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I've been attempting to setup a home smithy shop for 40 years.  When I was a young guy scouring the desert area around Mojave, CA with my buddies, I came across a repair shop at the Silver Queen Mine, just south of Mojave.  I remember popping my head in and saw several workers swinging hammers down on a bent glowing red rod, hammering it straight.  The anvil is what caught my eye.  28 years later, I was doing some work for oil companies in Bakersfield, CA and was reading a local classified and came across an ad for "an old anvil".  I called the number listed and arranged to see it.  The gent explained that he got it from the Silver Queen Mine blacksmith shop.  Needless to say, I paid too much and lugged it away.  I have moved numerous times and it always moved with me.  About 25 years ago, I purchased an unused cavalry hand crank portable forge blower with legs and a tuyere smothered in cosmoline. These items have also moved with me, in anticipation of setting up the shop.  Now, I am retired and am looking to find a home for the blower and tuyere.  The anvil is a lifetime keeper.

 

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Welcome, now don't rush into this craft, slow down and take your time. :)
Do you have any markings on that blower? I ask because I am gathering parts to an old calvery box I have and information is slow and hard to come by.

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