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  1. I have a (what I think to be) Hay Budden anvil. I’m Interested in what it may be worth. It’s been sitting in a 200 year old barn out in Millville, NJ. It’s stamped 170 (I assume Lbs) has an upside down #1 stamp under the horn.(If your looking at the horn straight on it’s under the horn on the right) has a stamp A26296 on base. Bottom of anvil is not flat. Looks like it says Brooklyn where the name would be but I can’t make it out.
  2. I have a 138 pound hay budden anvil that I received when my grand father passed and I am trying to figure out the date it was made the serial number is bellow
  3. Hey gang, Finally bought my first anvil and I'm pretty psyched about it! It's a 173# Hay-Budden. I tested rebound with 1" ball bearing and it's ~90%. Serial# 18045. Anybody got any more info on this thing? Here are some pics (don't mind the giant stump, I'm going to resize it):
  4. Hello, I'm trying to get as much information as possible on a particular anvil. I did my best to take some images (which I've provided). I was hoping you all might help me identify as much as possible about it? Thank you in advance!
  5. 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
  6. My "new to me" anvil Hay Budden 1913 I'm pretty sure I paid too much for it, but I just fell in love. I've been looking for an anvil for a couple years now. (seriously about 3 months) I just got sick of using an old rail road splice plate. I paid 775 for the anvil. And I got a post vice that is in great condition for 75. Image link removed due to language. The original image size for EACH photo was 3.5 x 6 FEET (1 meter x 2 meters) and 45 megs. Images were reduced in size and inserted into directly into the post.
  7. I recently became interested in all this stuff and came across an anvil. It looks like a Hay Budden 125 pounds. It's fairly beat up. I dug it out of an old garage/workshop like I was on "American Pickers". It looks like the serial number is 19685. Could someone help me with the age of this thing and offer any tips for cleaning it up? I started using a wire brush on it but that's about it. I just got the thing home and I'm super excited. Any help would be amazing! Joe
  8. Hello, I have an Farrier's Hay Budden and I would like to know a little bit more about it. It is 218 pounds, 36'' 1/2 inchs long and the face is 3'' 5/8 inchs wide, it seems in decent condition and the serial is 204117. Rare type? desirable? Anyone can give me an idea of worth. Thanks JCdd
  9. Hello, I'm new to this site.But you were where everyone pointed to for reliable info. I was lucky enough to pick up a 100 lb. Hay Budden in great shape. I was trying to get help dating it. NOT for retail sale.I will die with this in my shop. A29364 is the serial number as best as i can read. the 9 and 3 are iffy.But it looks like 5 numbers.From what i can find it's early 1890's....? I really am interested in the history behind this anvil.Any help would be great for this noob. Thank you. Ben T.
  10. So I have a habit of doing a search for "anvil" and "blacksmith" on Craigslist and yesterday I got a real hit. The poster was asking for the barter of yard statuary for a 149 pound Hay Budden, a hardy tool and a hardy stake anvil (tin smith's I think). I put out every feeler I could to find a gargoyle statue but couldn't find one so I emailed and asked if they would take cash. Got a response that they would take cash but weren't sure what they could get for the anvil. I had a huge moral dilemma. The anvil is in amazing condition and it felt wrong to lowball so I offered $350 for the whole package tonight and I'm waiting for a reply now. I think my offer is more than fair. Debate...
  11. Hello, this might belong in Tailgating, but I am severely distracted at the moment: 163# Hay Budden, "$750 or make me an offer" This is exactly the anvil that I have been looking for, and in a good range for me to negotiate. Unfortunately, I don't want to stress my liquidity, and thus I must pass. Enjoy, Robert Taylor Mod note: Sales link removed.
  12. Video my son made of me showing off my Hay Budden Anvils. I have 3 HB, the largest is 448 lbs.
  13. To the forum, Looking for some assistance in identifying an old anvil and determining if it is "broken". I've posted once before here asking about two old anvils I owned. A fellow forum participant purchased one of the anvils from me for a museum, to which I am honored that the anvil found such a respected new home. I still have the other anvil (a nice old Hill anvil) on which I have hammered out a few small projects. But now I'm addicted to blacksmithing projects (not ready to claim I'm a smith yet, just a dabbler), but I also love to collect old tools. Recently I had the opportunity to buy an old rusty unidentifiable anvil and I jumped on it. I picked up a beaten up old anvil this weekend and spent the better part of a day taking a wire brush to it to clean it up. It was orange with rust and no clear identifying marks. After some time the words, "Brooklyn NY" appear on the side, leading me to believe this is a Hay Budden anvil, made in Brooklyn, NY. The anvil also exhibited many other Hay Budden characteristics such as random forge weld lines throughout the base and a "bubbly" bottom almost as if the mold was filled from the bottom. (see pics) What I am most curious about is the anvil's table or top. There is a unique ledge to the top with a semi circle shape to it. (see pictures) The semi-circle seems to be very even and centered which made me believe this was factory made. However I could not find another example of this online (google images, YouTube, etc.) I did find a YouTube video of a Hay Budden that had almost an identical top that the owner in the video said was "broken". What are the chances that Two Hay Budden's broke in a nearly identical fashion? See link to YT video here: I am consistently impressed with the wealth of knowledge on this forum, as well as the generous nature of those here to share that knowledge with a novice like myself. I will confess I do not plan on keeping this anvil, as I already have a larger one, and I have too many friends and colleagues looking for one, but I would like to get an assessment of its condition and know definitively whether the top is factory-made or damaged. I do buy and sell old tools to support my collecting habit and hobby, but more than anything I like bringing them back to life and to working condition and I've already done so with this anvil as it will soon be back in circulation. Thanks in advance for you help.
