I was offered this anvil from one of my dads patients. It was her fathers but he passed away a couple years ago. She's asking $295 for it but I think I could get it for $275.
It looks like it says "Tent, apr, 24, 1877" on the front end, followed by "FISHER" below that. From what I understand, fisher anvils are very sought after, is it worth it?
I'm not sure how heavy this one is but they said it's probably around 100lbs. I haven't seen it in person yet so all I have to go by is these images. but from what I can tell it doesn't have any noticeable cracks or chips and is described as being in good condition. What should I look for when I go to see it?
She's also selling the forge but she wants $450 for that and I figure I could probably build one for cheaper.