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Posted 4 years ago


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Just curious as to what this really is!
Got a $20, haul away whatever you want deal. Couldnt pass this HEAVY monster up, I have repurposed it into a birdbath - used a cement form to set down inside. The center of the "bowl" has a machined hole about 4 inches in diameter. Cant find any markings on it at all. Thanks for looking and I appreciate any feedback :)
It was found near an old iron ore mine, which may or may not have any relevance.

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  1. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 years ago
    blacksmiths hearth for heating up metal . and to form things like horse shoe or just about anything,,,, the hole is for the air to be blown thur to supper heat the coals lease it looks thay way to me ...smiling
  2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
    Roy, you again! tried your formula & got heart palpitations and an emergency room bill.LOL
    Most forges are made of fire brick & clay. Metal forges don't last long at all & I'm still wondering about this.
    On the cheerful side, the E.R. introduced me to some new medical marvels & my pharmacist was the role model for the one on Two & A Half Men. "Are you a cop?".
  3. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 4 years ago
    A potter's wheel?

    T A
  4. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 years ago

    well gramp par your partly right but the old yankee farmer wasnt going to pay a blacksmith or travel to town to get some thing fix or made to much time they bought these....theres a few on ebay ... oh ya what wont kill ya will make ya stronger keep drinking it ...lmao
  5. Alajunkgirl, 4 years ago
    Roycroft, I do think you are onto something!!!! I am going to do some more specific research - thanks
    Thanks for all the feedback everyone!!!
  6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
    i think that this is for a jeweler or a sharpener - to polish and sharpen fines.
  7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
    Roy might be on to something, but I don't think the formula he gave me is it!
  8. sarahoff sarahoff, 4 years ago
    Soon to be a garden planter?:)
  9. hotairfan hotairfan, 4 years ago
    What you have is a farm forge. I have come across several of them at farm auctions here in PA. The farmers used these cast iron forges to repair what they could around the farm........ The center hole is where thr tyer was located. This was hooked to a fan mechanism and the air would enter through the tyer.

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