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#1 Woodie


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Posted 05 April 2009 - 06:16 PM

I'm new to this forum and to blacksmithing. I am gathering items and making a forge. Just yesterday I purchased an anvil at an auction. After getting it home I found that it was a Peter Wright. I've done some research and believe that it was made sometime around the middle of the 19th century. Could someone confirm or deny what age this anvil might be.

The anvil is marked with "Peter Wright Patent". Below it is "1 0 7" which is spread out from the left side of the base to the right side. My research shows that "1 0 7" means it is a 119 pound anvil which is fairly accurate according to my bathroom scale which shows 117.5 pounds. It does not have England or Solid Wrought stamaped on it anywhere. The overall length is 22", 4" face width, 3 3/16" table width, 10 1/2" tall, and base is 9 3/4" x8 5/8".

I have added photos. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,


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#2 Jimbo Hotep

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 07:07 PM

Pretty sure that the "patent" dates it 1910+ ,also I think the face was made from 2 plates starting in 1940.. Someone here with a copy of anvils in america will be able to confirm this and maybe help you date it closer


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Posted 07 April 2009 - 02:53 PM

the Abana sight there is a gental men named Ken real knowledgable of all things anvil

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 08:54 PM

You might also ask the folks at Matchless Antiques (just look up anvils on ebay, you'll find the coolest ones being sold by these folks). They know a LOT about different anvils.
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