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The Greenwood Anvil Collection - Title Image with 15 blacksmiths anvils

Hornless Colonial "S" 5th Foot Anvil

Colonial Hornless Anvil 5th Foot Anvil

Hornless Colonial 5th Foot Anvil

From the Josh Greenwood Collection.

This beautiful little anvil is from the 17th ot 18th century. Its shape is very graceful and there is a rare "S" marking.

Two views of the hornless anvil This anvil lacks both a hardy hole and a pritchell hole (post 1830 feature). These are indicators that this anvil was made prior to 1800 or as early as 1700 or the late 1600's.

  • Marking : "S"
  • Dimensions:
    • Height 10.25" (269 mm)
    • Face 5.5 x 12.25 (140 x 311 mm)
  • Weight: 180 lbs. (82 kg)

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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