Rare Antique M. Reading Anvil 18th C. 1700s Colonial Hornless Blacksmith English
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Rare Antique M. Reading Anvil 18th C. 1700s Colonial Hornless Blacksmith English:
Here’s an amazing item!An 18th century colonial-era anvil made by M. Reading of England.According to the book ‘Anvils in America ‘ , M. Reading was one of only three anvil makers to mark their work in the 18th century. (See last 2 photos)The side opposite of the M. Reading mark has the numbers denoting the weight in the British hundredweight system. The numbers add up to 106 pounds which was it’s original weight. It currently weighs, according to my scale, 105 pounds.I will ship this via FedEx within the continental US. Please note that the actual shipping costs are higher than $95 but I will cover the difference. Also takes 10% of the final selling price and 10% of shipping costs, so that’s taken into account when pricing this item.The underside has a handling hole, which is not pictured. Please message me for more photos.A rare opportunity for a very rare anvil!