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Hello all. Picked this one up today and need help with an ID. I don't see any markings on front or back, but it's been painted. Both feet have numbers. I assume the 85 is a weight--it feels right when I lift it. 

 

Each foot has a 3 on the far right as you look at it. Same serial number on each foot.

 

Thanks in advance.......Mike

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Can you get a picture of the bottom of the anvil?

Judging from the weight and serial number on the front foot, I'd be thinking it's a Trenton but the other stampings... I'm not sure. 

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The mystery deepens. I have no idea. They sure were stamp happy on that one. :)

Someone should be around that knows more. 

Regardless, it looks like a good user.

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How about a picture of the  underside of the Heel?  The thinness of the heel does look like a Trenton or A&H.

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ThomasPowers.....Here is one from my phone. I can take another when I get back if this doesn't show the detail you wanted.

You guys rock !

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Looks like a Trenton to me but . . . :huh:

Frosty The Lucky.

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A wire wheel on an angle grinder may take some of that old paint off the side. May reveal at least some of the Trenton diamond or other logo. Also knowing where in the world it's located might shed some light, hence the suggestion to edit your profile to show your location.

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Irondragon f&c. Thanks....I will be taking a wire wheel to it this evening. Profile edited to reflect location.

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Just purchased Ana anvil in Bucyrus Ohio last weekend it has 175 space 133801 stamped on the foot it has 2 Pritchett holes and a notch on the horn I’ve been told it’s a hay budden ferrier anvil got it for 365 bucks it’s a little abused but generally in good shape here are pics

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Looks to be in good usable condition. Good price. 

It's deffinately a farriers anvil. Could be a Trenton. Can you get a picture of the bottom?

Also a bit of wire brushing might reveal stamping on the side. 

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For some reason somebody chiseled a bunch of cuts in the sides and feet don’t know why I’m trying to grind them smooth don’t see any names anywhere just numbers looked underneath didn’t notice any stamping will check further tonight at work now thanks for the reply where are you located I’m nortwest indiana

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The shape of the possible indentation on the bottom can often specify the brand---not a stamping---so we need a picture!  Smiths often tested or demonstrated the temper of the chisels and punches they made by showing that it would cut into the dead soft wrought iron (or mild steel) of the anvils feet.  Remember they were tools back then and not idols.

 

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Thanks Thomas that makes sense will get a picture of the bottom tomorrow and post it

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Hello my friends,

Any one know what make of Anvil this is ? Cleaned it up but nothing. Found in Toronto Canada. 

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Welding Rod; your Anvil is a Trenton, (though some Arm and Hammer anvils have the caplet indentation too; Postman theorized that they shared bases at times as they were both in Columbus Ohio.)

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