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#1 lloe01

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 01:34 PM

It is approximately 16" high with a 13"X16" base. It has a 5 3/4"X24" face, 15 1/2" horn and 1 1/2" hardie hole.

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The previous owner says 250 pounds, I say 350 or larger.

my daughter says it has the number 186830 or 186930 on the front.

She lives in San Antonio where the anvil was. I live 600 miles away and will go pick it up on July Fourth holiday.

Woohoo!

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 02:07 PM

If it were a hay budden, it would be between 350-450 pounds according to the 1914 catalog. Here's a link to it on this forum. Hay buddens had a serial number on the front left side. It's a keeper!

http://www.iforgeiro...ue-from-191415/

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 02:14 PM

If it were a hay budden, it would be between 350-450 pounds according to the 1914 catalog. Here's a link to it on this forum. Hay buddens had a serial number on the front left side. It's a keeper!

http://www.iforgeiro...ue-from-191415/

Thanks, I will keep that as a reference!
Right now they are still trying to figure out how to get it into the back of the truck. :)

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 02:39 PM

An easy way to get it in the back of the truck, if you don't have a way to lift it, is to set up a 2 X 12 ramp and just carefully walk it up the ramp. That's how I loaded and unloaded my 250# Trenton. Worked great. WOW!! What a score!! Congrats!! :)
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:22 PM

An easy way to get it in the back of the truck, if you don't have a way to lift it, is to set up a 2 X 12 ramp and just carefully walk it up the ramp. That's how I loaded and unloaded my 250# Trenton. Worked great. WOW!! What a score!! Congrats!! :)


They started to do that and the ramp broke. Now they are thinking about come along and chain and finding a real ramp.

Added later: Ok, it finally made its way to my daughters house.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:27 PM

stiffen the wooden ramp by gluing/nailing a 2X4 vertically to the center underneath......

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:39 PM

I have 3 HB's in the shop and my largest, slightly over 300 pounds, has these measurements: 12.5" high; 11.25 x 13.25" base; 5.25 x 20" face; and 15.5" horn. All I can say is, "You've got a heap big anvil!" Good for you.
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:16 PM

go rent an engine hoist, its cheap and easy

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 05:55 PM

go rent an engine hoist, its cheap and easy


That is brilliant!
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 10:28 AM

An easy way I loaded my 300# Fisher 4 times in the last year due to moving was I got 30 or so 2' 2"x6"'s etc from my Dad's scrap pile.
Walked the anvil onto the first 4. 2 ea laid side by side then rocked it onto the heel side feet. Added a 2"x6" under the feet and repeated until it was high enough to walk right into my trailer.
Easy as pie.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 02:19 PM

Heck, that is pretty good too.
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 03:47 PM

What does the bottom look like? Also is the underside of the heel smooth or faceted? To my eye that anvil might possibly hail from Columbus OH and not Brooklyn NY.

Either way a top notch anvil (I've got both kinds and use them both!)
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 07:16 PM

What does the bottom look like? Also is the underside of the heel smooth or faceted? To my eye that anvil might possibly hail from Columbus OH and not Brooklyn NY.

Either way a top notch anvil (I've got both kinds and use them both!)

I will have her take a look.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:28 PM

My bet is it is not an HB. The base it too smooth Hay-budden bases were made out of scrap iron forge welded together they often have a lot of texture and sometimes even visible voids. It looks like it could be Trenton or an arm and hammer.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:44 PM

Going by the serial numbers, and according to Anvils In America, for Trenton both numbers were born in 1924, and both numbers for HayBudden were from 1911. :)
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 09:34 PM

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What does the bottom look like? Also is the underside of the heel smooth or faceted? To my eye that anvil might possibly hail from Columbus OH and not Brooklyn NY. Either way a top notch anvil (I've got both kinds and use them both!)


They had glued carpet to the feet

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:56 PM

Looks like a Trenton.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:30 AM

Yub definitely not an HB with a depression on the bottom like that!

The carpet was a laugh though, guess with the paint and carpet it was a decorator piece used inside the house...
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:50 PM

You mean I might have saved it from a life of luxury?
I didn't get my daughter to try the ball bearing test on it. Hopefully that will be good or it may go back to being a coffee table :)

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:47 PM

Ok, it looks like it says "Tre" inside a diamond, but can only see the left portion of the diamond. It has several coats of paint on it and has filled in a lot that might be able to tell me what it is. But It is probably is a Trenton

I tried a big ball bearing on it and it rings incredibly loud!

So, I will try to remove the paint when I get it home next Wednesday. Then I can see the weight and serial number.

Woohoo!




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