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  1. Hey all. I finally got my hands on an anvil. Now need help to identify it. I don't believe it to be cast iron because the face rebound is spectacular using the ball bearing test (about 90%). And there's from what I understand "handling holes" on the ends under the horn and heal which seems to be from forging it. I will wire wheel it when it gets in my possession. Anyone know from the shape or style who made it? As a side note.. when tapping the horn it doesn't have a great ring. Overall a quiet anvil WITH awesome rebound. Thinking a Fisher? It weighs in at 128 lbs but has 130 stamped into it. No other markings are visible at this time
  2. Good Afternoon All, I have been looking for an anvil for a few months and finally talked to the right person. He had one sitting in his yard and it has been there for quite a few winters. He told me to come and take it away, as it was now too heavy for him to move. I went and picked it up last Saturday. The total length is 32.5". It's height is 12 3/4". I have not weighed it, but I would estimate 200lbs.There are no markings left on the exterior. I think they have all rusted away. It does have a great ringing sound when I tested it with a hammer and pretty good bounce on the face. I checked old pictures to try and find something that looked similar but nothing quite matched. Any comments would be appreciated. Any idea what brand it could be? Forged or cast? I plan to use it, and would like any suggestions as to what I should do to clean it up. Thanks in advance for sharing your knowledge...
  3. Hi. Have recently bought this anvil in the UK from an old collector who couldn't recall any specific history. I'm looking to find out any details in terms likely manufacturer or age. I chose this one because of the unusually wide face compared to the length. The position of the pritchel hole is also unusual bring adjacent to the hidden rather than the heel with what seems to be a cast slot running down the side of the anvil. The heel is interesting and is a separate component which can clearly be seen to have been welded on somehow. The metal of the heel contains the hardie hole plus is of a much smoother and harder metal type. The heel has a better ring when struck than the main face too so I wonder if it was manufactured like this or is a later high quality repair. Finally, the face seems to show signs of being a thick plate added separately during manufacture. The anvil has been outside for some time and unfortunately I can't see any weight marks or stamps of any kind. Has anyone seen an anvil liked this before, or have any idea of age or manufacturer? I would expect it to be British from what the collector said. I estimate it to weigh somewhere in the region of 1.5-2cwt. Thanks
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    Slavic anvil

    Old slavic anvil. Origin: Dnipropetrovsk region, Ukraine. Weight: 56 kg (124 lb).
  5. I have a old anvil that my goal of the week is to identify i took detailed photos to post and know the anvil is around 200 years old at least. i can make out some writing including England, and patent also hole is repeated multiple times the numbers 0 3 5 are on it which i assume to be weight measured in hundredths weight because it was made in england. but weirdest of all there is a picture of some type of animal on the side. Link to photos http://imgur.com/a/7Kiac#0 Any information is very appreciated Tim