Sunday, October 08, 2006

What Is It For?

Bert found this little object in one of the sheds. It's like a miniature anvil. Anyone know what it might have been used for? We thought it might have been used in making jewellery. It is around 4 inches high.

9 comments:

Mr Bolan said...

'Tis upside down. It is actually a boot-scraping-cleaning device.

Nelly said...

Mr Bolan - I'm afraid that when I put your suggestion to Bert his reply was,

"That's a load of keek."

Mr Bolan said...

Note to self: Try harder at the old humour.

The Swearing Lady said...

It looks like a modern art machine gun.

But it probably isn't.

Nelly said...

I've got two sisters make jewellery. I'm expecting their calls any moment now.

beowulf said...

Beakhorn anvil, for silversmiths? It's a little light under the face though and a tad rough on the horn.

Nelly said...

Maybe it's all worn out and roughened from cleaning big farmer's boots?

beowulf said...

I sounded like I knew what I was talking about there.

Nelly said...

On one side is stamped - DYER & CO. LONDON

THe other side is unreadable apart from REG. APP- a---