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Old 10-04-2006, 02:05 AM
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Sorry I have not been on the forum for a while, in a hell of a Law Suit. Passed by my favorite pawn shop yesterday and spotted a real nice Anvil, marked on lower front 171 #, couldnt quite read the name, there was a circle with a arm (from shoulder) swinging a mini sledge hammer and a name arched, inside the circle at the top and it looked it might say VULCAN, any ideas as to desireabally? He was asking $250.
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Old 10-04-2006, 04:03 AM
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http://www.abana.org/resources/discu...tml?1141699333

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Anvils manufactured in the early 20's.

Vulcan, made entirely of tough untempered steel. The body is charcoal iron, and the face is covered with one solid piece of tool steel welded to the body.

You could do no better in anvils if you pick it up for that price. Walk in with 2oo cash and he might go for it.

There is a lot of information on the Vulcan line of anvils and other such tooling.

Check out the link I attached. Another forum I cruise at times and their discussion of Badger and Vulcan anvils.

Mine on the farm is a 300 lb Vulcan, one of the later ones manufactured. They did a lot of their anvils taylor made if you will. Ordered to suit in size, face, holes and type of horn offeredb etc.

Anything over a 150 lbs will make a useful hammer rest. But they'll all make you sweat. lol

If the face is fairly clear of chips, cracks etc and the face (back) is not swayed too badly, you've got yourself a good deal. Even for 250.
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Old 10-04-2006, 04:04 AM
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Widetrack, welcome back from your lawsuit.
Sounds like you have indeed encountered a Vulcan anvil, aka Arm & Hammer, from the Illinois Iron and Bolt
Company of Carpentersville, IL. I don't pretend to know firsthand of them but Google is still our friend
in such matters; I found a lot of links without really trying.

http://www.jamesriser.com/Machinery/...Equipment.html

Here's a 100 pounder you can buy on ebay for $129:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Vulcan-Anvil-56_...QQcmdZViewItem
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Cutter, up late or up early?
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Old 10-04-2006, 04:16 AM
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Old 10-04-2006, 04:35 AM
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Old 10-04-2006, 05:22 AM
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Wide,

Good to see you back. Looks like you got some good advice on the anvil. How's the MM 350P running for you?
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Old 10-04-2006, 08:31 PM
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I've really been missing SFT. Suit started in Mar. and still going strong, had to go thru 15,000 pages and more is on the way Did use the 350p on pulse to weld a motor cycle frame 4130 tubing, worked great. Well I passed on the Anvil at $200, top was straight but didnt look quite right, looked like it had been replaced or welded on. What looked funny was the top at the end opposite the horn was tapered out to about 3/16" at the end edge. The top may have been milled or maybe the tops where made that way, I though they were the same thickness full length. Just dont know much about them.
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Old 10-04-2006, 09:46 PM
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Just about any anvil you find is going to have issues. People have been known to beat the snot out of them with big hammers and such.

Vulcan anvils have nothing to do with Arm and Hammer anvils. The logo is similar, that's it. The Arm and Hammer was produced by the Columbus Anvil and Forging Co. between 1900 and 1950. The Vulcan was built by, as cutter said, the Illinois Iron and Bolt Co. They were made up until 1969 or so. They were mostly bought by farms, schools and smaller shops, places that didn't depend on making a living from using an anvil. I got this from Richard Postman's " Anvils in America". Cast iron anvils are not considered to be as high of quality as a forged steel or a wrought iron anvil. One thing about a cast iron w/ steel faced anvil, they don't ring. If you were working in a residential neighborhood where noise complaints were possible that Vulcan, or, preferably, an Eagle, would be the anvils to have.
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Old 10-07-2006, 02:54 PM
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Bgott,

Strange world as I just came across that Book Title and was going to post over here and here it is in your post

http://www.anvilfire.com/sales/books_index.htm

Anvils in America
By Richard Postman
The anvil book of the century.
Third printing with color slip cover
Personaly inscribed on buyer request.
3rd Printing SOLD OUT! Fourth in progress
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