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Old 04-24-2010, 11:51 PM
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http://austin.craigslist.org/tls/1708126264.html

check out the photo. jerry
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"Mousehole configuration"? What's that Jerry? It seems to be missing something in the pic. lol
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Old 04-25-2010, 02:15 AM
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Maybe something out of a mousehole nibbled on it.
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M & H Armitedge or Mousehole was a well known British anvil maker. Made a thick waisted stumpy profiled anvil, with lots of mass in the center where you need it.

I owned one for a while when I was new to the craft & was dumb enough to sell it.

This one obviously has seen better days, but I know lots of guys who would take it & use what is left.
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Looks like the tail with the hardy hole and pritchel hole has been broken off.
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Scratch & Dent sale; a little WD40 & it'll buff right out.
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Looks just like my Grandfathers old anvil complete with the broken off tail...

Is such a relic actually worth the $250 price tag or is he dreaming?
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During the War of Northern Aggression many anvils were destroyed by Union troops in that very manner. Many had the horn and tail broken off. This was done to prevent any further use of the anvil. Not worth the money in my opinion.

The prices on ANYTHING having to do with smithin' have gone crazy.
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During the War of Northern Aggression many anvils were destroyed by Union troops in that very manner. Many had the horn and tail broken off. This was done to prevent any further use of the anvil. Not worth the money in my opinion.
OK, how does one break an anvil?
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Get a piece of stock wedged in the hardy or pritchel holes and put to much torque on it & it can happen.
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