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Name that wrecked self contained

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That hammer anvil base would be great for heavy hammering.  Its a bit wide for general use, but it must weigh in at 1500+ lbs.

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The die is not that large(probably about 125lb or less) so I’m not sure what the gross weight is for the entire package. Depends on how much of the sow block or whatever it’s called is below grade. I’d love to incorporate it into an old school trip hammer but there’s no way they’d risk the liability for the relatively small sum the stuff is worth.

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Humphrey,

 

Its ironic how an industry that was capable of making all manner of useful tooling, orchestrating an unrivaled industrial revolution and winning two World Wars of gruesome proportion was in the end sold out by the next generation for its scrap value.  I'm reminded of the quote from the movie Wall Street, "greed is good", truly a sad commentary.

 

Peter

 

I once worked for an International Manfacturing Concern, engaged in the manufacture of Electrical Wire & Cable, ... that routinely bought out competitors, ... dismantled their Factories, ... and destroyed the Machinery.

 

Their rational for this, was that there was "too much" Global Manufacturing Capacity in that Industry, ... thus driving down prices.

 

 

 

 

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the photo opportunities in that place!!! what a wonderful space, even without the tools... fantastic photos humphrey :) i want to go in there too.... hope you find out the info you want.

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No one has identified the maker yet. Here are several more photos if it helps.

 

The anvil looks like of Bradley manufacture to me, so does, what looks like, the treadle bar counter weight.

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Supposedly Beaudry made a self contained, never seen one thou.  And Boston is very close to Eastern Massachusets (wink).

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Not a Bradley. The anvil on a Bradley has 3 flat sides blending into a half round on the side that mates with the hammer. Also, Bradleys use a double wedge system on the dies, not the single wedge system on the anvil in question. Most likely this was a Nazel or Chambursburg, though I'm sure there are other options to choose from.

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Thanks guys -- I looked at images of power hammers on Google and it appears that it was a Nazel based on the casting remnants at the end oposite the anvil. Tragic that it was broken up!

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The two semi circular remnants/bosses/chipped divots on the part separate from the anvil look like they could have been the round lugs with the swedged ring that hold together the top and bottom castings on a Nazel.  

 

 

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