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Maison de l'Outil Collection - French Deco Anvil

FRANCE French enclume

French Deco enclume, Anvil

A plain but slightly different anvil with a side penetrating hardy hole.



"Done by me Simeon Deco 1824"
"Manufactured by Simeo Deco 1824"

H. SAGET was probably an owner that put his name on later.

Detail side penetration hardy hole Cross section side penetration hardy hole drawing by Jock Dempsey

This anvil has a very small 7/16 - 1/2" (11 to 13 mm) side penetration hardy hole. These are punched and chiseled through the top plate and exit out the side of the anvil. The side opening is required so that scale and pieces of steel punched through the hole can fall out.

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