Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Small anvil looking tool???

In Tools and Hardware > Show & Tell.
Tools and Hardware3946 of 9598Keen Kutter Padlock with KeyLocks  Local Fleamarket find
5
Love it
0
Like it

SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
PoliticalPinbacksPoliticalPinbacks loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
Irishcollector.Irishcollector. loves this.
swampdoggswampdogg loves this.
See 3 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 5 years ago

    JDM1972
    (6 items)

    This is a mystery to me, what would it be used for or called?
    It's been photographed standing next to a 2 pound coin to show size it looks like lead has been poured into the square opening at the base of the item!

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    logo
    Tools and Hardware
    See all
    15
    15" Valley Pro AMERICAN HICKORY Woo...
    $32
    Cast Iron Door Plate With Acrylic/Glass Knob In Antique Turquoise/Teal Accent
    Cast Iron Door Plate With Acrylic/G...
    $24
    6 Solid Brass VERY SMALL Stacking Barrister Bookcase 7/16
    6 Solid Brass VERY SMALL Stacking B...
    $19
    Brass Cabinet Latch Antique Furniture Latch Victorian Eastlake Cabinet Latch
    Brass Cabinet Latch Antique Furnitu...
    $13
    logo
    15
    15" Valley Pro AMERICAN HICKORY Woo...
    $32
    See all

    Comments

    1. UncleRon UncleRon, 5 years ago
      That's exactly what it is. It is for a jeweler or anyone who does metalwork in that scale. The lead is to add weigh to stabilize it.
    2. JDM1972 JDM1972, 5 years ago
      Thanks Rom
    3. slackjack, 5 years ago
      Thanks to Ron too !
    4. Ric, 5 years ago
      My grandfather was a dentist who graduated in 1909. When he died I got his dentist cabinet with the tools. Included was a small anvil the same as yours with the additional lead in the bottom. I assume it was used to make adjustments to the dental appliances for final fitting for his patients. He also had near it, a tiny rosewood mallet with about a two inch long handle. Both were in the same area of the cabinet.

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.