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Black frog thank you for helping that's hard information to find out. You have no idea how long it took me to research mine.

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Hi all,

I recently picked up a Trenton anvil. Markings read w125 and A23555 or possibly A23556.

If someone could be kind enough to let me know what year it was made?

Thanks in advance!




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   Hey Smoke, 

  According to AIA you have a 1926 vintage. Every time I read, or post information from Anvils in America, feel like I should put a quarter in a jar for Mr. Postman. Thank you Mr Postman. 

  N.N.F.              Beautiful, Manchester, Michigan. USA  

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Build, it's less expensive, and it is an excuse to spend quality time together learning somthing. Might I recomend the pinned posts at the top of the solid fuel section as a stepping off point for quick, cheap and effective forges? In the gas forge section the forges 101 and burners 101 have both evolved in to 600 or 700 classes on forge and burner desighn and fabrication. 

Might I also suggest keeping that 4" angle grinder and any of its kin away from that anvil? Under no cercunstance are we going to grind, mill or weld on it either, especially it's face. More good anvils have become door stops that way


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