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Wow, Jake, beautiful score. You don't see these very often even around here where austrian pattern is in use mostly.

As far as I know this pattern is the earliest among the austrian/steierisch family.

Have nice and long time to enjoy the company of that old lady!

Gergely

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May I say this in the kindest way possible---you dog! That's a Beauty!

​Thank You for the kind comments!

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Wow, Jake, beautiful score. You don't see these very often even around here where austrian pattern is in use mostly.

As far as I know this pattern is the earliest among the austrian/steierisch family.

Have nice and long time to enjoy the company of that old lady!

Gergely

​Thanks Gergely for the kind comments and the information on its possible origins.

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This is my great grandfathers anvil that I inherited when my grandfather passed away. It is a 150# vulcan brand anvil, with a horribly abused horn and corners, but still rebounds good and works good. 

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I'm feeling anvil envy again Jake! What a beautiful old lady. You lucky dog you.

Frosty The Lucky.

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Graeson: The horn may be beat up some but it's not what I'd call horrible abuse bearing in mind I don't use the horn that much. The edges don't look bad at all in the pic. If you find yourself in need of a horn you can make bics to fit the hardy hole in any diameter and taper you want. I don't think I'd do anything to the horn and maybe, MAYBE radius the edges if the chips were bad enough.

How about a couple better pics form say the upper right and one from the upper left so we can see each side and the edges. From what I can see in the pic I'd just put it to work, a little hot steel and hammer time and she'll shine right up.

Frosty The Lucky.

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This is my great grandfathers anvil that I inherited when my grandfather passed away. It is a 150# vulcan brand anvil, with a horribly abused horn and corners, but still rebounds good and works good. 

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What is the construction detail of the anvil stand? Simple frame? Plywood wrapped then the tongue and groove added to the sides or metal box? Sand filled?

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Thanks Frosty. I will get some more pics later today. 

Skitzboy: No, I am not that knowlageanle in anvil stands so I just made it out of 2x4s and then put 1x6s as decoration, along with the copper band for holding hammers. 

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Kooks like it was drilled into to me too; perhaps someone had to drill a lot of circular bands.  I have a Vulcan where the horn broke off due to casting flaws so I'd use the horn gingerly anyway.

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Boy, the horn has some interesting damage. It could be drill holes, maybe torch holes say an idiot was using it as a stand and piercing stock over it. Maybe might be corrosion damage though how that would happen would be a mystery. I'd need to be able to look in person to make better guesstimates. I think trying to rehab the horn would be WAY more work that it's worth. You'd spend as much as you would on another anvil. Cast iron requires special technique and rod to weld and that's a LOT of build up. I'd leave the horn as it is. Use it as a conversation piece, you could make up some really good stories about the super colorful character who did that WAY back when. Maybe Old Joe the Town smith ran out of plug tobacco and had to have something to chew. It could be fun even if not good to forge on.

The edges could use radiusing to limit damage further. Don't try squaring them up or flattening the face. Unless it has areas of delamination it looks perfectly useable as it is though a little dressing wouldn't hurt a thing.

Frosty The Lucky.

 

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Yes, I meant hardened, sorry. It is a relatively new one, the 15#, still with origional paint and not used very much, at least until I got it. The 150# was sitting in the back of a barn for the past 20 years or longer.

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No problem, the rest of the world uses "temper" as a syninim for "heat treat" but around here we quench to harden, heat to temper, lol. just like anything else, we have our own "trade jagen" its just that the rest of the world has adopted and corupted it. 

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I'd be tempted to take a flap disc to whats left of the horn. A few hours work and you could carve a new albeit skinny horn out of that. Could that be done to the cast iron gents? 

 

Andy

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That's pretty slick Charles I've never seen a rail anvil like that. How's it work?

Frosty The Lucky.

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That is a good question, lol i started a thread in anvils on the ongoing creation. I have built a bick like that and thiught... Hmmm. Niw I'm working in what to do to the other end. 

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I've been a long time lurker even before I made an account and it's time I share. 

Took forever to find an decent anvil for a price I was willing to pay. Which if I remember correctly was right around 200. 

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Just purchased this J Wilkinson Queens Dudley Anvil in a lot sale (I posted a pic of the coal forge looking for some help identifying in another thread).

It's marked 0-3-19  --> I'm guessing - 94#

Besides the chip in the face in the first pic - I'ts really in good shape imo. Ball bearing bounces very good on it. I've seen many pictures of these anvils with the tops warped from use - this one is fairly flat.

For my area this seems to be a rare anvil and I'm glad to have acquired it. Its smaller than a lot Queens Dudleys  I've seen posted, and will be portable and handy to have.

I'm going to go with a wooden  2x12 layered stand for this anvil and will post a pic after I finish it up.

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