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Picked up a 176lb anvil today from a local for $275. The edges are very good on it and the face is great too. The serial number is 135163. I was wondering when it was made and what the value per pound is. I will post pictures when I can.

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He also had an older kawalsa in the other shed that looked to be 80 to 100lbs that looked like it had maybe been used one time. The edges were sharp and the face immaculate what is a ballpark value for that anvil?

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According to AIA, that serial number anvil was born in 1907.  HB produced approx. 25,000 anvils that year.  Curiously, 1907 was also one of Fisher's most productive years.

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Any advice on how to decadent the ring this anvil will literally make you deaf.

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Any advice on how to decadent the ring this anvil will literally make you deaf.

Various methods have been reported:

 

1. Bed the anvil in silicon caulk on a wood stump.

2. Wrap a chain around the waist several times.

3. Put some strong magnets under the heel.

4. Wear ear protection.

 

Or my favorite:  Get a FISHER anvil.....

 

There are many more methods out there.  I am sure there will be many other ideas here soon.

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njanvilman: That's easier said than done for us regular folk. I think that herd you have is calling all their brethren home..

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I thought so as well I'm excited to start working with it. The anvil also came with a great old stump that was cut to size it just happens to be the right height for me.

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njanvilman: That's easier said than done for us regular folk. I think that herd you have is calling all their brethren home..

 

I wish.  FISHER produced over 500,000 anvils.  My collection is large, but not even .01% of their production.

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