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So I picked up this anvil that has "Norris" stamped on one side and what appears to be English stones stamped on the opposite indicating it is 114 lbs (1.0.2). I thought it must be a fisher Norris but no eagle and no "fisher". From what I have read fisher also doesn't use the old English weight system.
Wanted to share a recent acquisition with the group and get some opinions. I picked up a Fisher Number 2 20 pound anvil at the ABS hammer-in in Tulare last month on impulse, its a little torn up on the edges but for 20$ i couldnt just keep walking, so without further ado here are some pics :) The only markings i have been able to discern so far are the FISHER logo and big numeral 2 under the horn, and the letter A towards the base under the heel. there is a visible circle in the casting on the underside of the base, presumably where a sprue was cut off. Anyway, i picked it up to be a bench anvil for light indoor cold work on non-ferrous metals. to which ends, i need to clean up the horn and face and polish them. im not going to remove a lot of material, just shine them up, but i wanted to ask if there might be any significance or meaning (to the museum for instance) attached to it that might be larger than pressing it back into service. Thanks for looking!
I recently picked up this little beauty. From reading the forums extensively, I believe she's a Fisher Norris Eagle from around 1870. Other than the raised eagle emblem on the side, I've found no other markings. She is 105 lbs, face is pretty flat other than the obvious wear on the corners, and seems solid. Bottom surface is also flat. I have yet to put the metal to her, but the weather is improving and hopefully we'll get to know each other better soon. (I better stop, this is starting to sound creepy.) I know we have some very informed members and am hoping someone can confirm my beliefs and possibly answer another question. Is the groove on the underside of the tip of the horn a defect or a design feature? I can swear I've seen something similar before but have no idea what it would be suited for. Any other info you feel inclined to share would be appreciated as well. John