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 materials on the subject of anvils.
Finding it difficult
to believe that no one had previously chronicled an implement so
historically important and integral to the Iron Age became the impetus
behind the creation of this book. More than a reference book, Anvils
in America is a delightful chronicle of manufacturers, tools and
people integral to the development of our country.