Saturday, September 17, 2016


The 19th century saw a lot of use of blacksmiths and their tools. I've been researching the types of Anvils that were most commonly used during the 19th century. Wrought Iron was common but in America it was generally cast iron.

The most common iron had a flat top and surface of harden steel. On one end there was a bick (horn or beak) to help mold rounded curves, such as horseshoes. Generally the other end was flat but you could find anvils with two bicks.

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