Photos provided by John Catchings, digitally processed by Jock Dempsey.
This is a small poece even with the rare stand.
While this design is an exceptional piece of pattern or die work it has atypical anvil features and artistic design flaws such as the thinning of the border or rim at the step in the face.
Text: L. Hoffman H.W. Co, Vicksburg, Mowing Machines, Plows, Guns
2-5/8" x 1-5/8" including stand.