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    Posted 5 years ago

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    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!

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    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.

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