Dating peter wright anvils
Peddinghaus anvils are drop-forged and produced entirely from high-grade steel for maximum durability.The top face is ground and induction hardened to provide a lively surface to work on. Entirely forged in the Peddinghaus factory in Germany, not just a "Peddinghaus style" anvil. Rebound is 90% with a 1 and 1/2" ball bearing, rings like a church bell. Replied to all my emails and returned all my calls. I have read a few reviews about the black finish on this Anvil, etc. Peter Wright Anvils are some of the finest quality anvils. The next "1" is the weight in tenths of a hundredweight, or 11 lbs, and the last "1" = the todd pounds, or 1 lb. I will post some pictures when I get a chance if anybody is interested.Peter Wright was born in 26 Cromwell Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, the son of (George) Maurice Wright, who was the Marconi Company's director of research, and one of the founders of signals intelligence during World War I.During the Second World War, Wright worked at the Admiralty's Research Laboratory.The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong.I have a anvil in my shop, never really looked at it, use it very little, seen the post about anvils thought I would look and see what I have. This was a popular weight of anvil for horsehoers and light-to-medium smithing.
It is a prime example of wrought iron bodied, steel faced anvil.
Spycatcher was part memoir, part exposé of what Wright claimed were serious institutional failings in MI5 and his subsequent investigations into those.
He is said to have been influenced in his counterespionage activity by James Jesus Angleton, the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) counterintelligence chief from 1954 to 1975.
This anvil I found while riding a honda 90 about 40 years ago, took me forever to get it home on that 3 wheeler. Peter Wright anvils were made in England and imported into the USA in large numbers.
It has a small triangle metal piece on top at one end. The 1-1-1 on the anvil is the weight of the anvil in an old system of units. So, the weight of your anvil then = 110 lbs 11 lb 1 lb, or 122 lbs.