The only book with everything you wanted to know about anvils! Anvils in America by Richard Postman pages, Sewn hard cover binding, color slip cover, over illustrations, published When this encyclopedic reference was published a decade ago the author thought he would be lucky to sell the first thousand copies. They all sold in less than a year and the book is now in its fifth printing and still selling!
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According to David Poppke poppke plains. A book about anvils, after 15 years of research. The history, manufacture, identification, and much more about anvils made in America and the anvils imported for resale or brought to America by smiths from about Over illustrations of which almost are photographs.
This book is huge! The second printing uses that painting for the new slipcover. The book starts with your usual anvil basics illustrated by dozens of photos by the author which by the way were well taken and reproduced with skill.
Postman then goes on with a history of anvils and reproductions of hundreds of original anvil ads and fliers illustrated by even MORE of Postman's photos. He also reproduces important historical patents AND patents for strange oddball anvil "systems" that may or may more likely not have been manufactured. There are numerous lists of makers marks and anvil stories collected by the author.
The history of numerous American and English makers is given. After seeing all this you think, "What more could there be? There are fliers from most of the modern anvil makers with specs and even more photos!
Color photos of two "Colonial" anvils from back of new slipcover Then we get to the part that interested me the most, an article by Jim Austin of the California Blacksmiths Association on forging anvils including historical photos of the process.
The article describes and shows anvils being forged, welded and ground. There is also an article with drawings taken from a Hey-Budden sales booklet describing the manufacture of anvils. The last anvil makers c Nathan Green Illustration from Hay-Budden booklet The book also includes all kinds of anvil miscellany. Ads and trademarks using anvils, miniature advertising anvils and the hilarious Christmas card images created by Gill Fahrenwald, "Caught in a shower of anvils" and "Roasting marshmellows over an open anvil" No, we didn't get our anvilfire!
It just goes to show that great minds DO think alike! This book is about anvils in America , The author notes that there is still a world full of European and Asian anvils to research and record! Postman also told me that he had a great deal more detailed information that wouldn't fit in the book! Another volume maybe? I hope so! Apparently it causes insomnia in certain individuals! Champion bridge or railroad anvil Postscript - In the months since its release this book has become THE blacksmiths and collectors standard reference about anvils.
In the now two years since publication, Anvils in America has continued to be the indespensible reference for many of us. It is so full of information that no matter how many times you read it or refer to it you are always surprised to find something new.
Already researching the followup book! Hard cover, cloth bound, and Smyth sewn. The numbers were assigned as the orders are received. Numbered editions were sold out by Christmas Copies ordered here on-line personaly inscribed signed by the author. Overseas customers see our on-line order form for shipping costs. This book is NOT available through Amazon. Congratulations to Richard Postman!
History of the famous British anvil making plant and its proprietors. Now available to purchase on-line. Click for details. Color photos of two "Colonial" anvils from back of new slipcover. The last anvil makers c Nathan Green. Illustration from Hay-Budden booklet.
Anvils In America
Hello, Login. Visit Our Stores. Anvils in America by Richard A Postman. In , while preparing his teaching materials for a new Industrial Education class on hot metals and hand forging at Andrews University, Michigan, Mr.
Anvils America by Richard Postman
According to David Poppke poppke plains. A book about anvils, after 15 years of research. The history, manufacture, identification, and much more about anvils made in America and the anvils imported for resale or brought to America by smiths from about Over illustrations of which almost are photographs. This book is huge! The second printing uses that painting for the new slipcover.