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Matchlessantiques is offering smith and collectors this Vintage cast iron Blacksmith Mandrel or Blacksmith CONE Anvil. This Cone
in NOT a newer reproduction made of ductile steel. It's an authentic
Vintage cone that could date back into the early 1900's. This cone
appears to not have been used much at all. There are no use marks and
only a couple casting flaws (see picture). The top point of the cone only has a few small nicks. There are no cracks in the base which is a nice clean
casting. Please take a close look at the pictures.
This was a common tool in most blacksmiths shops. Cone anvils are
used for the final shaping of round objects. Usually they stand from 2
1/2 to 4 1/2 feet high and can range in weight from 50 lbs. to as much
as 500 lbs. After the flat stock or round stock has been heated, shaped
and welded on the anvil, it is placed on the cone and hammered until
absolutely round in shape, conforming to the true proportions of the
cone. Hub bands, rings, hoops, stake bands, and even rings for an ox's
nose are formed on the mandrels. In order to have a specific size ring, a
smith would mark his mandrel with a soapstone so that when he shaped
it, the ring would be of the proper diameter.
This cone measures 48 1/2" in height, 12" wide at the bottom and7/8"
at the top. The cone weighs105 lbs. Lower 48 states s/h/i is only
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