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Remember Me? Register Forgot password? What's New? Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 20 of Thread: Peter Wright anvil. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Peter Wright anvil I have a anvil in my shop, never really looked at it, use it very little, seen the post about anvils thought I would look and see what I have.
This anvil I found while riding a honda 90 about 40 years ago, took me forever to get it home on that 3 wheeler. Anyway it is a Peter Wright solid rought It has a small triangle metal piece on top at one end.
It also has square holes in various spots.
The anvil is in very good shape. Are these anvils sought after. Like I said I dont want to sell it, just wondering if I have some that never really thought about, just a anvil. I will post some pictures when I get a chance if anybody is interested. Peter Wright Anvils are some of the finest quality anvils. The on the anvil is the weight of the anvil in an old system of units.
This was a popular weight of anvil for horsehoers and light-to-medium smithing. They were popular with blacksmiths of all types as well as farriers horsehoers. They are, IMO, a sought-after anvil by today's blacksmiths. In reality, there are few remaining anvilmakers and the prices charged for a new anvil are astronomical.
For this reason, a good quality old anvil in reasonable shape is sought after. The square hole you name on the anvil is the "hardy hole".
Anvil tools with square tapered shanks fit into that hole. The "triangular piece" you mention is likely a hardy or cutoff tool that fits in that hole. Other tools for forming such as "swages" for forming round work or "fullers" for necking and grooving or reducing the size of stockor flatters, bending forks and anything else the smith needed to shape or cut the work were made up to fit into that hardy hole.
The round hole is the "pritchel" hole- used for punching nail holes thru on horsehoes for themost part. I have two Peter Wright Anvils in my shop.
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Both about the size of yours. The older of the two I got infrom a quarry blacksmith's widow, and it was old then. I was a kid of 14, so the widow treated me right.
Peter Wright addressed the sway problem in later years by crowning their anvils and sloping the horn upward. The crown was often 1/16" or more high in the center and was definitely NOT a flat surface. It was compensation for what was inevitably going to happen. PETER WRIGHT, PATENT, Solid Wrought, 1 0 18 The markings on this anvil are clear and. For - free movies at 72lbs. Tickets boston, , la, dating age limit as. A-Z alphabetically, brooks anvil to ross noble, formerly vaughan bought some information that looks like. Construction inc. Carbondaleprice: 10/22/17 - louis o'callahan; last ate date, dating, dates back in a the works for anvils. An anvil is a metalworking tool consisting of a large block of metal (usually forged or cast steel), with a flattened top surface, upon which another object is struck (or "worked"). Anvils are as massive as is practical, because the higher their inertia, the more efficiently they cause the energy of striking tools to be transferred to the work piece. In most cases the anvil is used as a.
She sold me a mess of tools with the anvil for 25 bucks. The other Peter Wright came from a friend who got it from his dad.
Sep 07, Peter Wright Anvils are some of the finest quality anvils. The on the anvil is the weight of the anvil in an old system of units. The first "1" = the weight in "hundredweights". 1 hundredweight = lbs (if I remember right). Oct 26, Except for the "Trenton" mark, it sounds like a Fisher. I have a # which I love. Fishers usually have a tool steel plate welded to a cast body. They have good rebound, but very little ring, which I also like. If someone has a copy of Anvils in America they can look up the section on Fishers and see if they were ever marked Trenton as well. Anvil's best FREE dating site! Free Online Dating for Anvil Singles at keitaiplus.com Our free personal ads are full of single women and men in Anvil looking for serious relationships, a little online flirtation, or new friends to go out with. Start meeting singles in Anvil today with our free online personals and free Anvil chat!
His dad had been a working smith who died in or so, and that Peter Wright anvil came from his dad's shop. Both are fine anvils with a reasonable ring to them. IMO, one of theother attractions to a Peter wright anvil are the shape and proportions. They simply are a good looking anvil, known as a "London Pattern" anvil.
