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#1 Hulagrub

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 05:56 PM

Is a #70 Fisher anvil, circa 1880's a good anvil? And if it is, what would be a reasonable price?
All the info, I amm getting from this from is greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Dave

PS Looking at the pix, under the horn and across the bottom it says FISHER, with a number 7 right above it.

#2 Timothy Miller

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 07:20 PM

If the anvil is not broken and the face is in good condition it is a good anvil. Fisher anvils were a quality brand.

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 07:30 PM

Is a #70 Fisher anvil, circa 1880's a good anvil? And if it is, what would be a reasonable price?
All the info, I amm getting from this from is greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Dave

PS Looking at the pix, under the horn and across the bottom it says FISHER, with a number 7 right above it.

a picture is worth a thousand words, this is my 400 pound fisher which I use alot in my shop

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#4 Hulagrub

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 07:31 PM

Wish I had a picture to post, but yours says alot!

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 05:38 PM

If I told you I had a car, it was a 4 door made by Ford in the 1960's and asked you how much it was worth---could you answer the question without know more details including, condition, mileage, style, location, etc.

Anvils are a lot like that, from what you have said we can say it's worth anywhere from about 10 cents a pound to $3 a pound.
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Posted 11 November 2010 - 08:05 PM

Tom, I know what you mean. Well the anvil passed the ball bearing test with flying colors. Not to beat up. So I took the leap of faith and bought it. It has the Fisher marking on one end, the end has a faint 1881 (year date, maybe), a supposed angel on the side.
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#7 njanvilman

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 05:30 AM

It has the Fisher marking on one end, the end has a faint 1881 (year date, maybe), a supposed angel on the side.

1881 was the first year FISHER put the dates on the heal of their anvils.

1880 was the first dated year, but the date was on the bottom.

Your "angel" is an Eagle. Fisher foundry was also known as Eagle Anvil Works.

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#8 Hulagrub

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 07:15 AM

Thanks!

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 08:36 AM

your anvil is in nice shape, you should do some beautiful work on it!
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Posted 12 November 2010 - 11:11 AM

Fine using shape! My main shop anvil is a 515# Fisher---I love the quiet!

I have a demo anvil that's a ringer to bring folks in; but I sure like going back to the quiet one in the shop.
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