle on it.

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she is all curves and legs.

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Pritchel hole has been drilled and squared on the table side

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she is on the heavy side, liftable but not portable (by me).

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She rings like a bell (but less so than the little brooks) has no dead spots . Beautiful, I look forward to putting her to work, I just know she will make me sweat.

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Vaporlock

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She's a beauty! The pic from the bottom makes me want to rub her belly. :wub:

Frosty The Lucky.

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tu vois maintenant puqoi j'aime les francaises :) maintenant il te faut une bigorne :)
I seems that the table is a bit convex and there's no sign of dishing/swayback. it always amazed me how much craft is involved in forging such an anvil, that feet and all

 

 

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Pas mal ton Français, pas mal du tout. I think that her curves will be sufficient for the moment, no need for the "bigorne" yet. 

She looks more like she was chipped out of a block of steel than cast.

strange also the non symmetry between the front and the back.

Unfortunately I can not really make out the writing. It does not make a lot of sense to me.

 

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Oh man, I just stumbled upon a lucky picture.

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the writing is a lot clearer "Tarreria Farge" . The above anvil is displayed in the entrance hall of the "tarreria bonjean" knifefactory .All of a sudden I have a lot more info.

Antoine tarrerias was an anvil maker born in 1838 in Thiers . His father was named Jean Terrerias and his mother was Anne Farge. No idea yet who made the anvil but it should put its date of manufature mid to end 1800. However I do not see a year nor a weight on mine.

More digging to do in the manufacture of anvils in that area.

 

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my "pig" is also crooked, the front is not symmetrical to the back side. mine has no markings at all. your anvil, as mine, too, is forged not cast.  anyway, you have a combination of rectangular heeled with a double horned anvil. the narrowing face towards the horn is very handy.

nice French safety shoes you have!

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haha, yeah my good ol Dutch heritage. a decent pair of clogs .

not advisable for forging though. to much space between foot and clog for scale to drop into.

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