Anvils in America by Richard Postman. The long awaited definitive reference on anvils, their history and manufacture. Anvilfire book review. User Review – Flag as inappropriate. Fabulous book for anyone interested or involved in the art and craft of blacksmithing, or truely, smithing in. Find great deals for Anvils in America by Richard A. Postman (, Hardcover, Unabridged). Shop with confidence on eBay!.

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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! Referring to Anvils in America is so common in blacksmithing and collecting circles that it is merely referred to as “AIA”. Want to know when your anvil was made? Want to identify the maker of your anvil and learn their history? Prior to AIA there amedica a few collectors of anvils and very few had an idea of what they had, how old or how rare.

Today there are hundreds of anvil collectors and tool collectors that covet certain anvils. Antique anvils have become a hot item at sales and on ebay. There are now numerous private anvil museums. AIA is the single authoritative reference on anvils, their manufacture, history and lore.

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Please try again later. It has 25 pages devoted to that opstman. So much information I couldnt put it down. I got the date the anvil was made and great detail on the methods used across the makers years of production. This book could be dangerous, as it makes me want to go on a quest to find more anvil treasures out there.

Buy it, you wont regret it. One person found this helpful. A must have for Anvil Nuts! Or anyone wanting to know about anvils and how they came to be. Postman has saved the little known information on the place the American anvil played in the Industrial Era from being lost to time! This book contains wonderful information on the American Anvil Companies and the men who made the anvils.

The processes to make anvils is a true art in its own right. People, places, numbers and designs who knew annvils was so much to an anvil! It has an in depth section on how anvils were manufactured of which I haven’t found elsewhere, at least with this amount of detail. It also had enough information that I was able to identify maerica manufacturing date of an anvil that I possess.

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Carl S Top Contributor: What an awesome book! It’s informative, well researched, includes tons of photos and illustrations. If you want to know about an anvil, this is the book you need! But I am a novice. It is a very large and thorough book.


I am using it help me find an Anvil for use. I postponed the purchase of this book many times due to the cost, I richqrd now, I wish I had purchased it long ago as it is all that I expected and so much more.

I solute the author for his enormous investment of time, money and energy to produce this well zmerica and information poztman volume. To anyone interested in anvils, blacksmithing and the pre industrial era I highly recommend this amazing book. Great informational book with gobs of things you always wanted to know about anvils.

Price is well worth it. Fantastic resource on the history of and identification of Anvils. There’s really nothing that comes even close to this book out there. See all 38 reviews.

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