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Armourer's Flat backed Anvil

Armourer's Flat backed Anvil

From the Josh Greenwood Collection.

This anvil was purchased in the U.S. and was probably brought here by an imigrant at some time. These anvils were designed to be used on their back and on edge like a swage block. The narrow face is centered over the wider base providing maximum solidity with the Earth.

  • Marks :
  • Age : 17th - 18th Century
  • Dimensions :
    • 17" (432mm) long
    • 12.25" (311mm) tall
    • 3.75" (95mm) face
    • Weight : 225 lbs. (102 kg)
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