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    Quote Originally Posted by DSEL74 View Post
    That would make a nice replacement for my demonstration anvil.

    It was all I could afford and as you can see has had a hard life.
    A few years ago I was in a junk shop on the Bass coast, they had a few old anvils for sale, damaged horns and the tops pretty much destroyed, all had prices tags north of $350, I have seen prettier garden ornaments for a lot less, there only use would be that or boat anchors.

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    got to wonder how anvils get so badly damaged..

    JohnC if your anvil has Soderfors on the side of it then I'd have no reason to doubt it. other markings on it look very much like all the other Soderfors anvils I have seen. They are good anvils (cast steel) - can be quite hard and the edges can get chipped. thats one is a good size at 112lb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zsteve View Post
    got to wonder how anvils get so badly damaged..
    I reckon the great unwashed think any anvil is indestructible...

    A.
    'Waratah' spring hammer by Hands & Scott c.1911- 20, 'Duffy, Todd & Williams' spring hammer c.1920, Premo lathe- 1953, Premo filing machine.

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    So, my anvils, me, my phone, sufficient charge, and sufficient memory coincided..

    My first anvil. Not what I had in mind when my mum encouraged me to ask an elderly neighbour (former boiler maker) if he had an anvil. Still very useful, along with two bootloads of other tools.. Show me your Anvil thread...



    -russ

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    My second. A clearing sale somewhere.

    A bit beat up, but eminently usable.


    -russ

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    And my third.

    A real score... Kerbside shopping!

    The pink was the first paint to hand to decipher the legend.

    I havenít actually used this one much, as it appeared after I had paused active smithing, following a family expansion.

    Will make a great portable...


    -russ

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    That double horn was a very good find, wish I had your kind of luck!
    Ö..Live a Quiet Life & Work with your Hands

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSEL74 View Post
    That double horn was a very good find, wish I had your kind of luck!
    It doesn't happen often Show me your Anvil thread...

    Got a huge sledge hammer head with it. Drove past a pile out for collection one night, nearly stripped the gearbox hitting reverse to take a closer look!



    -russ

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    hi Russ, some nice anvils there. don't see many twin horns. according to Wiki - iron production started there at Kirkstall forge (Yorkshire) in the 16th century making it the oldest forge in England. likely that your twin horn is at least pre WW1 as they apparently stopped forging to concentrate on axle production.

    any markings? on your second anvil in post #50

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zsteve View Post
    hi Russ, some nice anvils there. don't see many twin horns. according to Wiki - iron production started there at Kirkstall forge (Yorkshire) in the 16th century making it the oldest forge in England. likely that your twin horn is at least pre WW1 as they apparently stopped forging to concentrate on axle production.

    any markings? on your second anvil in post #50
    I will get photos, haven't been able to get out to the shed for a while.

    -russ

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