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Old February 29th, 2012, 03:08 PM   #21
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Thx, it was the 'Find' for the year that anvil. especially for $120
You said it is a "london cut"? however that is not a brand. I think your might be a peter wright if you can find markings.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 03:10 PM   #22
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dont know how soon you need one but there's a flea market over by lakeview on memorial day they always have a few of them normaly around a $ 100 dont know how close it is to ya
never been to lakeveiw? but I can put it on my to do list.
there is an antique show & flea market Friday & Saturday in Jackson at the fair ground.
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You said it is a "london cut"? however that is not a brand. I think your might be a peter wright if you can find markings.
Yes from what I can tell its London Cut, and I also belive it is a Peter Wright, But I have not been able to find any markings on it.
It doesn't matter though, it does everything I need it to do.

Good luck with your search
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Old March 1st, 2012, 06:51 AM   #24
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Dont smack it as hard as you can....thats not good. it can be dangerous
You should be able to just let gravity do the work.
Just let the hammer face tap the face of the anvil, (make sure the face hit flat) it should rebound (Bounce) and the avil should ring clear for a short time.
If it does, tap it harder to hear the ring or the thud if its cracked.
If it the hammer bounces, but it sounds more like you hit a crushed heavey wall steel pipe, you have a crack most likely.

also, be warry of hitting it too close to the edge, the do chip.

wear eye protection, you are hitting two pieces of hardrned steel together, the hammer may chip.

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Thanks for the info! When I get home I will give it a shot. I know a hammer really bounces off it a lot but I can't recall the sound it makes. Is there a specific spot that they are usually stamped with a brand name? The edges aren't very Sharp on it and you can tell it has been around for a long time, it wouldn't shock me a bit if it was well over 150 years old. The previous owner of my house was a depression era farmer that lived there for 75 years and his dad lived there before him. They weren't the type to buy anything that was even close to new. I have been tempted to put it on the mill and clean it up but I want to make sure I'm not going to kill the value if it is something rare.
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Old March 1st, 2012, 06:52 PM   #25
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if you look at the sides and end blocks and can't see any marks beside the name "Peter Wright" it potentially can be as as old as 1830 to 1850's vintage. doesn't make it more rare just gives the time frame it was made.
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I had a good laugh today at the Jackson Flea Market at the fair grounds (march 2nd & 3rd).
guy has an anvil. its a small rusty hunk of shit that look like it came out of a scrap heap. he starts telling me how they bring $2+ per pound and how rare they are. I kinda snickered since his was only a #60 and was in such poor condition, I had to tell him they could bought new that size at Harbor Freight for just $60 vs. his $100 price tag. oh well it was pretty small anyways.
http://www.harborfreight.com/55-lb-anvil-806.html
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Hope this helps

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The only marking I could read was "120" on the side so I am guessing that is the weight. I think it is junky since when you hit some spots it rings for a long time but other spots it doesn't. A hammer bounces a lot when you hit it though.
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Dont smack it as hard as you can....thats not good. it can be dangerous
You should be able to just let gravity do the work.
Just let the hammer face tap the face of the anvil, (make sure the face hit flat) it should rebound (Bounce) and the avil should ring clear for a short time.
If it does, tap it harder to hear the ring or the thud if its cracked.
If it the hammer bounces, but it sounds more like you hit a crushed heavey wall steel pipe, you have a crack most likely.

also, be warry of hitting it too close to the edge, the do chip.

wear eye protection, you are hitting two pieces of hardrned steel together, the hammer may chip.

Hope that helps
The big issue with old anvils is if they have ever been in a fire. If they have been in a fire, they won't ring true. They will thud. A cracked anvil still might ring true depending on where and how you hit it.
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Old March 4th, 2012, 09:36 AM   #30
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The only marking I could read was "120" on the side so I am guessing that is the weight. I think it is junky since when you hit some spots it rings for a long time but other spots it doesn't. A hammer bounces a lot when you hit it though.
we have one at work that has that. its a York #120lb.

here is a listing to help you I D yours. http://www.anvilfire.com/anvils/
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Old March 6th, 2012, 08:27 AM   #31
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Nice link, Thx
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Keep an eye out at good antique shops, or talk to the owners to look out for one. My family owns an antique shop and I've seen lots move through there over the years along with tons of tools like cutters, hold downs, misc hardy hole stuff and prichard(sp?) hole things. I've worked a forge for years and I'll tell you what, you might think you have a strong arm but after a few hours of moving steel you'll know different lol.
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thanks Mulely. been looking haven't found much that was worth any money yet. still looking
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You ever find anything?
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a few rusty chunks. not much on this side of the state. I found a nice one in Wisconsin. just not sure how to get it here if I buy it,
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