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Anvils1 of 16Antique anvilMinnesota anvil and vice company William Canedy C. 1880
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    Posted 3 months ago

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    Not sure how old my anvil is or even the name brand. It is hard to see. I think it says trexton or trenton. Hope my grandson will take up forging.

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    1. pjnelson1, 3 months ago
      Any idea on age or weight?
    2. keramikos, 3 months ago
      Hi, pjnelson1. :-)

      Looks like Trenton:


      Contrary to what it would seem, Trenton anvils were not made in New Jersey as were the Fisher anvils in Trenton N.J. They were made in Columbus Ohio at the Columbus Forge and Iron Company. I had one myself, a very nice anvil- wish I'd have kept it really. The ones made during and after the 30's will have a big visible arc weld at the waist especially under the heel and horn, before that they were forge welded at that point instead.
      Dunno about the serial number though.
      You could try over at, lots of folks over the with a copy of Anvil in America.

    3. pjnelson1, 3 months ago
      Thank you for the information. I will check for the weld under the waist. I did not find any serial numbers...
    4. keramikos, 3 months ago
      pjnelson1, You're welcome. :-)

      The presence of a weld or the lack thereof is probably a clue as to age, and the same might be true for a serial number.

      That other forum mentioned at practicalmachinist dot com might be another good resource:

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