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Lyda-Ferdinand Collection Unusual Block Anvil

Unusual Block Anvil - "Elephant Foot"

I can see many uses for this very heavy anvil with its domed surface and heavy upsetting block. However, what it was actually designed for is a mystery. It also appears that the holes in the sides are not handling holes because they do not have mates on the opposite side. The shape is reminiscent to sheet metal tool support arm sockets or small bar anvil (Chevalet d'Etabli).

Perhaps this is a Chinese anvil or from somewhere in the Far East with Chinese influence. Contact us if you know the exact use for this tool.

  • Dimensions:
    • Height 12-1/2" x Width 5-1/2" x Length 8-1/4" (318 x 140 x 216 mm)
    • Base: Width 10" x Length 9-3/4" (254 x 248 mm)

  • Weight: 214 lbs. (97 kg)


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