SOLD Up for sale is this lovely Yorkshire pattern anvil. Forged in England this “Yorkshire pattern” weighs in at 388 pounds. In most larger countries of manufacture, many different patterns of anvils were made. Patterns for specific trades; farriers, engineers, nail makers, chain makers, sawyers, coach makers, cutlers, file makers…the list goes on. This was one of many. The classic Yorkshire pattern has two “bicks” or horns. Both horns are below the level of the face. The English also made a double horn pattern where the square horn was level with the face, often called a “Portsmouth pattern”. From there, I have seen many varieties of Yorkshire patterns in terms of hardie and pritchel hole location. Some have multiple hardie holes, and sometimes a hardie hole is off to one side, or even exits through the side. Some have multiple pritchel holes, and some have none at all. This one has one hardie hole, with a pritchel hole opposite it.
The face is flat and very clean with only a bit of pitting. The rebound is good. The edges of both sides are very clean and crisp. Both horns have pitting, but nothing to cry over, and nothing that a short time with a flap wheel couldn't remedy. Of note, there is one very small "divot" in the face. It is about a 3/16" diameter circle roughly 1/16" deep. The pritchel hole is plugged-but we have not tried to drill it out. Beyond that, there is little to no wear.
Dimensions are as follows: -Face width: 5 3/4"
-Face length: 15 -Overall length: 38 1/2”
-Hardie: 1 1/4”
This anvil is for sale. Located in Milwaukee, WI. Local pickup is welcome. We can also arrange shipping via freight on your dime. Interested persons please contact us at email@example.com for more pictures and information
Reposted from @cergolforge
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