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anvilfire image collection - Sicilian Blacksmith and Anvil

Italian anvil on Sicily
This is what I call a Mediterranean style anvil. The Mediterranean style includes the legless the French short leg "pig" anvil, the Catalan stake anvil and the Italian short legged anvil. This anvil probably has a short stake holding it on the stand.

Sicilian Blacksmith with helpers, anvil and bellows. Sicilian blacksmith with helpers, probably his sons, Taormina, Sicily Italy, 1908

Sicilian Blacksmith and Anvil

Historic image from Stereo-Travel Co. - anvilfire collection. Digital restoration by Jock Dempsey

The original of this image was sent to us from an annymous source. The original stereoscopic images were faded and had water damage and light fading. Much of the image was unidentifyable. This restoration is about 15% digital painting.

This is a great image of a father and his sons or nephews working at their outdoor forge. The climate on Sicily is dry enough for most of the year that the bellows proably was left outdoors for months at a time. The image has all the basics, anvil, bellows, forge, hammer, sledge, steel bar, slack-tub and smiths.



French "Boat" Anvil
The traditional Mediterranean French anvil.



French "Pig" Anvil
The other traditional French anvil and inspiration for one of our cartoons.

While this is a different style French anvil.

Tres Catalan Anvils

Three Catalan Anvils
Photographed in Barcelona Spain by Stefaan Meeus.

Small Catalan Stake Anvil Small Catalan Anvil
From the Frank Turley Collection.

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