czarjl

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  1. I decided to repair the horn. The anvil was absolutely usable before but since I plan to have this anvil forever I went ahead and fixed it. I cleaned out the cut and welded with 6013 rod. I was surprised at how clean of a weld I got (was expecting a lot more slag). I then used a hand file and 120 grit flap disk to clean up my welds and the tip. Was just about to fire up the forge but it started to rain, so dragged it into the garage and gave it a coat of BLO. Thank you for the info on the production date and all the advice.
  2. Thank you for the info, I somehow didn't realize that the horn was wrought iron.
  3. Thank you for the confirmation that it is a Trenton and the advice on carnauba wax. Now the question is how to weld up the torch cut in the horn (no other welding). From what I have read, it looks like I should preheat the anvil to 350-400F then weld. But what rod for on the horn? Also got a base made. The chain and bolts are what I found in the garage, the bracket I made.
  4. I received my grandfather’s anvil that I plan to use. Family lore has that this came from the Buffalo ship yard and was used for making / cutting chain. After some cleaning up with a wire brush and a lot of reading on this forum, I think it’s a Trenton. I know it weighs 200 pounds (checked with a scale) and the best I can make out the serial number is 162013 or 182013 (it was very hard to get a decent pic that showed the stamping). if someone would be kind enough to verify its make and to let me know about when it was produced, I would be very appreciative. The face and horn have a lot of chisel marks and the horn has what looks like a deep torch cut. I know better than to grind the face and I think it will clean up with use. My concern is what should I do (if anything) with the horn? My initial thought is to fill the hole with weld but before doing that, I thought it might be better to ask for guidance. I’ve used it a little bit on a make shift stand so I think I have it at a height I like. So, my next step its more cleaning, coat it with boiled linseed oil and build a nice stable stand to mount it. Thank you, Joe