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Old 03-14-2018, 01:33 PM   #1
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Had this given to me just curious if anyone knows what type/brand? Markings are hard to see. Has a ď7Ē on one side. Not much to go on.










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Old 03-14-2018, 01:38 PM   #2
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Man thatís awesome if someone just gave it to you. Go get yourself a forge and get to hammering
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:43 PM   #3
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That's a great gift, I'd think it was my birthday if someone gave me that. Always had access to anvils at places I worked but don't own one myself. Very cool. No help on how old it is or who made it.
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:44 PM   #4
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Mom has anvil that looks similar to that. It belong to my Great Great grandfather. Its Well over 100 yrs old.
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How big is it? Could it be 7 lbs?
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:53 PM   #6
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How big is it? Could it be 7 lbs?
not a chance
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:58 PM   #7
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http://www.anvilfire.com/

Click on ask the Guru see what they think.
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:58 PM   #8
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There is a guy that advertises old school iron working tools on craigslist in Austin, his name is Andrew Alexander 972.824.0041. He could probably help you as good as anybody....

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Old 03-14-2018, 02:47 PM   #9
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Andrew could help you out, has more experience than most of us. That style has a steel plate welded on a cast or wrought body. Commonly made by Fisher, Vulcan, and a few others. 7 could be 70 pounds, or 7 stoneweight, or something else altogether.
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Old 03-14-2018, 02:48 PM   #10
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I will take it.
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Old 03-14-2018, 02:57 PM   #11
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I think that's the Price. I'll give you $10 if you load it for me.
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Old 03-14-2018, 04:33 PM   #12
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Actually gave me two. This one and a matching one a size smaller. Iíll get better pics of both when I get home this weekend.
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Old 03-14-2018, 04:35 PM   #13
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Andrew could help you out, has more experience than most of us. That style has a steel plate welded on a cast or wrought body. Commonly made by Fisher, Vulcan, and a few others. 7 could be 70 pounds, or 7 stoneweight, or something else altogether.
The smaller one has a 5 on it so you may be right on the numbers.
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:47 PM   #14
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It looks like an older style Peter Wright and looks like it has been abused.
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:03 PM   #15
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It looks like an older style Peter Wright and looks like it has been abused.
Wait! What, you can abuse an anvil?
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:25 PM   #16
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Wait! What, you can abuse an anvil?
Are you kidding? I bet my son could jack it up with a rubber mallet.
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:38 PM   #17
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Can't tell you anything about it but I know they are darn useful to have around the place. Grandfather had one that I could hardly lift out at the old place and we sold it when he passed. Big ol' boy bought it for his farm and I'd be lying if the next morning I realized I'd need that thing to get some iron straightened out from one of our "projects". *laugh* Same guy that bought that anvil also bought a foot pedal powered sharpening wheel on a stand that took two of us to load, darn stone was about 3' across and a good 6" thick. Should have kept that one also.
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Old 03-15-2018, 12:13 AM   #18
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That does not look abused to me, corners are sharp, edges mostly intact. Numbers are related to stone weight, seven stone and five stone. Does it ring when you drop a hammer on it and bounce it?
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Old 03-15-2018, 08:53 AM   #19
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There are many, many good youtube videos on restoring anvils or hand forging, even shopping for old anvils that will help you a bunch. Most are mounted to a big section of oak tree trunk for stability and cushioning. Watch the videos on unique ways to anchor them with chain to a stump!
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Old 03-15-2018, 09:22 AM   #20
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I have a friend in Lampasas that buys, restores, and sells old anvils as well as all other kinds of blacksmith tools and also makes his own forges. He could probably help you out with anything you wanted.
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Old 03-15-2018, 09:49 AM   #21
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Iíll check them out better when I get home from spring break. I just thought they were cool. Iíve had a metal shop forever but never really had an anvil. Guess Iíll see if I can use one.
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Old 03-15-2018, 10:29 AM   #22
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Iíll check them out better when I get home from spring break. I just thought they were cool. Iíve had a metal shop forever but never really had an anvil. Guess Iíll see if I can use one.
If you decide to sell either or both, I'd appreciate the opportunity to buy 'em... PM me if so please.
Thx.
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