JustNick

Original PFP anvil, Dating ?

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I bought this as my first anvil I am told it is from the early 1910's to 1920. I think it is in really good shape and I would like to know more about it. I read the post on Peddinghaus  anvils but all the pictures are gone. I would also like to know if anyone knows what the numbers are that are stamped under the logo. I was told they think it was made for the German military and that is numbers they stamp into them. Anyway I am new to blacksmithing and would love to know more about my anvil. Thanks in advance Just Nick  

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I have a code breaking book from Germany I acquired many years ago and inputing the characters and numbers I see in that line under the makers mark tells us..........that you have an awesome anvil in near perfect condition and to make beautiful things with her!  :-) :-)

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Numbers look like they were added after the anvil left the factory and so could be anything the owner wanted

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Nice anvil.. I own the modern equivalent is there is such a thing..  Looks like you are well on your way to forging stuff.. Treat her good and she'll give you a lifetime of wonderful use.. 

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Hello, Very nice :)  I am now on the verge of buying what I hope is an original PFP myself. I would very much appreciate if anyone out there could help me identify if this is an original or not from the attached pictures..  Weight is said to be approx. above 60kg/132lbs..

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Welcome to IFI Justin, I always suggest reading this thread to get the best out of the forum.

https://www.iforgeiron.com/topic/53873-read-this-first/

Looks like an original to me. Where is it located? I guess the hardy is covering the pritchel hole. Looks like all it needs is hot steel hammered on it to shine up the face.

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Hardy? Looks more like a stake anvil. :) I'd get that too just for fun. 

All these posts are making me want a Peddinghaus even more. 

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HI! I happen to own an original PFP of that size from the 30's. The shape of the anvil is correct. The stamp looks legit. Maybe a paint stripper will tell you more. Looks like NOS. 

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