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The Greenwood Anvil Collection - Title Image with 15 blacksmiths anvils

Colonial Conical Horn 5th Foot "S" Anvil

Colonial Conical Horn Anvil

Colonial Conical Horn 5th Foot Anvil

From the Josh Greenwood Collection.

This beautiful little anvil is from the 17th ot 18th century. Its shape is unusual as is the clear "S" marking.

Many early anvils were sesigned to be rocked back on their heel so the oposite side could be used for bending or as in this case putting the horn vertical to be used like a ring mandrel. On top of a lack of a pritchell hole (post 1830 feature) the small hardy hole and simple shape would indicate this anvil was made prior to 1800 as early as 1700.

  • Marking : "S"
  • Dimensions:
    • Length 18.5" (470mm)
    • Height 12.25" (311mm)
    • Face 5.13 x 13.25 (130 x 337mm)
  • Weight: 191 lbs. (87kg)

Feature Comparison
The "S" Anvils Feature Comparison

The S anvils have several unique features that mark them as coming from the same British manufacturer. Face slope, rectangular handling holes and the bold fifth foot.

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