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Can you tell us which of the more than 100 countries that participate here it's in?

It does not look like an antique anvil configuration.  While cars are considered antiques after 25 years and furniture after 100 years anvils don't really get antique destination until around 200 years or more.  Many smiths are regularly pounding on anvils more than 100 years old; I have an 1828 William Foster that gets hot steel slapped on it.

As for weight: put it on a bathroom scale and tell us what it weighs---it will be close enough.

Cast steel anvils are generally high grade anvils cast malleable/ductile iron are lower grade and cast iron items are known as "Anvil Shaped Objects" ASOs to blacksmiths.

I didn't see a listing for it in "Anvils in America" but did notice the configuration was rather like the Brooks.

Does the anvil ring when you tap it with a hammer or is it more of a thwap sound?

 

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Welcome aboard, glad to have you. If you'll put your general location in the header you might be surprised how many of the Iforge gang live within visiting distance.

Are you looking to buy or sell? It's really common for sellers to misrepresent blacksmithing tools as antiques either mistakenly or fraudulently but rust does not make an antique. 

It looks to be a modern cast steel, maybe iron anvil that's rusty and fairly recent rust not the deep rust patina you see on working tools

I wouldn't give anything extra for the rust.

Frosty The Lucky.

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Sorry,Im near Calgary Alberta Canada,Dad passed away 10 years ago,have 2 storage trailer of things that I kept from farm sale,should have kept ol forge but wasn't thinking into future,ill give it a whack tomorrow and see if it rings,thanks for the info,cheers

1 hour ago, ThomasPowers said:

Can you tell us which of the more than 100 countries that participate here it's in?

It does not look like an antique anvil configuration.  While cars are considered antiques after 25 years and furniture after 100 years anvils don't really get antique destination until around 200 years or more.  Many smiths are regularly pounding on anvils more than 100 years old; I have an 1828 William Foster that gets hot steel slapped on it.

As for weight: put it on a bathroom scale and tell us what it weighs---it will be close enough.

Cast steel anvils are generally high grade anvils cast malleable/ductile iron are lower grade and cast iron items are known as "Anvil Shaped Objects" ASOs to blacksmiths.

I didn't see a listing for it in "Anvils in America" but did notice the configuration was rather like the Brooks.

Does the anvil ring when you tap it with a hammer or is it more of a thwap sound?

 

thanks for info,ill have a good look tomorrow and look for any marks and listen for a ring,,thanks

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