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Hay Budden, new to the museum

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118 lb Hay Budden recently acquired for the museum collection.  The anvil is in great condition.  I have not checked the serial number yet.

 

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Interesting that it came with a multi-slot half round swage that is saddle shaped, and fit this anvil perfectly.  It even has a hole that will line up with the pritchel hole for a pin to drop in, keeping it from moving.  I am wondering if it was made by HB for this anvil, or was an aftermarket addition.  There are no marking that I can find on the swage.

 

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That's a great idea for a swage block!  I'll have to move that up to the top of the list of 'to do' projects....

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Greetings Josh,

Sweet lil HB ... You sure know how to find them .. I guess this means that I wii have to buy another lantern... Don't know if I like the idea of a large swage on the face of the anvil flop rattle and bounce.

Forge on and make beautiful things
Jum

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The swage block covers about half of the face, and is a perfect fit.  It does not rattle or bounce.  The hole in it lines up perfectly with the pritchel hole, and a bolt can easily be dropped in to keep it from moving.  I was wondering in it could have been a factory item, since the fit on this anvil is so good.   It probably weights about 10 lbs.  I will get an exact weight tomorrow.

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