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Surprised no one had started a thread for the trustworthy Columbian anvil.

 

Cast steel, made by the Columbian Hardware Company in Cleveland, Ohio

I rarely run into a beat up Columbian it seems, tough anvil.

 

I had been using a 300# Columbian up until I found my A&H that I'm still currently using.

Always liked the anvil, and served very well.

But I just ran across this one that I couldn't let pass by for the price.  I'm guessing around the 375#-400# ballpark.

I don't have a scale that goes over 300#.  AIA has a Columbian Hardware ad that lists weights and dimension sizes, and this would fall nicely into that weight range.

 

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Here's when I picked it  up with a little water bottle rubbing looking for markings.

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After a good cleanup.

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The 300# Columbian in the back.

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Greetings Frog,

 

Ya sure can find em...    Sweet lookin anvil...

 

Forge on and make beautiful things

Jim

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what a great piece !!  sure makes my 2 post vise and flattening hammer a boring find over the weekend !! LOL !!

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My Columbian was my favorite anvil I have ever used and I have used the majority of common English pattern anvils available in the U.S. the ring is extremely loud but a nice bed of silicon caulk deadens the ring to FISHER levels. That plus a sturdy stump for a stand and the anvil did most of the work for me with its impeccable rebound. Great anvils. 

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That Lady is a Keeper!  Congrats of the find. Nothing comes Free there is a hitch to everything and rolling a 455 lb anvil over a cesspool has got to be one of them. 

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Found a 100 # Colombian on an online auction for $268.00 It looks like it has never been struck.  It cleaned up beautifully and rings like a church bell on Easter!

 

What a nice anvil to have  for my 2nd one.columbian 105.jpg 

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