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The big anvil purchase (9) *pic heavy*


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I finally convinced another anvil hoarder to let go of his collection.  I am all about a colonial anvil and I got two including a continental bick!  The images show 9 anvils, short railroad iron, a nice working forge, a 16#hammer and two railroad hammers!  Two anvils are PW(168&208) one Hay Budden, two Vulcans, two cast STEEL 55#ers, a 160# colonial with FOSTER on front, and a 31# continental bick!

 

As for the 160# FOSTER colonial, does this redefine what we know about William Foster anvils?  Thus far we assumed William Foster's father made anvils under the name FOSTER with an anchor marking underneath.  This short stubby horned anvil dates to the 1780s, making it possibly the oldest known Foster marked anvil.

 

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Anvils are heavy so I fully expect picture . . . HEAVY posts about such good scores! Bunch of history there, sure wish they could tell tales.

Frosty The Lucky.

I agree Frosty if only they could talk......what a great find , congrats and give your wife a hug from all of us for the inside photos !!!

LOL or does she even know yet ??

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Oh she knows!  I have been talking about getting this particular deal for two years.  She does not like anvils in the house but for now it is my only option!  Now that I know that I specifically want to collect colonials I can begin to trade some of these things off.  Eventually I want a small "museum" like Josh Kavatt for the public to view my collection.

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