|I bought this 6 " long anvil pattern from
an antique mall. It was marked "Hand Made Anvil"
Read my oldtools post about it by clicking
I believe these were made either by apprentices or in vocational
schools. I have seen two similar sized anvil patterns since I bought mine.
In the bottom picture the pattern is in the background and a
bronze casting is in the foreground.
|I had the anvil halves cast separately in aluminum. I placed four pairs of them on a pattern board. The resulting aluminum casting is shown to the right. In the foreground is the original pattern and the tip of a bronze anvil casting can be seen the lower right corner. A few cut apart aluminum anvils can be seen in the upper right corner.|
|Here is the top (cope) half of the pattern board. The board is sized for a 12" x 18" flask.|
|Here is the other side (drag or bottom half) of the pattern board|
From Exploring Patternmaking and Foundry by Miner and Miller 1939
|Some sort of anvil die? and an aluminum sand casting of whatever the die produced. It's marked Purdue so I'm guessing it was some sort of class project? The die appears to be made out of lead.|