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Jeroen Zuiderwijk

"New" anvil

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The latest addition to my collection: a marked anvil, dating to 1796! I've been watching anvil sales for years, hoping to find a pre-1800s anvil. It paid off, as last monday I picked up this beauty. I estimate it's about 50-60kg, which is great as it means I can move it without too much effort. But the great part of it is that while talking to the previous owner, I learned that this anvil came from a forge that was located just a few kilometers from where I grew up! The smith was the last in many generations of smiths. It's a classic hornless churchwindow style anvil. Dated pre-1800 anvils are pretty. But with this history attached to it makes it a really unique. I've reported it to the local historic society, so who knows they may know more about the forge it came from (no longer in existence). Definately worth the years searching (which I much enjoyed). And it will make a nice partner to my 1777 stake anvil.

 

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Most of my anvils in my collection. Note also the small bronze age reproduction anvils :) The new addition will soon receive it's base.

 

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I have always wanted a churchwindow, I'm jealous of your beautiful find!!

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That is truly beautiful! Just imagine if that could talk...

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I have always loved those too. Congratulations!

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that is a beautiful anvil and the added history is a nice bonus too

 

are you planning to actually use it, or is it for display?

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that is a beautiful anvil and the added history is a nice bonus too

 

are you planning to actually use it, or is it for display?

 

I will mount it to have it ready for use. But I don't expect it will be used often, especially as I have a second anvil of equal size, and smoother surface. For the most part it will be on display only.

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yeah I'm pretty sure that wasn't made in 1996 (I kid)

That is really cool, Imagine what could have been made on it in it's lifetime!

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