Church Windows Anvil 128 lb dated 1808

$1,300 128 lb Church Windows Anvil dated 1808   Call  Josh:   804 861 2788    Cell: 804 721 8100   email us  or contact us on Facebook

128 lb $1,300 Church Windows anvil 1808

128 lb Church Windows Anvil dated 1808 – Description

Here we see this 128 lb anvil is clearly dated 1808. While forging the the anvil the smith made a punch that would stamp a circle.  And then he used that same punch once for the 0 and twice for the 8. Finally he made a small 1 to balance out the small 0 – real folk art! Besides the wear from 200 years of work on top, the anvil was also laid down. As we see from wear bars were forged over the center. In sum this church windows is a Museum/art piece .

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Here we can see clearly that the top surface of the anvil is not parallel with the bottom. Probably it was made this way. In fact there may have been advantages to it that were later forgotten. Also we see the back of the anvil is flat so that it can be laid down on it’s back. In that position the blacksmiths forged iron over the high spots and into the depressions.  Call  Josh:   804 861 2788    Cell: 804 721 8100   email us  or contact us on Facebook

Today the wear on this top surface tells the story of generations of blacksmiths who worked with great skill and respect. Over 200 years they slowly and smoothly wore it down.

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