200 lb. AJAX TRENTON Blacksmith Anvil W Nice Long Heel
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Sold Date: 07/01/2008
Channel: Online Auction
Matchlessantiques is offering collectors and smiths this Beautiful AJAX TRENTON Blacksmith Anvil. This anvil features a long horn and heel. T are some use marks on this anvil's horn and face. The edges are clean. One edge has a slight factory defect in it that doesn't affect its use. Postman's book states that Trenton anvils that weren't perfect were sometimes marked with the name AJAX and sometimes right over the original Trenton Trademark (as is in this case). See page 355 in Anvils In America. Pictures say a thousand words, so please, take a real close look. This is a ONE DAY AUCTION.According to Richard Postman's book, Anvils In America, Trenton anvils were made by The Columbus Forge & Iron Company of Columbus, Ohio. They began production in the U.S. in 1898 and continued forging anvils until 1953. This anvil's trademark is faint but recognizable. It has the weight mark, "200" and serial number, "174689", marked on the front foot. Trenton anvils were made of solid wrought iron with a cast steel base. They were faced with a Swedish Tool Steel plate when available. The company advertised their anvils to have a superior shape, perfectly ground faces, straight holes, long pointed horns, long hard faces and tails, tempered edges to prevent chipping and a good clear ring. According to the serial number this anvil was made in 1919. Information credited to Richard Postman's book, Anvils In America. Signed copies of this interesting and informative book are available. Please write if you are interested in purchasing your own copy. This anvil has a nice ring and an excellent rebound. This anvil would make any blacksmith's day. The anvils measurements are: overall length 32 5/8", face 4" X 20 1/4", horn 12 3/8", height 12", hardie hole 1 1/8", prichel hole 5/8", base 10" x 12 1/4", actual weight 199 pounds. You won't be disappointed with this anvil, I guarantee it or your money back, less return shipping. SHIPPING : I listed an "approx." shipping cost of $115.00 for business to business shipping (does not include insurance). Please note, your actual shipping cost may be higher depending w you live. T is NO international shipping. If you would like a guaranteed rate quote, please write and include your zip code.
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