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Hi all,

i have found a anvil in my country ( the Netherlands ) but i don't know wich brand it is and the year it's made.

Can somebody help me with this.

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Welcome aboard Ben, glad to have you. If you'll put your general location in the header you might be surprised how many members live within visiting distance. Telling us in one post won't stay in our memory longer than opening the next post.

I'm afraid I can't tell you much of anything about your anvil other than it looks to be darned old, a couple hundred years probably but that's a guess.

Frosty The Lucky.

 

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Does the dusting with flour give any more readable letters on the stamping?

For some reason that shape makes we want to say cast; but then the incised letters are not generally used with that.

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Hi Thomas,

I going to do that andere maybe i Will find more writing but i think it is to damaged i will taken some pictures of it.

Thanks for the information so far.

 

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I'm from Belgium; and honestly, I cannot identify your anvil. I've seen quit a lot, but I've never seen this style, nor the inscriptions.

I've seen you have ground a bit on the edges; do you have a clue what kind of steel / iron it is ? Is it hard (you can test with a file) ? It looks to be forged; but I cannot identify a faceplate; which would make it way old.

Also; on the second hand websites there's a guy named "jack" from fairly close to me in Belgium; he deals in several hundreds anvils a year (he's a retired metalworker). Maybe ask him ?

mvg; Bart

 

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On 4/14/2019 at 3:04 PM, Frosty said:

it looks to be darned old, a couple hundred years probably

I have to disagree with Frosty on this one. I read that stamp as “J. Derrida”, which would make this anvil postmodern. 

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