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  1. The buyer is an older guy not a young kid. The buyer claimed to eBay in a phone call they made to him because he wouldn't respond to them or me through email, that he is an "anvil expert" and that it is a fake, counterfeit, or reproduction because as they put it to me "he knows so". He bought the anvil based on twelve great clear pictures and a perfect, long, and fully detailed description and the anvil is exactly as it appears and as it was described. An eBay representative told me he probably had buyers remorse and needed a way to get his money back and used a fraudulent claim to do so possibly to purchase another item. But even so they take the word of the buyer. Two out of every three anvils I sell are in person but I do also ship many all around the country and I have never had one problem in all the years of doing so.
  2. I don't want anyone to get in trouble for offering their legal opinions. I am hoping that other people will reinforce its authenticity and see if other people have had a similar or know of a similar situation. I know exactly what the anvil is and that it is authentic but even so I contacted Josh Kavett owner of the Fisher-Norris Anvil Museum right after this unfolded, sent him pictures of the anvil, and he also confirmed its authenticity, there are no fake, counterfeit, or reproductions out there, along with reafirming that no Fisher anvils ever did or ever will ring. Even with my knowledge of them and Josh's overwhelming knowledge of them it didn't seem to help when it came to one guy making up a lie about an item. My hope is that with attention brought to this anvil and matters like this it will keep people informed and honest and not allow it to happen to someone else.
  3. I had to clean it in order to sell it. It was covered in dirt and some old blackish paint including a large splash or drip of white paint when I got it. I couldn't even tell the condition prior to clean it. Besides I have to clean almost all my anvils because that's how most people want them, clean and ready to use or if they want wire wheel to a shine.
  4. He did return it after I fought with eBay to have him do so but I lost a couple hundred dollars in the process with shipping and selling fees since the buyer said it was fake, counterfeit, or reproduction. EBay claims that fake or counterfeit items need not be returned to seller even though a full refund takes place and they state that the buyer should discard or destroy the item and once an item is considered fake or counterfeit seller fees do not have to be returned to seller. The guy knew exactly how to work the system, he would never respond to my messages through eBay and he knew a fake, counterfeit, or reproduction case would work to get a refund. Probably hoped it wouldn't have to be returned too. No paint or sandblast. Fine media cleanse and completely bare metal ready to finish any way someone wants.
  5. I recently sold this very early Fisher 74-pound anvil on eBay to a buyer in West Virginia. The buyer received it just as it was described and pictured but decided they wanted to return it so they claimed that it was a fake, counterfeit, or reproduction so that eBay would force a refund. It is obviously not a fake, counterfeit, or reproduction, especially since no one has ever made one. The buyer is just stupid or had buyers remorse and couldn't think of any other way then to lie to force a refund. Doesn't he know Fisher anvils do not ring, ever! I even presented documentation along with contacting Josh Kavett to get his stamp of approval on its authenticity but the buyer still claimed it was fake and eBay sided with him.
  6. By the looks of how the Hardie tool is made it appears that someone that owned the anvil during its life made the tool themselves to go along with anvil. And obviously the anvil nor the tool were always decorated. The anvil shows signs of use in person.
  7. It will be right at home there:-)
  8. It is both, mine and also the one advertised. I agree definitely not many left out there.
  9. This was the Hay Budden (actually 111-pound) Stuart mentioned previously.
  10. 1962 Fisher "Crossley" era 100-pound (NOS) never used
  11. It's a little big and heavy for a paperweight and since the tool company that's name appears on this anvil was known to manufacture and sell tools and equipment on small scales for the hobbyist market (especially very small lathes) I suspect this was another product in their tool line.
  12. Possibly a salesman's sample but since it has an actual weight marking and is a lot larger then most of the typical advertising and salesman sample anvils I suspect that it is a very small anvil that was sold.
  13. I thought it was pretty neat also but I have yet to find another one like it for more information.
  14. I am looking for more information on and if anyone else has seen another one of these small G.M. Co. Mfg. Co. - Long Island City, N.Y. - 4 pound anvils? It has the following dimensions a: 6-1/2" long heel to horn tip, 3-1/4" height, 3-7/8" x 1-1/4" face, 3" x 2-5/8" base foot corner to foot corner, and a 7/16" Hardie hole. It weighs 3.90 pounds and is marked with a number 4 near the base. It appears to be made by or like a Badger anvil. This particular one was obviously hand painted and decorated and also has a Hardie tool.