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my old anvil


Hey guys, believe it or not I traded some harley parts to an ol boy for an old anvil. I didn't...

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Old 04-10-2012, 09:04 PM
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Hey guys, believe it or not I traded some harley parts to an ol boy for an old anvil. I didn't really want anything for them but he insisted, so now I have an avil. I was hopeing someone could tell me what i have. It's a haybudden 155#with a serial# of128343. It has one square hole and two round holes at the back, and it also has a spot on it that looks like a mouses ear. I've been told it is a shoers anvil but what do I know. Any help would be greatly appriciated! thanks all
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:53 AM
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picture would be nice thax dave
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:21 AM
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Sounds like a great find. What is the condition of the face?
How sharp are the edges of the face? Are the edges chipped? And if so, how badly?
The "mouse ear" is, I think, a "clip starter". And yes, it does sound like a farrier's anvil.
Farriers like sharp edges on their anvils, but blacksmiths prefer to have the edges somewhat rounded toward the horn end.

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From what I'm told the face is in really good shape, afew chips but pretty clean. It also has a longer horn than normal, so I'm told. Iwas kind of wondering how old it was ansd what it would be worth. thanks for the info Pete.

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pictures would be nice if i could figure out how to put them in
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:29 AM
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The #155, could that be the weight? If so, could be worth quite a bit. How tall, long is it?
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serial# of128343 according to Anvils In America is probably around 1907
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Wow! 1907. It does weight 155#, I weighed it and it measures 27 " long and 11"high. where or how would I go about finding out what its worth? I've pretty much decieded to get rid of it. I don't use it and someone that appreciates it or that has a use for it should have it. Thanks for all the info guys.....carry on
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Go to www.abana.org and look for an affiliate blacksmith club in your area. Smiths are always looking for good anvils.

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First you state that you don't have anything in this anvil, some old parts you would have given the guy to start with. Now that you find it's approx. age you figure it worth big money and want an estimate, unseen, what it's worth. Take what you can get for it , you've got nothing in it and stop letting greed rule you're life.
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You are a true ASS I did not say I was going to sell it, all I wanted to know was what it was, its age, and what its worth. Maybe I should give it to you so that when your soap box breaks you will have something to stand on! maybe the person that would appreciate it is my father who was going to get it for fathers day.....D/H
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just gettn into shaping steel.Been lookn for anvil.Bought a haybudden with similar features.28in long,1in.hardie,2 pritchels and bending notch in heel.EX shape.short horn Rounded egdes where they need to be,nice sharp corners everywhere else.163# cant read all serial #s.Im holdn on to this. Got her set on nice red elm stump.Fixn to finish up my forge soon.
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Sounds like a nice one dozer64. what kind of forge are you making. Bill K
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forge is a "frog pond" pot 14x8-41/2 deep.1/2'' thick.Had it plasma cut @ work.Building base pan this week 24x30w/work area on side.Got a dayton blowerw/adj speed.Once I figure out how to post pics I will put it out there.Gettn stoked to get it done!!!
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