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180# Arm & Hammer with 220# cast iron stand

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Picked this anvil up for $250 including the stand, 6 nice pairs of tongs, a cross pien hammer and 4 steak turners.

A former co-worker saw it and asked the customer if she would sell it and he gave me her number after she said yes.

I told her $1 a pound would be a "family" price, and that most anvils like this go from $2-4 a pound. She talked it over with her sons and decided $250 was my price.

I'm looking forward to forging on it this weekend.
I believe it has slightly better rebound than my 150# Fisher and equal to my 300# Fisher. Hopefully bedding it in some caulk helps the ring. I'm spoiled with my Fishers quiet thwack.

Here is her husband some years back. She said he was a smith on a historical farm in New York in the sixties. She forgot the details.

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That anvil has one of the strongest Arm & Hammer brand marks that I've ever seen.  Nice piece!

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Saying "good score" is a serious understatement. You a lucky dog! Good on ya for cluing the lady to it's actual value, it's good karma for sure, no guilt for great deals following those rules.

 

Frosty The Lucky.

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I really love the inclusion of the pic of her husband. It's a great looking anvil and good to hear that you let her know the fair pricing.

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