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Hi guys, 

I will be picking up this anvil next Sunday, I personally think it was used for nail making but im not sure, does anyone have any idea on what it was used for? I will be able to pick her up for only 80 bucks so im really happy with this deal!

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General purpose anvil. Nailmaker's anvils tended to be quite small and blocky; see this video for an early 20th century Swedish nailmaker's setup:

 

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Here in Colonial America Nail making was often done as a winter job by farmers sitting around the fireplace. A way to make some money when the fields were covered with snow AND an excuse to stay warm.  So their nail anvils tended to be small and "cheap".

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Thanks! I didn’t know that, i just thought it was one because of the small face and double hardy hole

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My 469# Fisher has two hardy holes, one at each end of the face.  They are 1.5" sq and were used to have multiple tools in place.

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