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SpencerDirks

Anvil Id! And stand help

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Hey everybody!

I recently aquired my first anvil it's a 104 pound beauty with a little bit of cold chisel damage on the face. Rebound is good and ring is minimal due to its cast iron construction which is fantastic due to my close proximity to neighbours. I've been told that this anvil is a fisher but I've had trouble finding any defining markings. There are some on the side but they're pretty illegible. I apologize for the lack of better pictures I'm posting from the break room at work which unfortunately is not blacksmith related lol. I'll post better pictures later. If anybody has some insight as to what make this is it would be greatly appreciated! I also was wondering about proper stand construction. I don't mind the height that its at now but what worries me is its cast iron construction. Is there a possibility I could somehow damage my anvil by hammering on top of another piece of metal? Or worse what if one of the legs cracks off and my anvil kisses the pavement. Any advise is appreciated, for the record I believe the current stand is part of a cream separator. 

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Spencer Dirks

 

 

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I had a 134# HP get dropped nose first onto a commercial concrete slab; I dusted off the tip of the horn and they painted a red circle around the divot in the concrete.

Lots of threads on anvil stands here; no need to ask---just dig!

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I'll have to take a look sorry for the lazy question! I'm still figuring out site navigation. I'm just trying to decide whether I should even bother or if what I've got is sufficient.

Thanks!

Spencer Dirks

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I agree with Thomas. Try it out. After that the only  rules are to have a stand that doesnt flex and move around and is the right height for you. Enjoy your new toy

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very nice anvil! It doesn't look like a Fisher, rather like an old English one (?)...

very cool stand! I won't change it unless it's way too high, even then you can solve the problem.

 

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Hmmm! I wonder what it is? Maybe I'll just leave the stand as it is! I'll post some more pictures of the anvil later because I'd love to know what it is! There are some faint marks on it that don't mean anything to me.

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The verdict is in! Apparently it's a norrisez an old English wrought anvil without much info about the maker! I'm very pleased with it. The norrisez name is very faintly pressed into the side.

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