Hello All! My name is Zach and I am in search of an anvil. Started with Google. Saw one at The Old Threshers Reunion in Iowa last week and didn't jump on it because I couldn't make out the make or size, and the face and a decent crater in it, so I didn't want to jump the gun and make a foolish decision.
Online I found a variety of anvils. I'm gravitating towards Emerson or Scott, without the turning cams.
I have a welding background and would like to expand my knowledge of ironworks. Hope you all can point me in the right direction for this anvil! My wife would be happy if I could find a used one for less, but I'm finding that these are pretty hard to come by....And if I did find one that was used, am I inheriting and mistreatment that will be unknown until it's too late? Or do things like dressing the anvil correct non-structural issues like that?
Thanks in advance!