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Turned up in my shop after a friend cleaned out a storage locker. No markings anywhere I can make out~ Looks like a nice anvil who cares if it is a PW?best deal I’ve had in ten years but like alot of the old girls, got a nice nick in her from some dumb-ass using a cutting torch on the top. I have an unidentified anvil and I have been told it probably is a PW because of small flats running side to side on the ends of the feet, although frankly it doesn’t matter to me that much.My thoughts then turned to finding an anvil substitute until I could afford the real thing.It was then I started wondering how the "London pattern" anvils we used at college evolved, and whether such a complicated shape was really necessary.I don’t see those flats on this anvil which may be a clue.I would say it’s a Trenton or Arm and Hammer, possibly Hay Budden. There aren’t any ledges on the feet that are also typical for Peter Wrights. I found that if the degree on the wedges is too much they will spit out like pumpkin seeds.
then the numbers will read actual pounds, like mine 1 7 2 which is actually 172lbs. There is also a large "E" stamped on the front of the foot.Any idea what the E stands for and what the holes are for? Nice anvil I bid up to 0 on a beautiful 176lb P/W and didn`t get it.Thanks for any info Brian I`d have to see a pic of it to tell how old it is, and as for the holes in the anvil, as far as I understand it, they were used for handling the anvil probably for the heat treating of the top plate. Should be a real nicec anvil, take a ball bearing and bounce it from 14 to 18" and see how far it rebounds...it5 probably will almost come right back to 18" probably 16 1/2 to 17" if it does...you`ve got a winner! With Silas and Bill Apple’s help we figured out it is a Trenton.Does have the weight and a barely legible S/N on the front foot.