Jeroen Zuiderwijk Posted March 11, 2015 Share Posted March 11, 2015 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. Jeroen Zuiderwijk Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/barbarianmetalworking Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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