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The Greenwood Anvil Collection - Title Image with 15 blacksmiths anvils

218# Fifth Foot Hornless Anvil

Colonial 5th Foot Hornless Anvil

218# Fifth Foot Hornless Anvil

From the Josh Greenwood Collection.

This is a very fine example of an old English anvil imported to America during the Colonial era. Its weight is marked in English Hundredweight using punch marks.

The heavy pitting is typical in character of old wrought iron anvils. Some of the pitting starts when the anvil was relatively new from scale piling up around the anvil base. The heavier pitting is often the result from having laid on the ground for decades often in a barn yard or some damp place. Occasionally clear lines are seen from where the anvil has sunk into soft ground and remained there for many years.

  • Marks : weight in punch marks 1 · 3 · 22
  • Age : 18th Century
  • Dimensions :
    • Length : 14.75" (375mm)
    • Width Face : 6" (152mm)
    • Height : 11" (280mm)
  • Weight : 218 lbs. (99kg.)

English made Hornless anvil
Colonial Hornless 5th Foot
Another similar anvil in the Greenwood Collection.


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