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Great Explanation Of Anvil Numbering


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Old 08-12-2018, 08:46:03 PM
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Skip ahead to about 13:15 in video
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https://youtu.be/Yocq4iyD0Qk

To address those with slow connections:

Three part number; 1 2 22
1st number is "hundred weight" times 112lbs.
2nd number "quarter weight" times 112/4 or 28 lbs. Never to exceed 3.
3rd number "pounds" Never to exceed 27.

So 1 2 22 = 112 + 56 + 22 = 190 lbs.
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Fascinating! Would have seemed so much simpler to just stamp 190 on the side of that anvil.
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For the same reason we have feet and miles instead of meters and kilometers.
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Default Re: Great Explanation Of Anvil Numbering

This. of course, is the British "Hundredweight" system. Usually, the individual digits are spaced apart more than you would see if you simply typed "123" with no spaces in between.
Since there ARE anvils around that use the weight system that we use in the USA, you may have to look close to tell the difference.

Confused?
Example:

1 2 3
Probably hundredweight,
112 + 56 + 3 Then total = 171.

123
Probably USA system,
123 pounds.

Of course the easiest way to tell is if the third number is greater than 9, since, as mentioned earlier, that digit can go as high as 27.


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Now how many "Stone" is that. The Brit's can screw up anything! That said half my family is from the U.K.!

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