Matchlessantiques is offering collectors and smiths this "Champion" 400 Series Large Combination Forge. This forge was made by The Champion Blower & Forge Company of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Champion was one of the three "major" blacksmith tool makers in business beginning production is 1875. Besides Blowers and Bellows, they produced Forges, Anvils, Coachmaking Tools and Drills, Wheel / Tire making Tools and Machines and a variety of Blacksmith Tools. They were well know in the blacksmith community as quality tool makers.This forge is a Fixer-Upper for you smiths who are looking for a good forge that needs a little work. The good features are: The thick cast iron pan with patented coal box. No cracks anyw The Tuyere is usuable with operating ash dump (ash door not original). Blower mounting Arm. The areas that will need attention: Legs, they are old rusted and in rough shape. They do work and can be used, but don't look too good. The tuyere has a small crack. The Forge is supplied with the No. 400 Champion "Whirlwind" Blast Anti-Clinker Heavy Nest Tuyere Iron. This Tuyere, in combination with the high speed of the "Famous 400" Blower, produces a circular, rotary, "whirlwind", white heat blast which heats iron at least one third quicker and with equal saving in coal, as no heat is wasted by being blown up the chimney. The Nest Turyere has an old crack at the top, you can see w someone used something like liquid steel to repair it. The Tuyere is a replacable part of the forge if you decide to upgrade to a newer Tuyere. This forge comes with a Champion 400 Blower bracket that can be attached to the forge and used to mount a Champion 400 Blower (one of the best blowers made by Champion). The mounting bracket may not have been the exact bracket that came with the forger because only two of the holes in the bracket line up to holes in the forge. At least two more holes will have to be drilled in the bracket. The measurements are: 32" wide x 45" long, height 27", weight 225 lbs. This is a NO RESERVE auction, don't miss it. NOTE : I listed an "approx." shipping cost of $115.00 for business to business shipping (does not include insurance). Please be aware, your actual shipping cost may be higher depending w you live. If you want an exact shipping quote, please write and include your zip code. T is NO international shipping. If you would like a guaranteed rate quote, please write and include your zip code.
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