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KJack48230

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About KJack48230

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    Grosse Pointe, MI
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    Photography, Woodworking, Forging... of course!

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  1. After doing some info digging and extremely close examination of this anvil it appears that this one hasn't seen any use. There is an ever so slight convex shape to the top plate which by all accounts was Peter Wright's attempt to reduce the swaying effect from heavy use. I wonder if this was a display for a store for most of it's life. You would think they would use a small one as a display.
  2. That makes perfect sense! I'm thinking anyone under the age of 40 may have to Google that! LOL!
  3. Hate to say it but just north of 2G's. Impulse buys are the worst but I've never seen one so clean.
  4. Dropped of an anvil to a guy in Ohio who bought it off eBay and saw all of his other stuff. Saw this one and couldn't leave without it. It looks as it was never used, good ping and nice bounce!
  5. It's a shame we can't figure out the age. Is there a guide out there that could help?
  6. Yes there is, you have to look very closely but its there. The more I look at it the more I love it. I'll probably get rid of my other one's except my 205# Peter Wright. I think 2 200+#er's are enough.
  7. Thanks, it just didn't feel right to take off metal that was put there over a hundred years ago.
  8. Good afternoon gents. Today at lunch I went to see a 340+ lbs Fisher anvil I was planning on purchasing but instead saw this and bough it instead. He thought it could be a very early example of a Peter Wright but because of the overly pitted surface from most likely decades of outside exposure there is no outwardly signs of who made it. The weight markings are still visible as you can see so I'm hoping by the shape and style of the markings maybe it can be clues to the maker. The numbers dictate that it's 221 lbs and I'll confirm when I put it on the scale when I get home, it does feel li
  9. Hello, not sure where to put this topic so I guess I'll start here. Please direct me to another if it's available. I live in Grosse Pointe and would like to get some formal training before I kill myself. Any suggestions? I thought of on-line but having an expert on hand would make me feel a LOT better. Thanks in advance.
  10. Thanks for the input, I'll be working on it this weekend and post some new picts afterword.
  11. I was thinking that as well, use the chips as rads. Can you suggest how I should clean it? it has some rust on it and would like to remove it and coat it with something to keep it nice. Thanks.
  12. KJack48230

    First anvil

    Amazing picture, do you do photography on the side as a hobby? Nice anvil. I don't think anyone is going to walk in and steal that but you can never be too safe!
  13. Yup, scored this from that craigslist. Ended up giving him $250. Almost had him taking $200 but I started to feel guilty so I said $250 and he jumped on it. I was amazed that it was still available, it was on craigslist for almost two weeks. When I was on craigslist for other things I just tossed in anvil to see what popped up and up came this beauty. I threw out an email half expecting it to either say sold or no reply. When they said it was still available I moved like my a$$ was on fire. I am not sure of the second digit, it looks as if only the bottom portion of the number made it's mark,
  14. Here are a few more pictures, there was a limit to how many you can attach. Also, the guy through in the solid Hickory Stump too, that weight over 70# itself. Oh, I don't know if it showed up in the pictures but this had 128 stamped on it and it does weigh about 128#.
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