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Just found this today. It was painted and I wire brushed and oiled it. The only marking I can see is the raised 8 underneath the horn. There is 2 handling holes, one under horn and the heel. Any help will be appreciated.

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Not a Fisher, it looks colonial era to me. Do you have a pic of the notch in the heal?

Frosty The Lucky.

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Greetings,

1850 era Fisher..  Josh will chime in to confirm..  Got one just like it.. 

Forge on and make beautiful things

Jim

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That's what I was hoping. Thanks for the replies. Nice anvil Justin. I apologize for huge pictures, I'm still trying to figure out how to post normal sized ones.

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I don't think I've seen a Fisher with handling holes before. I'll be curious what Josh's take on this is.

Justin, does your 1850s Fisher pre eagle have the holes in the waist? I can't tell from your pict.

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It a FISHER.  Not a colonial.  Probably from early 1860's.  The "handling holes" were pivot points for the mounting the anvil to a fixture for grinding the conical horn.  I believe that AIA has some diagrams of this grinder.

Well used obviously, with the obvious missing parts.

The 8 indicated that it started its life as approx 80 lb.

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Thanks for the confirmation Josh. I'm glad I took a chance on this anvil and that it was identified so quickly. Amazingly even after the tremendous beating that it took, it still has about a 70% rebound.

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