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  1. I recently came across a Hay-Budden blacksmithing anvil. I believe it's ~150 pounds. (There's a 1 -space- 52 stamped on the right side under the company name, etc.) Can someone please post a (complete) range of Hay-Budden serial numbers vs. manufacturing dates? I see several topics asking for the age of a particular serial number anvil, and thought this would be a good place for people to reference if someone has that information handy. I assume Anvils in America has that information available. If someone has a copy that they could look up that information, that would be great. I will post pictures of my anvil as soon as I remove some of the rust. Thanks in advance!
  2. Hiya folks, I just purchased a Trenton anvil and I’m trying to find out anything I can about it. I cleaned off several layers of paint and oiled it. I will attach images of all the markings I was able to find. Thank you in advance for any help!
  3. I just bought my father a "new" anvil for his birthday . I was wondering if anyone here could help me determine its age. From what I've read, I assume it's a Fisher because of the eagle emblem cast onto its right side. It has "225" cast onto one of it's front feet. I assume that is it's advertised weight. I weighed it at 230 pounds. "h65" is cast onto the back of it above the feet. There are no other numbers, letters, or symbols appearing on it. It does have mounting lugs with holes in them front and rear. Any info would be much appreciated . Thanks in advance . Doug.
  4. I found a Trenton anvil in a pile of junk in man’s front yard. I’d like to find out if anybody knows what these model numbers mean.
  5. Hey my step dad just gave me this anvil. Ive figured out its a trenton and weights 165lbs but i would really like to know the age. A 82685 or a 8268.5 im keeping it, but what are these anvils worth.
  6. Need help dating a H-B. It's a 171 lbs anvil the serial number it hard to read but looks like 810051. Any help is appreciated
  7. Hi all, new on I Forge Iron, recently my father and I got into blacksmithing, and we needed an anvil. All we had was a square block of iron. No horn or anything.. well anyways we picked one up off craigslist today and its in decent shape, minus the base. It looks like it was cut or broken at the waist, and a rod was welded to it, and drilled down into the stump its sitting on. The guy made a wood block to fit around the bottom. Anyways, the things has gotta be near 200#. It took us both to move it in and out of my truck with difficulty. Theres no name or weight on it, and its about overall 28½ inches long, 5¾ wide, the horn and table is about 10¼ long. Hardie hole 1¼ wide. Any ideas what is is, age, etc? Thanks. Any help or ideas that point me in the right direction for research would be greatly appreciated. Here's some photos...
  8. So I finally picked up my first 'real' anvil! Might have paid a bit much at 450 for it but been striking out for a good while and saving for that time too. Figured I could work with a little chipping and sway because it has decent rebound and ring (along with being a Trenton!). Could anybody help me with a general date? The only markings are on the side; the Trenton logo below the face, a faded solid wrought below that and a clear 147 below that. There could be a 1 on the other side. There is nothing at least that I could tell on the feet. I hit most of the surfaces with a wire wheel then waxed it but nothing showed up. Would this be an 'early' Trenton? Would love any other info if you're willing. I will post up some pics as well as the evolution of my anvils. It's comical in the addictive sense. Oh my first anvil is not pictured; think of 3/4 in angle iron that's 6 in long on a railroad tie and there you go. Thanks and happy hammering!
  9. So one of the neighbors decided to get into the Christmas spirit a little early this year. Turns out he had a grandfather who did some smithing on the farm and the old Hay Budden was sitting in the back of the shop collecting dirt and rust--till he decided to pass it along anyways. It's not proudly in my shop (even if the face is broken :-( ). The stamp on the side says Hay Budden Manufacturing Brooklyn, NY But no serial number on it. It weighs i would guess about 70 lbs. Anyone got any idea around when it was made? I'll try to post a pic later
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