The round metal badge on the side has the shape of an anvil stamped into its center. According to references, the anvil-shaped stamp was used by the Western Block Company of Lockport, New York. The reference not only had the stamp but also had Western Block Co." around the outside of the anvil-shaped stamp with a "12 PAT carved into the wood. The particular barn pulley in this listing simply has the anvil-shaped stamp with no wording and no patent information. Hence, this particular barn pulley predates September 4th, 1928 as that was the supposed date the patent was issued. Also, this particular barn pulley is incredibly well-preserved as most block and tackle barn-pulleys are covered in dust, rust, and/or worn out from doing the job they were built to accomplish. There are no breaks, deep cracks, loose sections, or repair places on this gorgeous Western Block Company barn pulley. There are some vintage wear, age, and rub marks on the barn pulley - mainly in the form of distress, wear, and age on the finish. The item "Antique Barn Pulley, Block & Tackle Western Block Blacksmith Anvil, Farm Tool" is in sale since Sunday, July 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Pulleys, Block & Tackle". The seller is "steinerbrothers" and is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This item can be shipped to United States.