Fisher and Norris Eagle 100# Anvil

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 04, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
For auction is a 100# Fisher anvil. Anvil has some chips as seen in pictures. Anvil was cast in 1941. Overall lenth is 21 5/8" Height is 10 1/2" , 3 9/16" wide, 3/4 HH and a 9/16 PH. Of all of the American anvil manufactures, perhaps the one with the most history attached to it is that of the Fisher and Norris Eagle Anvil Works. This is for good reason. Not only was this company the first successful anvil manufacturer in the U.S., but they also managed to last longer than any of their competition - they were the last of the major manufactures to stop producing anvils.

The Fisher and Norris Eagle Anvil was founded in 1843 and produced anvils through December 14 1979 � a total of 136 years. It is estimated that during their long history that they produced over 400,000 anvils � more than any other American anvil maker.

A clear difference between anvils made by Fisher was in the basic construction. Most conventional anvils are made of a wrought-iron body and a steel face. Anvils made by Fisher were different in that they were made with a body of cast iron with a welded steel face. By and large, most smiths prefer the wrought iron bodied anvils for the simple reason that they have the characteristic �ring� when working on them. Fisher anvil, by comparison, have more of a �thunk� sound when struck. On a wrought bodied anvil, a �thunk� sound is an indication that the anvil is �dead� or in other words, the weld between the face and the body has broken. For this reason, many people, even to this day, mistake Fisher anvils as being inferior in quality and are often passed over.

One advantage the Fisher anvils had over their counterparts is that they did not settle in the face or belly like all wrought-iron anvils would do over time when put to heavy use. Regardless of the �ring� issue, t is no mistake to the fact that Fisher anvils were preferred by many blacksmiths, industries, and even the United States Government, which is evident by the fact that they continued to buy and depend on the anvil that became to be know as �Old Reliable.�

The Anvil boxed up weighs 135lbs. The box is 22"x22''x14", You can check shipping cost at or you can email me and I'll check it for you .Item will be shipped from 36271.