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Posted 3 years ago

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tommy1002
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This one would really take care of Wiley Coyote!! I believe this may be a Hay Budden anvil, I have had this for about 25 years. A neighbor gave it to me back when I was in high school. It was sitting, rusting in his father in-law's barn and had been there for as long as the family could remember. I just hauled it out of my parents barn yesterday and did a little research, it's going in the "industrial section" of the cave. The side is too far gone to see any maker's marks but on the foot under the horn is still a stamp "A24332" . I'm hoping that's a number assigned to the early Hay Budden anvils made in Brooklyn, which would put this around the late 1890's. It's dimensions are; 31" long total, 5" x 19" table, 2 1/2" x 5" step, 1 1/4" hardy, 3/4" pritchel, 12" tall, 6" waist, 10 1/2" x 11 1/2" foot, and the last number I have is, on the bathroom scale, it weighs in at 224.5 #'s. Also it has a long, high-pitched ring when even lightly struck! If any one knows more about anvils, I'd love your input/opinions!!

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  1. packrat-place packrat-place, 3 years ago
    Very nice! You are correct, that is a beast. There is a guy at our trade show that collects anvils. He has about 85 in his garage. I just helped him move a 650 lb oilfield anvil!
  2. tommy1002 tommy1002, 3 years ago
    650 is a big beast !!! I just read that one of the largest made was a 1400 pounder, for the Navy.
  3. tommy1002 tommy1002, 3 years ago
    Thanks for stopping by adkmetal!!
  4. stonesfan1 stonesfan1, 3 years ago
    hi my dad has one that my grand father used for years . i was lucky enough to find the 3 pieces that go in the little square hole on top , more things from a dump .next time i go there ill take pictures of them to put on here
    and nive piece .
  5. tommy1002 tommy1002, 3 years ago
    Thank you walksoftly and Kevin and stonesfan. Kevin, one similar to this just sold on ebay for $600 and a 400 pounder went for $1300 so I'm guessing they are up a bit ,lol. Stones, that is the "hardy" hole, I would love to get some old hardy tools for this. It's only on display in my basement now, but years ago I did use this for metal "tinkering"

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