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This has come up at an auction and it’s a fisher anvil with a 6 cast into it. So would that mean 60lbs? The dimensions seem much larger than 60lbs. The base measures 10.75” square. Top is 20” long and it’s 12” tall. I’d like to know if it’s 60 lbs or if it means something else. And roughly what the weight would be if anyone knows 

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If it's 12" tall I'm pretty sure it would weigh more than 60lbs. I would guess somewhere around 175lbs from those dimensions, although if I were buying it I would certainly want to see it in person to make sure. Do you know where the 6 is located on the anvil?

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I messaged Josh Kavett at the fisher museum And according to him it’s likely around 150lbs +/-  the 6 is likely part of something like a year marking. But it’s definitely not 60 lbs because of the measurements are a good 3-4” Larger than a 60 lb fisher. Plus according to Josh the lugs mean 100+ lbs.  but unfortunately I don’t know where the 6 is. I’m getting measurements of the hardy and face width on Monday by the seller 

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The hardy hole is 1.25 inches which would likely put it around 275 lbs based on a chart I saw. But measurements are not lining up well

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Anyone got any ideas. I really can’t figure out how much it weighs so I don’t know what to bid 

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Is there any way you can see it in person before placing a bid? Did the seller give you the face width? From the photos it looks like it would be around 5" wide if the hardy hole is 1.25", but it's hard to measure because of the angle. Is there a direct overhead photo?

It does look like a very nice anvil; I hope it works out for you.

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Josh is the expert on Fishers.  Not having a "weighed weight" is like selling a car and not giving it's mileage. I generally find auctions a waste of energy and time and much more expensive that "finding" anvils in the wild.  There is a twice yearly implement auction 2 miles from my shop that generally has an anvil or two; I haven't bothered to attend in over a decade.

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Josh said the hardy hole being 1.25 would put it around 275-300 lbs. they would not measure the face for me. I think I will treat it like a 150 lb anvil to be safe. And I can’t make it to the in person viewing. I’ve been comparing it to some other fishers and it looks identical nearly to a 250 pound fisher. Comparing to a 120 pound the Pritchel hole is something I’ve noticed. The hole doesn’t get much bigger relative to the face it seems so a 120 lb fisher has a Pritchel that’s much larger compared to the face of the anvil vs a 250 lb fisher. 
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250 lbs fisher 

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Hey Justin- here's specs from my Fisher 250# for your reference:  Hardy hole 1 1/4 " sq.  Base 11 1/2 x 12 1/2" plus mounting lugs,  13" tall.  Face is 18 1/2" x 5 1/4".  Overall length is 31" from tail to blunted tip. Hope this helps.

Steve

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Thanks for the measurements! They help but the auctioneers didn’t take very good measurements so it’s hard to compare haha. They at least give me a rough estimate. Of what I should be looking for once I hopefully pick it up 

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OOOH, PRETTY! Congratulations Justin, your great grandkids will brag to their friends about great grand dad the blacksmith while working on his anvil.

Frosty The Lucky.

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The only markings mines got is the logo. The name. US is stamped on and a number 6 by itself. Scale said 203lbs. No year or weight marked on it oddly enough. it was dated 1930s by Josh at the fisher museum 

 

its for a few scratches and dings but is overall very nice. Also love how quiet it is 

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I still can’t believe that it’s quieter than my other anvil was when it was super tightly secured with a chain and magnet haha. 

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Fishers are great anvils.  When you find a good one, it will be a lifetime anvil, and beyond for many generations.

If you love your Fisher anvil, you will love to read the story of the company that produced them.

Link to find and buy my book:  shop.fishernorris.com.

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I own the book and it's a great resource and very well layed out.

I own a 200 and a 150.  

Very fine anvils for sure.  Tha faces are very hard on the corners so keep this in mind when working there.  

The last photo of the new anvil nearly matches the jacket cover.

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Again I want to thank you for all your help on this anvil. I’ll definitely be purchasing your book soon as now I have 2 fishers I need information on haha 

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