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Thus this would be 160 pounds (112 plus 28 times two plus 20). - If it is the London pattern (what you would typically consider an anvil to look like) and there is no seam between the body and top plate, it may be Swedish one-piece cast steel.
(However, anvil makers were sometimes very, very good at working in the seam.) - If you see what looks to be an Eagle on the side, it is almost certain to be a Fisher Norris. Largest anvil every known to have been made (1,400 pounds) is a Fisher.
Eagle is usually holding an anchor, perhaps because Fisher made many of the big ship and shipyard anvils for the U. - If you see what looks to be an arm holding a hammer on the side it could be either Vulcan or Arm & Hammer.
Vulcans were raised while Arm & hammer's were stamped in.
- If you see numbers at the waist such as 1 1 20, it is a British made anvil.
This is their stone weight system to where the first number represents multiples of 112 (1/20th a long ton), second represents multiples of 28 and third is remaining pounds.
A few years ago I did get another HB which is a blacksmith anvil and weighs 252 lbs.
Was quite happy to get this one as it was much nicer than the previous one.
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My two anvils, a Peter Wright (200#) and a Joshua Wilkinson (110#) (both English anvils) have thicker waists, in proportion.