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Old 05-31-2020, 03:57 PM
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Does anyone have any idea what brand anvil this is? It looks like it has the word SMITHS and a 1 0 1 on it. Iím guessing the 1 0 1 when calculated means 101#ís. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 05-31-2020, 04:03 PM
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Old 05-31-2020, 06:46 PM
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I don't know what brand that might be but it looks like a common English style blacksmith's anvil. If it was made in America then the 101 probably does mean 101 lbs. But, if it was made overseas the 101 would likely be decoded as a single hundred weight (112 pounds) plus one additional pound = 113 lbs. If you were to weigh it and see what the actual weight is that might be a clue as to where it was made ....


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Old 05-31-2020, 10:03 PM
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I don't know what brand that might be but it looks like a common English style blacksmith's anvil. If it was made in America then the 101 probably does mean 101 lbs. But, if it was made overseas the 101 would likely be decoded as a single hundred weight (112 pounds) plus one additional pound = 113 lbs. If you were to weigh it and see what the actual weight is that might be a clue as to where it was made ....
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Old 06-02-2020, 02:25 PM
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I presume it came with that stand? Take a good look and try to find a manufacturer under the rust. You would think a company named Smith would just put Smith on the side with "Made By" on it. Then again look up anvils made by Smith in England. I couldn't find anything on it, nor under a Smith Foundry that made anvils.
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Old 06-02-2020, 10:30 PM
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I presume it came with that stand? Take a good look and try to find a manufacturer under the rust. You would think a company named Smith would just put Smith on the side with "Made By" on it. Then again look up anvils made by Smith in England. I couldn't find anything on it, nor under a Smith Foundry that made anvils.
Yes the stand came with along with the rust. I tried cleaning it with soap and water and scrub pad. I will try clean off the rust and see what I can find. Thanks
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Old 06-05-2020, 05:30 AM
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Just from the pics and it's general profile, plus the stepped base, my first guess would be Peter-Wright. Lot of variables to consider, but you are not going to "devalue" by taking a wire brush to it. These days old anvils in that good a condition bring a bit more than "antique/heirloom" prices. Only thing most buyer's are concerned about are the rebound, deck condition, and any possible cracks and or de-lamination.

Once you've wired it a bit rub a little talcum powder across the surface, most inscriptions will show up no matter how thin or worn.

If not a PW, give a shout our to the ABANA group, plenty of experts over there.


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