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1891 vulcan 150 lb. anvil - $150

 

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Would this be a forged anvil that rings or cast iron?  Does it look serviceable for a first anvil?  I already have a harbor freight 55# and suspect it is a poor anvil.

Thanks,

Jonathan

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HF #55 is a footstool, or a cupholder.  1$/lb is a very attractive price for an anvil, if its not beat up or otherwise unfit for service.  that one looks like it has seen a long service life, but from the one pic it would probably still outlive you.  the now chamfered forners at the cutting table are not much of a loss, and square corners can be swapped in on a hardie tool as needed.  definitely ask for more pics, especially of the far side under the heel, might be my imagination but it looks like that rear right (from the one pic perspective) foot may have been broken off.

 

IIRC Vulcans are cast and are relatively quiet, but I don't think I have worked on one in person yet.

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Vulcans: cast iron body with a thin steel face; Quiet anvil, not for heavy work. Do NOT grind or mill any of the face off!

 

Great step above a HF, great step below a PW, HB, Mousehole, Trenton, A&H, etc.

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That may just be a white mark as it looks to have the amount of drop top the cutting table I would expect from the face of a Vulcan.

Needs to be checked though.

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