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This is what I call big!


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Old 08-29-2008, 11:23:26 PM
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While cleaning out the contents of an 100 year old warehouse I came across this hardie...what a monster. I collect all blacksmithing tools plus other blacksmith items and I've never seen a hardie this large. Perhaps I've not been around enough in my 50 years of collecting but have any of you guys ever seen one this large? It weighs in at 36 lbs and the smallest portion of the insert is exactly 2". Comments welcomed!!
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:17:22 AM
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Looks like a tinners stake, the 2" sq would fit one of the holes in a tinners bench plate. Steve
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Old 08-30-2008, 05:34:12 PM
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Default Re: This is what I call big!

I think you may be right as it has quite a sharp taper and not be conducive to the typical anvil which require a non-taper but rather a constant dimension...thanks for your imput.
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Default Re: This is what I call big!

Nice find flasks, i am interested in what else you found in that 100 year old warehouse! sounds like their would have been alot of nice finds!
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Default Re: This is what I call big!

Hello,

This is not a hardie but a complete anvil. They were fixed into a big wooden block and quite common in the past for the lighter work.

Marc.
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Old 09-03-2008, 02:58:52 PM
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Default Re: This is what I call big!

I guess in that case a "stake anvil" would be a more appropriate term for this item..right?
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Default Re: This is what I call big!

flasks,
Thats exactly what it is called.

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Default Re: This is what I call big!

i sean one like that and a hole set in that size rang in a old tinsmiths shop in wisconsin years back.i was told from the old man that his grandpa mad pans and utinsals for the sediners in the old days i do not no what hapend to that shop i went by there 2 years ago the hole farm is gone.
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Default Re: This is what I call big!

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I guess in that case a "stake anvil" would be a more appropriate term for this item..right?
also known as a bickern i believe
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What, no pics of the inside of the warehouse.
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