Hailed as the definitive resource and standard reference book for blacksmiths, anvil collectors, and anyone interested in historical tools, Richard Postmanís Anvils in America is the culmination of 15 years of meticulous research. In 1982, while preparing his teaching materials for a new Industrial Education class on hot metals and hand forging at Andrews University, Michigan, Mr. Postman discovered that there was little or no published material on the subject of anvils. Finding it difficult to believe that no one had previous chronicled an implement so historically important and integral to the Iron Age became the impetus behind the creation of Anvils in America.
Mr. Postmanís thorough research has corrected much of the misinformation previously found in the limited published resources available.
More than a reference book, Anvils in America is a delightful chronicle of manufacturers, tools, and people integral to the development of the United States.
552 pages. Hardcover
Beautifully illustrated with over 300 photographs and over 500 graphics.