This is an early 182 lb M & H Armitage Mouse Hole Blacksmith Anvil that comes with Custom Stand. The side of the anvil is stamped M & H Armitage Mouse Hole with English hundred weight system: 1 . 2 . 14. The weight system indicates this anvil weighs 182 lbs. The stamping dates manufacturing of this anvil between 1820-1835. This is a pre-civil war anvil that is perfect for civil war era reenactments. The Mouse Hole Anvil Works was located in Sheffield England along the Rivelin River which powered t helves hammers to make anvils. This anvil is also accompanied by a heavy steel custom anvil stand that has hammer holders and a tong rack. The stand is a bit tall, though buyer could shorten legs. The anvil face is 32 7/8" with stand from floor. This is a wrought iron bodied anvil with a steel face plate. The anvil has a nice rebound and typical ring found in mouse hole anvils. The edges and horn have been lightly and properly dressed. The edges are nice and free from chipping. The horn points up as it should. The horn, table and face show typical use dings and marks from the 170 plus years of use. Overall a great Anvil that would make anyones day. Anvil does not show any repairs. The front center of the foot is stamped IN. The anvil has the three porter bar turning holes. This has a thick waste that is 7 1/8" long, so if you want to bang out some big metal you won't get that spring affect as found on narrow wasted American anvils.The particulars: 24 1/2" long, 4 1/2" x 14 3/4" face, 10 3/8" tall, 10 3/8" x 12 1/4" base, 7 1/4" long waste, 1" hardie hole and 9/16" pritchel hole. Shipping or Pick Up Details : Ships to USA 48 connected states ONLY. No Canada shipping. If you are close buy you can make arrangements to pick up anvil and stand. Anvil is located in Olean NY 14760. This is a freight item to heavy for UPS: I can calculate Conway freight shipping cost from the terminal to a terminal in your area if t is one. I will need your city and zip. If you don't provide both I can't figure cost. It will be actual cost. However...the freight rates have risen tremendously including fuel surcharges. Todays fuel surcharge is 35.8% that the freight company adds onto the shipping cost. No such thing as cheap truck freight anymore. I don't build half the freight cost into the reserve price to make it look like you are getting a cheap rate. I have a very low reserve price and charge actual cost. If you can't pick up or live with the shipping terms and cost then please don't bid. Please don't wait to the last few hours of auction for a quote. Please give me time to read email, calculate and get back to you. Thank You. Happy Bidding!! :) NO INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS. Buyer pays shipping and insurance. Any preset shipping prices are for the 48 contiguous states only. Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and all Canadian provinces will need shipping calculated by us. RESPONSE TO THE END OF AUCTION EMAIL I SEND TO BE MADE WITHIN 24 HOURS, ALL PAYPAL PAYMENTS TO BE MADE WITHIN 3 DAYS AND ALL MONEY ORDERS WITHIN 7 DAYS OF AUCTION END. Your response to the end of auction email should include your name, shipping address and if you will be No checks. I will not assume any responsibilities for damages from use or misuse of items I sell. The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.
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