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I am a new member. Just acquired this anvil and would like to know something about it. It weighs about 100 lbs. The logo is stamped in, not raised. Also has a large number " 8" on the front. It is rusty and logo beaten up pretty badly, but the top is flat, has 3/4 Hardy hole and about a 3/8 or so other hole. Any help is appreciated

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Southern Crescent anvil, it is not a stamped brand, it was raised at one time during the casting process.

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It looks like a Vulcan with a fisher top...definetly a southern cresent anvil!

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Thanks for the feed back guys. Now for another question. I have read a lot about the bearing drop for rebound test. What I have not been able to do is find a 1 inch or even a 3/4 inch ball bearing to use for the test. Where do you get these at? I have checked at scrap metal places and industrial supply houses. ??

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A 3/8" -1/2" bearing is fine. I get mine from old bearings out of electric motors or machinery I maintain.

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I pulled all of mine out of large flange bearings. I was at the scrap yard the other day and found all kinds of bearings. Look for something like this the bigger the better. 

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If you find one like this or similar the bearing will spin out of the housing and you then cut the outer race to get to the "ball bearings". If you find one post a picture and we will walk you through getting the balls. I have thought of making a video showing different common bearings and how to get the balls out.

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I got a bearing just like the one in the picture today from the junk yard and i will take it apart and take pictures of how to get the balls out tomorrow.

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WiFi has been down. Couldn't reply. Thanks for all of the comments. I went on Ebay, as someone suggested, and ordered some Monday. They came in today, 1/2,3/4, 7/8,and a 1 inch for about $5.00, with free shipping. Not free, but I have them now. My Fisher and the other one rebounds right at 8" from a 10" drop. Good enough for now.

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80% is a good rebound! Im still going to start a topic about finding ball bearings in a junk yard.

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Or any of the hundreds of other places that have them and would be easier to access in your location---like equipment repair shops.

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