Mike Bukraba
Hey there folks I just picked up an anvil in Victoria Australia that is stamped with G 3 2 7 and has possibly an AD above that stamping (but very faded) and is quite rough cast. image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg I'm perplexed as to what brand it could be and if anyone has any suggestions as to who the maker could be I'd be very interested.
Kindest regards, 
MB
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Ferrous Beuler
Looks to be of British manufacture. With no maker mark it may be impossible to positively identify the source. It has older style feet but also a shelf which may further stymie an accurate date. There were some 200 makers of anvils in England in the 1800s. Good luck, anyway it is certainly a nice anvil. Nevermind so much the maker, just put it to work!
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jmccustomknives
I'll second Ferrous, it is English.  Probably from the mid 1800's - 1870.  The numbers are 0 3 and 27 which is the way the weighed these.  The first number is equal to 112 lbs (yours is a 0).  The second is 1/4 112 or 84lbs (28 x 3) the last 2 digits are actual pounds, which is 27.  So the weight of the anvil when it was made was 111lbs.  The second thing, these aren't cast but are forged from wrought iron with a tool steel top plate.

The problem with English anvils from that period is they all look alike.  Probably due to guys starting with one foundry, quitting and taking the patterns to start their own foundry so without a foundry mark which is usually on the opposite side of the anvil from the weight it's near impossible to tell who made it.

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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Skarzs the Cave Troll
I think it would be easier to say what brand it isn't. 

There are more than a few anvils out there that have no maker mark, or are so unique they seem to be the only one of their kind.
I guess you can be proud to have a unique and rare anvil, and just name it yourself! 
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Mike Bukraba
Thanks some interesting info guys
thanks for your knowledge!! I'll be putting her to work very soon (as soon as I've got my workshop extension finished) and might make a pattern
of this one in my "blacksmith shop in a box" project! See my topics started if interested in that. But if anyone by some random chance knows by looking at it please let me know. I thought that the --- symbols might have been an indication of something that could be pinned down. I'm very surprised to know that it's THAT old!!
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jmccustomknives
Put it to work, you'll get another lifetime out of it if you take care of it.  I've got two from the 1840's, one is in bad need of a restoration.  If I can remember to do it I'll document the restoration.  

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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