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  1. So this is my first post. I've read stuff from this website. Just finally decided to make my own account. So I was checking out some anvils a guy had. When I got there I had never seen so many 500+ pounders in my life. None of them were for sale of course except the arm and hammer. He was 4 grams for this thing. The brand is still visible. So is the serial number ect. The anvil was produced around the time of world war 2. When they were welding the waists. The only other arm and hammer i have found that was close to this big was a #527. (Found reading different forums on this website) and I fell in love with it. But 4 grand seems so steep. Opinions?
  2. Hello, new to the group trying to get into blacksmithing, i am a welder by trade. I have picked up two anvils one is a 63lb arm and hammer the other is i think a Columbus 97lb. I would like to know more about them. Say when they were made,if they are any good, any and all information you can give me would be appreciated.
  3. I recently inherited my grandfather's Belknap anvil. The serial number is either 87420 or 37420, anyone out there with a copy of AIA that could shed some light on the history? My family is from Louisville and the "knap" is the only identifiable part of the original logo stamp, so I assume it was a licensed A&H from the early 1900's. The edges are still sharp and the striking face is dead flat, I never knew my grandfather so I feel extremely lucky to have this piece of history connecting us.
  4. Hello everyone, I have been wanting to get into blade smithing for a while now and finally started buying the tools I need to make it happen. I found a guy in my neck of the woods who sells anvils so I bought a 220lb Arm & Hammer (see pictures) for $5 a pound. Let me know what you guys think. Was my investment worth it? I know there is a little pitting on the face of the anvil but from what I've read the pitting should smooth itself out during use. I'm looking forward to having a shop built and starting my new hobby. The serial number on the front of the anvil says 36744. The guy who sold it to me looked it up in his book and said it was made in the early 1900s. Any and all advice is welcome. I was told I could use a twisted steel brush with an angle grinder to remove the rust and then rub it down with linseed oil to make it pretty again. Please, let me know your thoughts and opinions. Thank you.
  5. Drove down into WV yesterday after this little guy, 123 pound Arm and Hammer. I am fairly certain it's an arm and hammer but it is a very early one. All of the markings except the weight stamp are fairly obscured including the last digit of the serial number . The serial number is either 363 or 368.... Best I can tell and it has a forged base with 4 handling holes and a flat bottom. Under the heel it is very rough you can see all sorts of fullering marks. He still rings like a bell from the feet to the tip of the horn despite it's ugly appearance, it has seen some heavy use but the rebound is the best I have ever seen, it even beats the larger hay buddens I have tested.
  6. I've recently taken my first weekend course and am very excited about blacksmithing, (it seems to be about all i can think about) and I'm lucky enough to have access to some old equipment. I really enjoy learning about the history of tools and want to research our anvil. It is marked "Arm and Hammer - Wrought Iron" (see picture below). From what I've read these were made in Columbus, OH and I'm wondering if anyone can lookup the manufacture date by the serial number? I think this should be in the Postman book "Anvils in America". The serial number looks like 17504. I'm not sure on the weight, I need to weigh it with the log (don't want to remove it) and see- it is smaller than the ones we were using in class though, maybe under 100 lbs. Thanks in advance for your help! Large Image Large Image Large Image
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