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Picked this anvil up yesterday and still have not figured out what kind it is it is 92.6 lbs

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My guess is a steel faced cast iron anvil (Like a Vulcan, II&B, Badger, etc); is there a bulge under the hardy hole?

Is the orientation of the trademark correct (side to side up and down) in that picture?

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If it's one of the ones I listed it should be on the lower end of the "real anvil" price scale with a slight bonus for condition.

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Anvils tend not to be the kind of thing most people will ship. So pricing tends to be regional. So if you look at other anvils that have been for sale in your area and look at price per pound they form a range for your area. Thomas is saying that that style of anvil would fall lower on that range but it is in good shape and so will do a little better than a similar style/construction style of anvil in worse condition.

Example: the anvils in my area range from $4-8/pound. That anvil would fall closer to the four dollar a pound range due to the style but I might get 5 a pound in my area due to the condition.

Other factors that you need to check are ring and rebound. These indicate condition far better than appearance and have a HUGE impact on value.

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Thanks ELB.   I mean that it is a "real anvil" and not an "ASO" ; but if it was a car it would be more of a Ford Escort and not a Cadillac Escalade.

If someone was looking to buy a car to learn to drive on; which would you suggest?  Also if someone tried to sell you a Ford Escort for the price of a Cadillac Escalade what would be your thoughts on the matter?

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I'm guessing it's a Badger by the looks, but it could also be a Vulcan after looking at the symbol on the stamp.  I'd say $2 per pound for that anvil.  Badgers & Vulcan's are sort of at the bottom of the anvil quality scale.  They still work though, so hammer some hot metal on it and enjoy it.  

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1 hour ago, ThomasPowers said:

Thanks ELB.   I mean that it is a "real anvil" and not an "ASO" ; but if it was a car it would be more of a Ford Escort and not a Cadillac Escalade.

If someone was looking to buy a car to learn to drive on; which would you suggest?  Also if someone tried to sell you a Ford Escort for the price of a Cadillac Escalade what would be your thoughts on the matter?

I completely get what you are saying so from that it weighs 96 so I’m guessing 300 I paid for it was a fair price for a ford escort in fair shape

 

 

 

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Also make sure you dont grind or mill the face. Hot steel hammered on it is all she need

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To me that would be high with the damage but ok if mint condition; but Location, Location, Location!

The new pictures clearly shows a bit more face damage than the old ones did.

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Really, no one sees the eagle?!  My wife accuses me of being a bit color blind, but this is more significant.  Perhaps I should get my eyes checked.

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No, that's definitely a Fisher eagle. It was rotated 90 degrees in its first photo, but more clear here.

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So my question about the orientation in the earlier pictures was answered incorrectly.

Not a bottom tier anvil $3 was reasonable.

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Part of my wanted to say eagle. Part wanted to say arm with hammer

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Yes I was incorrect for the orientation of the image I did not realize it till I took more pics thank you all

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