Dating hay budden anvil

dating hay budden anvil

How much does a hay-Budden anvil weigh?

I recently came across a Hay-Budden blacksmithing anvil. I believe its ~150 pounds. (Theres a 1 -space- 52 stamped on the right side under the company name, etc.)

How old is this anvil?

It looks like it was rode hard and put away wet, but it is ~100 years old. Thanks for any information you can provide on this anvil. More sharing options... In reality anvils are not considered *old* till they date earlier than 1800; then they get a premium for age.

How do I find the serial number of my anvil?

Look on the edge of the base under the horn for a serial number. If you want the whole list of s/n and dates I suggest purchasing a copy of Anvils in America, excellent reading and supports Mr Postmans research efforts. More sharing options...

Why are non-modern anvils so sought after?

The reason non-modern anvils are sought after is they are often well made compared to many Anvil Shaped Objects for sale in recent times. They are also much cheaper than the good modern anvils usually at least 1/2 the price of the same size good modern one.

How much is this Hay Budden Anvil worth?

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 $3000.00? Must be easier to open the horseshoes on that larger horn.

What are the dimensions and weight of a standard anvil?

COMPARE ANVIL DIMENSIONS ANVIL WEIGHT A/Horn B/ Face Length C/Rear Horn Length CLASSIC 50 118 lbs. 6 1/4 9 1/2 6 3/4 CLASSIC 75 167 lbs. 7 3/4 10 7 1/2 CLASSIC 110 260 lbs. 8 1/2 12 1/2 8 1/2 Anvil Weight A/Horn B/Face Length C/Rear Horn Length 14 more rows ...

How big are the Hardy holes in a 260 lb anvil?

Dimensions of hardy holes in some of the 260 # anvils may vary by up to 1/8. These are cast steel anvils and there is some degree of variation in the 260 lb Classic anvils hardy size. If you forge your hardy tools from old truck or car axles this should not have any impact on your tooling.

What is a good price for a hay Budden?

If you have to know a ball park value, a 150 lb hay budden in good shape usually will sell on Craigslist for $500. More sharing options... Thank you. More sharing options...

Why did they stop making anvils in the Bronze Age?

The wrought iron cultures could no longer make anvils the same way they had in the Bronze Age by casting. The new anvils made of the the rare new material and had to be forged. Stone anvils may have been used for a short time as the new metal could not be worked on the lower melting temperature bronze anvils.

What is an anvil used for?

Anvils are as massive as is practical, because the higher their inertia, the more efficiently they cause the energy of striking tools to be transferred to the work piece. In most cases the anvil is used as a forging tool. Before the advent of modern welding technology, it was a primary tool of metal workers.

Why are anvils so expensive?

Another reason that new anvils are expensive, is that they must be made out of a tough, impact resistant material. Cheap grey cast iron is way too brittle for the abuse that an anvil will be expected to endure, and building anvils out of wrought iron like the olden days is too uneconomical.

Why does an anvil have a steel plate face?

Many anvils have a steel plate face because it’s the best material (utility/cost) available for absorbing impacts. The fact of the matter is that even the most skilled smith will occasionally miss his stock and hit his anvil. If the anvil face was made of wrought iron, this impact would leave a noticeable dent.

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