BCROB

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    has nice flow to it , well done
  2. Metal 99 is a very intelligent individual...........when in doubt take his advise !!
  3. hey neighbor, if you don't buy it let me know............. ;)
  4. thanks for all the tips , picking up my 50lb Mayer on Tuesday...
  5. I like it !! keep it raw like that , not great knives but great novelty items , I sell quite a few , nicely done !!
  6. Deal of the week for sure......would of snapped that up in a heartbeat , good for you !!
  7. Love your style Robert , nicely done
  8. Brother Yates......a nice clean piece , very we'll done indeed
  9. Nice Darren .....good clean work
  10. Anvils in America is a great book to have..........support the cause and put it on your wishlist , most of this info is in there...........enjoy your new anvil it looks ready to go to work !!
  11. check out my Trenton post recently Viking to compare , mine is German $2 lb is very fair in my opinion , offer him $200 cash and go up if necesary, I'll bet ya $250 buys it and you'll be smiling all the way home..........nice find
  12. sway is fine , nice for straightening blades and other things , grab em both quick , both pieces will serve you well for a long time !! hopefully they are still there for you in the morning !! nice find......
  13. ..........blacksmith or not I would be thrilled finding my dad's anvil stash of 40 years !! a light wire brushing as been mentioned and a beautiful keepsake in memory........ ;) if you need the cash that's a different story, it'll fetch you some cash but just knowing it was dad's is of way more value......to me that is
  14. lotsa lookers but not many replies.......I had a look for you but there is very little info on this anvil in Anvils in America 115lbs will serve you well , hammer away !!
  15. will serve you well for a very long time !!
  16. .......was sent to me today for clarification, interesting read Source is Anvils in America by Richard Postman, supplemented by correspondence with Mr. Postman. Although they look very similar, there are two distinct brands of Trenton anvils, one produced for Hermann Boker and one produced by the Columbus (OH) Forge and Iron Company (CF&I). H. Boker is connected to the Boker family business in Germany, which produces fine edged items. He is believed to have either an interested in or have been a broker for the Trenton (NJ) Anvil and Vise Company (TA&V) and had a wrought-iron bodied, steel plate top anvil made in Germany with Trenton stamped on it within a flattened diamond. These are circa 1860-1898. (Anvils stamped H. BOKER are also his responsibility and were also likely made in Germany. These are believed to be prior to 1860. It is possible he began an association with TA&V about then and had the logo stamp simply changed from H. BOKER to TRENTON.) Typically these German Trentons can be recognized in having a flat base, the weight is usually stamped below the logo, there is no serial number on the front foot, most have flats on the front and back feet like a Peter Wright anvil, but more pronounced, and those made between circa 1896-1898 will have the word GERMANY stamped either on the side or on the front foot. In general, overall shape is just a bit different than the American Trenton, particularly the front and back feet. It is believed when CF&I began producing anvils they hired Mr. Boker due to his knowledge of anvil production and marketing in the U.S. It is speculated he suggested to them (or may have sold them the copyright) they use the name of Trenton since it was already an established anvil brand. Had they not used Trenton, likely their anvil brand would have been BUEL or INDIAN CHIEF (such as used on their post vises).
  17. I was able to find this clip style anvil in AIA but it was only shown in a brochure , couldnt determine why the weight it placed near the bottom , does anyone know ? not that it matters just wondering if it differentiates it from other Trentons style is all from what I understand the weight is usually located in the middle of the waist or just slightly higher........ doesn't make any difference to me just curious ........... I went to look at a PW yesterday and came home with this instead......nice rebound and ring @ $1.60LB I'm very happy with this anvil
  18. interesting Mike , may have to have a closer look at mine now !! heading to Castlegar next week sometime , let me know if your home for a coffee on my way through !!
  19. .....sounds like he was a well respected person...............thoughts and prayers to his family and friends........rest in good peace Tim
  20. likin the looks of your new girl !!! nice find there for sure Rob W
  21. cool..............then I have the 3rd , and probably the smallest one , its 17lbs with a very very very faint marking on the table , anvil on the right of picture......
  22. a fine score ! congrats..........