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Hey folks, I found an old anvil in the old family home. Hoping to find out how old it is, if this is possible please? 
It’s 76kg in weight, 64cm length, 28cm height.

There are no visible markings. I’m located in the north west of Ireland so would hazard a guess of forged in England. 





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You are correct, it's a standard English anvil from the Black Country west of Birmingham, and dates between about 1850 and 1880 based on the length of the horn and the shape of the feet.


The actual maker could be any one of the dozens of makers in that region, except for Peter Wright. They used a different foot shape.


Pity about the weld beads on the face, but it happens. 

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