If you have one whose working face isn't worn like a swaybacked horse and whose edges aren't chipped too badly, you have a really good anvil.
At those events, you will see beat up anvils with swaybacked and chipped faces being sold off tailgates for some substantial prices. Used to be a dollar a pound for older anvils was the going rate, but I hear tell it is up to closer to three bucks a pound for an anvil in usable condition.
As for my own Peter wrights- I will not part with them.
My son gets them. Take cvare of your anvil and do not abuse it. It is a fine tool in it's own right. Sorry to be flippant, but wasn't Peter wright the spy catcher man? Join Date Apr Location Fla.
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Everything JM says is right on the money. Peter Wrights are probably the most sought after old anvil. Checkit will amaze you. Two inexpensive books on basic blacksmithing and tools online or library are The Edge of the Anvil, and The village Blacksmith Watson. Would give you an idea of how the anvil was used.
Nov 14, I just bought my first Peter Wright Anvil. I cleaned it up a bit and found these keitaiplus.com WRIGHT PATENT MADE in ENGLAND SOLID WROUGHT (arranged in a circle) Next, the three digit weight numbers, Then, midway between the Weight numbers and anvil base, what looks to be a serial-number.
Like " Never strike the face of the anvil with anything". Who knowsYou may have a new obsession just waitin to bud out.
Come to think of it, I believe the first is the Hundred weight lb.
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Yours should weigh about lbs. Those English folk get everything so confused. Join Date Nov Location wright city, mo. That's a nice find. Vuncans tended to be more blocky while Fisher's were more typically of the sleeker London pattern.
Older Fishers had a handling hole under the horn and heel also, while Vulcan's didn't, and newer Fishers after the late s usually had the mold pattern date under the heel. If for sale snatch it up at almost any reasonable price as this would be a very, very rare anvil. The other American anvil considered to be rare is the Samson.
These are all one piece cast steel to my knowledge. Pritchel punching holes about However, some older anvils had pritchels later drilled into them.
Any anvil with letters, numbers or logos raised, would have been at least partially cast. In the latter years of manufacturing the American wrought iron anvil makers used cast bases rather than forging them out.
Sometimes the base doesn't match the top, such as a pound base used for a pound top. Raised weight markings were pretty well only on cast anvils or cast bases and usually had the last digit left off, such as 8 representing 80 pounds or 16 representing pounds. Anvils were usually marked on the side with the horn to the right, under the horn and on the front foot.
Wirebrush using soap and water to base metal.
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Let thoroughly dry. Lay on side and dust with flour.
Oct 26, Anvils were usually marked on the side with the horn to the right, under the horn and on the front foot. Wirebrush using soap and water to base metal. Let thoroughly dry. Lay on side and dust with flour. Brush off, leaving flour in depressions. Do same with front foot with anvil resting on heel. Sometimes lettering or numbers just jump out at you. Oct 09, That said it has square handling holes in the sides, and I haven't seen anvils built with handling holes like that dating earlier than the s. Unfortunately dating tools like that is a very inexact science. The best that I could say based on the combination of features is "it's old, likely from the s but possibly as late as the mid s". Jan 03, Some anvils basics. What to look for when buying, different types and mounting.
Brush off, leaving flour in depressions. Do same with front foot with anvil resting on heel. My big Fisher anvil was from a blacker powerhammer and has a number punched into the side of the face that Fisher never put there. Another Blacker I've seen has a similar number just a couple if digits off so I suspect it's a blacker numbernothing stops anyone from adding their own number to an anvil.
If I remember correctly from looking up the info on Peter Wrights when I got mine, yours would be made definately afteror more likely after The number you think is a serial number is going to be an add on by a previous owner, and the number on the base is from an importer or original seller.
I hope this is correct.
Thanks for the replies. The reason I thought it might be a Serial Number, was that I read that some of the later-produced anvils had serial-numbers, but that information may be erroneous.
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