  14. Say hello to the newest addition to the family! She still needs cleaned up. Ring like church bell! It's the first hay Budden I've bought. Got a good price so I couldn't pass it up. Serial number 218974 D.O.B 1914. There's a couple of unknown stamps on it though. Anybody seen anything like this from the factory?
  15. I have a hypothetical question, if you were given a gift of up to $3000 to buy one anvil you don't get to keep the change or use it for any thing else just one anvil new or old what would you buy and brief reason why. I keep coming back to a nimba, but the centurion so I would be leaving money on the table, but a rathole, kolhswa and refflinghaus are very close, unless I could find a really clean monster hay budden, arm & hammer or Fisher. I like the idea of having a brand new anvil so I can create the history, plus it's a solid hunk of tool steel, and I like the design of the nimba and the striking area is huge. Plus it's made in America.
  16. well i went to the steam show today in Seagertown and decided to make my way over to the flea market. To my surprise there was this nice hay budden farriers(?) anvil. i probably paid little to much for it but i still ended up at around $3 a pound including gas to drive down and paying to get in so i dont think i did too bad. has great rebound and ring, was told it weighed 145lbs but im not entirely sure since i havnt put it on a scale yet and its pretty hard to read the markings on it.
  17. My son, 14 YO, enetered trade schools this past September and has gotten interested in metal fab (he's made some nice stuff at school): he asked if I could get him some basic metalworking stuff (anvil, etc.) and I was surprised at the prices when I started looking. I've done a lot of reading on the subject over the last several weeks and have gottens some ideas. I placed an ad in Craigslist for "Blacksmith Tools Wanted" and got a call this morning. Went to look and ended up with: Hay Budden (~250#) Peter Wright (1.1.24) ??164# Potable forge Blacksmith vise He threw in a generator (needs some engine work) and a cast iron kettle (for my woodstove). All for $400 (I bought a lottery ticket) He sold his house and needed to get rid of stuff: he liked the idea of a 14 y.o. using the stuff...there really are a lot of nice people left in the world.
  18. 118 lb Hay Budden recently acquired for the museum collection. The anvil is in great condition. I have not checked the serial number yet. Interesting that it came with a multi-slot half round swage that is saddle shaped, and fit this anvil perfectly. It even has a hole that will line up with the pritchel hole for a pin to drop in, keeping it from moving. I am wondering if it was made by HB for this anvil, or was an aftermarket addition. There are no marking that I can find on the swage.
  19. Picked up a 176lb anvil today from a local for $275. The edges are very good on it and the face is great too. The serial number is 135163. I was wondering when it was made and what the value per pound is. I will post pictures when I can.
  20. Just how lucky can one man be??? I mean, seriously?!? Less than one week after scoring the WONDERFUL Hay Budden Anvil (plus extras) that I shared in another thread here: http://www.iforgeiro...ay-budden-anvil I uncovered THIS one today!! And "uncovered" is the operative term: It's another Hay Budden - a 155 pounder - and even through the heavy scale, I can read the markings. This is the story of how I found it... I buy and sell antiques for a living. Today, I had occasion to be on a house call to look at some items that turned out to be of little consequence. While leaving the home with the owner, however, and walking down a pathway heavily bordered by English Ivy, I spied, peaking out from underneath the vegetation... the heel (and pritchel hole) of an anvil. After asking for permission to perform an inspection (and expending no small amount of effort to clear the ivy!), I pulled out what is shown above. The owner's response: "Hmmmmph! I had no idea THAT was there. I have no use for it, it's in the way. If you want it, take it - it's yours." Free. Nada. Zilch. Mine for the taking... As can be seen above, some of the ivy is still attached. It had been sitting there for goodness knows how long. Ants were crawling all around the back of my truck, and I didn't care. My prediction: it will clean up beautifully. I'm leaving shortly to go buy some lottery tickets. I'm feeling lucky :D
  21. I found a 150 lb. Hay Budden anvil on craigslist. It seems to be in fine condition minus some gnarly edges. How good do edges have to be for them to still be usable? The Seller wants $325. I would like to try and talk the price down. Is this a resonable deal?
  22. I found a hay budden 200+lb anvil, but it has 2 cutting tables. I'm new to blacksmithing, and I'm wondering what the purpose of 2 tables would be?
  23. 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
  24. I just purchased a Hay Budden anvil and would like some information on it. The best I can tell the serial number is 736144. It also has the number 35 on the opposite of the manfuacturer name. Any info on age, weight etc would be greatly appreciated.
  25. My brother in law and I went to my friends Marks house to get power hammer we are building, well brother in law is building, it's all welded, started at 10am got done 7:45pm. While we were there I went over to his anvil, which we thought it was a 149# Trenton, to our surprise Trenton turned into a 200# plus Hay Budden. The serial number is A29047, right under the horn, and Hay Budden Manufactering Company on the side of anvil, see photos.
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