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Colonial Block or Tinkers' Anvil with "R H II ?"

Block anvil, el yunque

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From the Josh Greenwood Collection.

This beautiful little anvil is from the 17th ot 18th century. Note the clear "R H II ?" marking. It is believed that this is a "Richard Hill" anvil as there was an anvil and vise maker of that name in Birmingham England in 1777-78 and an Isacc Hill (probably a son) Anvil maker in in Digbeth, Birmingham 1816-17.

This anvil plus hammer, tongs, pipe tuyere, and bars of iron came with the blacksmith to Maryland in the 1690's "to start a forge in the New World". The anvil style goes back to the medieval and renaissance period.
Anvil marking R H III

The style of this anvil is ancient and still manufactured and used all over the world by a variety of craftsfolk.

In Spanish this is "el yunque", German "Stiftanboß", in French "Tas pour ferblantiers"

  • Marking : "R, H II (Probably for Robert Hill)"
  • Age : 17th or 18th Century
  • Dimensions :
    • Face 5.38" x 5.5" (137 x 140mm)
    • Body 6.25" (159mm)
    • Shank 2.5" sq. x 5.5" (64mm sq. x 140mm)
  • Weight : 53 lbs. (24kg)

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