Black Frog

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  1. Black Frog

    Age of this Arm and Hammer Anvil

    Very interesting weight stamp, the deeper markings are "81", and the lighter ones are "79'. A&H would often have their weight number spread out to each side of the logo, so 81 or 79 would be appropriate spacing.
  2. Black Frog

    New Anvil - Help me ID

    This is an ACME anvil stamped for Sears.
  3. Black Frog

    Trenton Auction Find: A3039

    138 is the weight in pounds. This is a very early U.S.- production Trenton anvil, made by Columbus Forge & Iron Co. in Columbus OH. Serial number is from first year of production for them, 1898.
  4. Black Frog

    New Anvil - Help me ID

    Columbus Forge & Iron Co, most likely marked Trenton. Many in this serial range were stamped for hardware companies. Please post a closeup of the other side of the anvil! Sometimes remnants of the logo stamp can be made out.
  5. Black Frog

    Anvil Identification Help Needed

    Oak, yours is the second style of logo stamp A&H used in production. They used several different styles of stamps through their history. Please post a picture of the serial number on the front foot under the horn.
  6. Black Frog

    Arm and Hammer IDentification

    Thank you, AIA doesn't have concrete dates for this serial range, anywhere from the late 1920's to the early 1930's.
  7. Black Frog

    Arm and Hammer IDentification

    Please post a picture of the serial number on the front foot under the horn!
  8. Black Frog

    Arm and hammer can someone date it?

    1912 ballpark according to AIA.
  9. Black Frog

    Arm and hammer can someone date it?

    ...looks like there's a leading "1" digit, and some other last digit to provide a 15k range serial number. That 15k range would be appropriate for that style of logo stamp.
  10. Black Frog

    Arm and hammer can someone date it?

    I don't have exact years, Postman's dates jump from 1901 to 1912. I have serial number ranges for each logo style that I've compiled.
  11. Black Frog

    Arm and hammer can someone date it?

    There are some missing digits in the photo, or worn away digits in the serial number. That logo stamp is not from the first year of production. That is the third style of logo stamp A&H used.
  12. Black Frog

    Milwaukee anvil

    I have these as well, sometimes colored in normal "Brooks Blue" paint. I know one I have is a perfect 28# with the Milwaukee tag. I believe they are normal Brooks anvil with an additional label badge.
  13. Lulian, yours is a later one with solid steel top half. Can you post a picture of the serial number on yours?
  14. Black Frog

    Trenton year ID?

    Thanks for the pics! Yes this is a quite early Trenton. The vertical "SOLID WROT" is typical of this early serial range. AIA indicated 1899 date.
  15. Black Frog

    Trenton year ID?

    could you post pics of the side logo stamp and also of the serial number?