Dating hay budden anvil
I think railroad track weighs about 90 pounds a foot.I also have a piece that's about 10" long and it works pretty well as an anvil.this is a new addition for the workshop & I feel lucky to have it. we who forge non ferrous metals for jewelry like a mirror finish face, so I likely will polish this one up & use it happily for the rest of my days That looks like a fairly thin waist on that anvil.My two anvils, a Peter Wright (200#) and a Joshua Wilkinson (110#) (both English anvils) have thicker waists, in proportion.Hay Budden Anvil, It weighs 200# it is a swelled horn with Tip intack, Does anyone have an idea what it was Made for, The Hardy tool is removable, A collector friend of Mine bought it Years ago, Said it was worth 00.00? I'm not a blacksmith But My Dad was, He was more a Wheelwright than a Farrier, He had a Fixed location and folks came to him, What a shame I was so Young, I loved watching him Quenching the iron in all those Oil Vats and sands! I want to thank all that replied You will have to send a personal email as I do not see an option to turn on automatic notifications on replies here, and Do not visit here often, Once again Thanks for sharing the info!Ron Costanza For many years I had a Hay Budden 188lb farriers anvil with the swelled horn and clip.Are all the H-B's like that or is that a farriers anvil?David Hughes I dont have the book, But My Hay-Budden anvil is #173158 and its a 1910 and I found that #208524 is a 1913 so that gets you in the ball park some, Sorry I cant be more help. Hay Budden Anvil, It weighs 200# it is a swelled horn with Tip intack, Does anyone have an idea what it was Made for, The Hardy tool is removable, A collector friend of Mine bought it Years ago, Said it was worth 00.00?
I think the tops of railroad tracks are induction hardened.
I think it’s date is 1907 or 1911 the serial number is hard to make out.
The whole top half is tool steel so maybe it’s 1911 since they didn’t start that till 1908.
I like anvils that have information or figural scenes and dates cast or impressed into the sides of the anvil.
Typically these miniature anvils are about 4" or so long and a couple of inches tall.
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Other anvils were sold as souvenirs at fairs or commemorative events like the one just above that has 1776 on one side and 1876 on the other, thus commemorating the first American Centennial. Some of these early anvils were made of the material that the company produced, like those that say they are made of babbit / lead, the material used for the bearings in large machines of that era. Some vintage miniature anvils were made by individuals as gifts or remembrances, and well made examples of this type anvil are of interest as well.