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early 120 lb. Arm and Hammer Anvil

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I just picked up this Anvil today from the shipping Co. I bought it off eBay after it had been listed a couple times as pick up only . the seller said he had it sold once but returned the money after finding shipping was to expensive through UPS.. ( I use a much cheaper freight co.)  the seller relisted it at a lower price and added a " make offer " option.. I made a overly low offer to accommodate the shipping cost expecting a refusal or counter offer and walked away and didn't look again until the next day.. I was very surprised he excepted the offer !!   the seller was a older gentleman of 80 yrs and was selling it for a old friends wife after his friend had passed.. it was in his friends auto body shop when he bought the shop and remained there the next 40 years that he ran the shop before he died.. it was covered with gray primer overspray which was about 1/8" thick in places and a couple globs of solder on the horn.. the globs came right off with the presser of a thumb nail.. I wire brushed it to get the overspray off and reviled all the great forging marks !!  it has a great ring and exceptional rebound !! I will wire wheel it with a angle grinder tomorrow for better results..

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Cool! That's an earlier version of the A&H logo stamp.  Please post a closeup picture of the side logo stamp, and a closer one of the serial number on the front foot!

 

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Hello Black Frog ! I believe you had responded to the seller about this anvil the first time he listed it.. here are some of the logo, serial number, and a closer up of some of the forging marks.. looks like 408? not sure what that last mark is I though the first number was a 1 at first but after cleaning it some it looks like a 4...

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Thank you!  I never know which ones I've documented, and which ones are new to the database.

 

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so what are your thoughts to the number ?? 408 ? 4080 ? would this be first year 1900 ??

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My guess is that was 4080 or 4081 with the last digit overstamped.    

Possibly a mistake during serial stamping where they grabbed the wrong number stamp on the first whack.

That is the second style of logo stamp A&H used, so probably not 408.

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I just inherited one like this with the same style base, does not have an oval depression like I've seen on others. 

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