Anvil ID

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jim dumer
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Anvil ID

Unread post by jim dumer » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:29 pm

Can anyone ID a hay budden anvil by ser no a7299 any information is much appreciated . JIM

Martin Pansch
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Re: Anvil ID

Unread post by Martin Pansch » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:36 pm

Hi Jim.

What exactly do you mean by IDing it? Most people mean they want to know the make but if you alr Andy know it is a Hay Budden that can't be it. With the serial number you gave I might be able to dig a date of manufacture out of Anvils in America but I don't remember if Hay Budden is a brand the book has a serial number list for. I'll try to remember to check when I get home.

jim dumer
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Re: Anvil ID

Unread post by jim dumer » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:43 pm

It is a 188lb hb I guess I'm looking fore the year. I have found out it came from a carriage and buggy shop that was at 213 rice st in the late 1800s but this a 2 piece anvil and I think that makes it newer than that. If you could tell me what year that would be great thanks so much Jim

Martin Pansch
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Re: Anvil ID

Unread post by Martin Pansch » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:53 pm

Hi Jim

According to "The Book" Hay-Buddens with serial numbers ranging from A1-A12,000 were made in 1918. Plus or minus a couple years. Mr. Postman admits some imprecision on the list as it was one he had to reverse engineer versus from company records.

Great brand and great size too! Good find.

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Re: Anvil ID

Unread post by jim dumer » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:17 pm

Martin Thank You so much for the response and all you do for this forum ! JIM

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