Weight of Vulcan anvil ?

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Weight of Vulcan anvil ?

Unread post by Jim Ericksen » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:57 am

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Hi all ,
Trying to determine the weight of a Vulcan anvil I've located in California , If anyone has a copy of anvils in America and could look into it for me it would be appreciated , I'm guessing it's about 300lbs by the dimensions given >
 Height 13 15/16"
Lenght 31 7/8"
Face 19 1/2"
Width 5"
Hardie Hole 1 3/8"
Pritchel Hole 5/8"

Thanks 
Jim 

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Re: Weight of Vulcan anvil ?

Unread post by bbrown » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:39 pm

Jim, I am looking in my Avils In America book right now, and everything shows Vulcan brand anvils only were made up to 250 lbs.

Mr. Postman writes "An advertisment in 1930 shows 22 different sizes ranging in weight from 5 to 250 pounds.
The last ad I have seen is from 1966 and shows 11 different sizes, from 5 to 250 pounds.
The oldest ad that I have come across is dated 1895, and shows 20 different sizes,again from 5 to 250 pounds."

Could it possibly be an Arm and Hammer brand. Arm and Hammer anvils were made up to 500lbs.
The closest face dimension is 5"x20" with a 1 1/4" hardy hole.

The arm and hammer logo is stamped into the body on Arm and Hammer anvils, and is cast in relief on the side of Vulcan brand anvils.

Sorry, I didn't quite find what you were looking for.
Bob

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Re: Weight of Vulcan anvil ?

Unread post by Jim Ericksen » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:22 pm

Bob,
thank you much for looking , I've only seen them up to 250lbs in the old ads too ( maybe custom ordered ? or limited runs ? ) , the one I am looking at has the vulcan logo cast , it also has a 45 under the heel < from my vulcan searches that indicates year of manufacture, the area thats usually cast with the weight is blank / ground off , the dimensions are slightly larger than the 250 in an ad from 1930.

I was surprised when I came across this forum >>
http://www.britishblades.com/forums/sho ... h-an-anvil
with a guy talking about a 300# vulcan as I have been trying for quite some time to locate a 250lb one for the blacksmith that has mentored me over the years

again thanks much for checking the anvil bible for me

Jim

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Re: Weight of Vulcan anvil ?

Unread post by Jim Ericksen » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:56 am

Hi all,
well the anvil is in it's new home in MN and it weighs in at 325# , hoping to get over there to see it soon

jim

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