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About njanvilman

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    Fisher & Norris Factory Museum Curator

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    Owner and Curator of the Fisher & Norris Factory Museum, containing all of the remaining artifacts from the Fisher and Crossley eras of anvil production. Also I have the most complete collection of Fisher products including the only existing complete collection of all sizes of anvils and chain vises. PM me to arrange a visit. All in the blacksmithing community are welcome.

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  1. 1941 Fisher, 60 lb. New to the Fisher & Norris Factory Museum. This anvil is in very nice shape.
  2. The display of 20/30/40 lb FISHER anvils continues to grow in the Fisher & Norris Factory Museum. There are now 58 anvils in these stacks.
  3. Is the pine stump going to be inside? Just mount your anvil and use it. The stump will dry out over time. Letting it sit will make no difference.
  4. That serial number puts it in 1901.
  5. Fisher & Norris Factory Museum recently bought an original Fisher anvil stand that held a broken Fisher anvil. The anvil was removed, the stand cleaned and painted, and a near perfect 100 lb Fisher/Crossley anvil installed. It joined this group of pristeen Fisher anvils on display in the Museum. This is what Fisher anvils look like when new. A few of these have never been struck. When the Museum contents get sold someday, the buyer of any of these anvils will be the first to ever use them. Four of these are 150 lb, two are 100 lb.
  6. The raised marks near the date were codes used in the foundry for quality control. They indicated the moldmaker, so if there was a problem with the anvil it could be traced back.
  7. Can you read the serial number on the front foot, on the left?
  8. Posting pictures of the numbers in questions and their location would help identify what they are, maybe.
  9. It is always difficult to say anything definitive from photos alone. But from the photos, it appears that you have an early Fisher, approx late 1850's. Straight horn on the underside. Your anvil was made in Trenton, NJ. Follow me here or at Fisher & Norris Factory Museum. Hopefully within a year, my book will be finished on everything Fisher, from their founding to present.
  10. Anvils in the Fisher & Norris Museum has come from most states East of the Mississippi, and a few from beyond that. EBAY can be your friend. The US Interstate Highway System is boring but efficient. UPS and USPS ship all over. I have rejected more pieces 3x over that I have. This started over 25 years ago. And in a few years, they will all be dispersed. A lot of smiths will be thrilled to get some of the pieces in the Museum. Some of the Fisher's are NOS, they have NEVER been struck. The person who buys them will be the first to ever use it. Just think if you could buy an Zero mile 1932 Pierce Arrow car today. Auction in Ohio yesterday had 50+ Anvils. EBAY has 50+ listed at any time. Work hard for a long time, save your money, and you too can have whatever you desire.
  11. 1963 B Mack pumper. Also have a 1968 Dodge Power Wagon Flat Fender Fire Truck. 9000 original miles.
  12. Part of my Harem @Fisher & Norris Factory Museum.......Never TOO many.
  13. It is an 1870's Fisher. Lots of wear. I would not go near that anvil.
  14. Your anvil is a relic of thousands of hours of use. There is no flat surface left to work with. You might want to retire your family heirloom, and look for a better one.