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Old 03-18-2008, 08:48 PM
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This is a private collection in north Texas, housed in an old gas station. Most of them were purchased at farm sales and auctions. The man who collected these anvils over the last 40 years, or so, passed away a few years ago and the collection is maintained by his widow, a very kind woman that went to school with my father. These pictures were originally shot at 8meg. If a better close-up is desired from some picture, just let me know and I'll see what I can do. And somewhere in these pictures is an anvil made by torch cutting it out of a solid block of steel.

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Sorry if this amounts to more salt in the wound or even a good ol' fashioned bloodletting.:evil: Just sharing some rare pictures with the group.

The first picture is from a rail yard and weighs 645lbs.
The third and fourth pictures are tinsmiths horns and are sitting in some rather rare Pexto swage plates.
The fifth picture is a Doctor's buggy on top of a wire spool. A spare set of wheels and more anvils, jacks and such. More close-ups later.
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:49 PM
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I'm not sure about the story with the bicycle.

Another picture of the Doctor's buggy....

More anvils..... On top of the spool is a hand-cranked forge and some tools.

The fourth picture, for those that are wondering and a little something to show the wife.... That is a Regina vaccum cleaner sitting on top of the old Coca-Cola machine.

The fifth picture is a Timex watch case full of miniature and jeweler's anvils.
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:50 PM
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In the fifthe picture you will see a forcing cone in the hardie hole on an anvil. As it should be.
In the first picture you see an anvil sitting on top of a forcing cone.....

The first picture has an anvil in the center that is the owner's favorite. It is a plastic anvil that was a prop in the Jim Carry movie, "The Grinch".

That's 10 inch heavy "H" beam that the anvils are sitting on.
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:51 PM
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The first picture is blacksmith's tools, and cast iron skillets. Note the old drill press.

The second picture is an overall view of the front. That big anvil has a shaping die on it for the sheetmetal that is used in a harness piece called blinders.

The third picture is kind of strange... Any ideas? It's some sort of a specialty anvil sitting on top of a home-made rail anvil.

The two barrels in the fourth picture are well over a hundred years old.
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:52 PM
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In the first picture, the bridge anvil on the left was used to forge and reshape the drill point for an oil well drill that was used nearly a hundred years ago. The bridge anvil on the right is more conventional.

In the second picture another overall view of the front.

In the third picture, a view of the back-side of the watch case full of little anvils.

In the fourth picture, a close up of some of the jacks.

In the fifth picture, a closeup of hammers, dollies, hardies, and swages
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:53 PM
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Most of the full size anvils weigh between 150lbs and 350lbs.

Just for cutter....
A little Allis-Chambers lawn tractor.
You can barely see a sissor lift out of an old dentist chair used to move the anvils into place.
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:03 AM
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My arm is sore just looking at the pics.
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:09 AM
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