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There is a list for other brands of anvils, why not Trenton?

Please post pics if you have

My "new" Trenton anvil is 168# from 1912
A108898

This is my first "real" anvil.

Phil

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My 200 lb. Trenton

Never have looked for numbers or stamps so I don't know it's age.



That's a great photo Chayancarrek! and just like me, it appears as though you have mounted yours on a fir stump :-)

Here's a picture of my well-used 178 lb Trenton. post-7386-12661656322097_thumb.jpeg
The numbers on it are pretty well worn, and all I could make out was 'A348'(the last digit possibly being a 3)
If anyone could give a quick look in the anvil book and tell me the approximate age, I would be most appreciative.

Thanks

Iain

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Thanks Mark!

That was a shot I took back in '2000 for some advertising work that I did for the biz.

I got my Trenton years ago from Jerry Cullberson at Old Cedar Forge in Allyn Wa.
It was my first "big" anvil and it's now my main workhorse.

The fir round is from a tree that I lost in a windstorm from my place in Vancouver Wa back in '96.

Well worn or not, your anvil looks ready to work!

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A3483 would be 1898.


Whoops, my bad...
I just went outside tilted the anvil up to get better light and hit it with a wire brush. It looks more like A346...
I don't know if that would make much of a difference...

Either way, thanks for looking it up for me :-)

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That wouldn't make any difference for the year. Anvils in America list 1898 as the first year of Trenton manufacturing anvils, with serial numbers 0 to approx. 4000 being built the 1st year. Nice anvil by the way.

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Oops! - sorry Iain, my last posting was in response to yours not Mark's!

That's what I get for just glancing at names as I'm "scrolling by" rolleyes.gif

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Larry, A27559 = 1902.

Do you have a pretty good collection of anvils to go along with all your power hammers? You have these 2 Trentons and you picked up that 400 pound HB a couple of weeks ago. I'm sure there are more around your impressive shop.

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Larry, A27559 = 1902.

Do you have a pretty good collection of anvils to go along with all your power hammers? You have these 2 Trentons and you picked up that 400 pound HB a couple of weeks ago. I'm sure there are more around your impressive shop.



As far as Anvils in use I have a 170lb HB, the 350 Trenton and a Nimba Gladiator I have had a lot of anvils and buy and sell quite a few but three around my one man shop 3 pretty well fills the bill for work.... I am not really sure how I ended up a "powerhammer guy" Probably just because I love the machines themselves... Regardless I usually have many more powerhammers than anvils...I have 9 hammers at the moment and another on the way... :)

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Because of my school, I have two 250# Trentons, and it is happenstnce that they both weigh the same. I got one from a retired machinist about 40 years ago, and the other about 3 years ago at an auto junk yard. I used the one as a personal anvil for about 35 years, and even though the two weigh the same, there are slight differences in dimensions. My personal one is 32½" long overall and has a 1" deep step. The other is 31¼" long and has a 7/8" step. The shorter anvil is a little blockier in the waist.

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here is my trenton, got it for making some brackets on a boat trailer. it was covered in industrial hammered green paint and bondo. they thought it was a junk anvil. i thought it is an anvil. then alittle cleaning and presto a trenton
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Trenton #1

Serial number 193841,
155lb born in 1928
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Trenton #2


Serial # is 188671
156lb made in 1925
And a picture:
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I just went and pick this little baby up today. Trenton 100 lb, made in the 20s I believe.post-23586-0-07870100-1328850303_thumb.jpost-23586-0-29498700-1328850281_thumb.j
After I cleaned her up a little is first, before is the second one

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This is my 131# or 151#. Can't make out middle digit and 20 pounds isn't worth me trying to weigh it ;) I think its from the 1920s.

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does anyone else have a crooked horn on their trenton? mine is a little crooked to the near side of the anvil if your horn is on the left.
or i would say a little to the right if you are looking at the horn

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I am sure a number of these have less than perfectly straight horns. They were made with an open die process under power hammers, and anvils also do deform from use. It is possible that a previous owner did hundreds of thousand parts on the horn, so it bent slightly. I am sure it is fine.

Sask, that middle one has a heck of a step to it!

Phil

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