I would like help in establishing the serial number and manufacture date of this Hay Budden anvil I inherited from my neighbor when he died. To my eyes, the carefully struck Hay Budden logo on the front suggests earlier manufacture rather than later. The anvil clearly saw hard use in its past. What kind of work would have produced this kind of wear? This one seems to have the horn closer to a smith standing facing the front or label face.
Just got my first Hay Budden anvil.
I love Hay Budden Anvils!
Serial number is Could anyone who owns the book or knows possibly tell me how old this thing is? Welcome aboard, have you read this yet?
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Recommended Posts. Posted January 11, Hi, I'm interested in finding out information on this anvil.
Hay Budden anvil dating chart. Blacksmith Tools Blacksmithing Metal Art Knives Dating Personalized Items Creative Furniture. More information Saved by GC. People also love these ideas. Metal Projects Welding Projects Metal Crafts Forging Metal Metal Welding Forging Tools Metal Working Tools Metal Tools Blacksmithing Knives. Oct 26, This quick and dirty guide to anvil identification is a combination of a few sources, the ABANA website (the new website does not include the older forum info, for some reason), Richard Postman's book Anvils in America and will be ated as needed. Feb 28, In , Hay-Budden claimed that there were over , of their anvils in use. Hay-Budden advertising says: 'Every Hay-Budden Anvil is made of the best American Wrought iron and faced with the best Crucible Cast Steel. Every genuine Hay-Budden Anvil is made by the latest improved methods.
Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Posted January 12, I didn't realize that HB was only in business for 36 years.
Posted January 17, Family troubles with the owners, the depression, and lessening demand led to HB demise. But in that 36 years, they made overquality anvils!
How many did Fisher make? Posted January 18, Ralph Coleman. Posted July 8, Welcome Ralph Have you read this yet?
Jun 18, That serial number puts the anvil manufacture date as late Certainly towards the end of the year as Hay Budden used serial numbers from - for the year Jun 18, #4 Thatoneguy
Posted July 9, ArkieSuch use is copyright infringement in Canada, too. Postman could give that use his approval, but that is up to him. Dan Mac. Won't happen again.
Posted July 10, SLAG, good info on the Canadian copyright laws also. Thanks for adding that.
Jan 11, Hay Budden made anvils from around till They are considered one of the best brand anvils. Your anvil obviously has some use and chipping, but it is still fully functional for another few hundred years of pounding. anvils which will take a harder temper and be less liable to chip than any on the market. Every anvil is thoroughly tested before it leaves our works; and the blacksmith whocwants a strictly first-class anvil can make no mistake in purchasing a "HAY-BUDDEN." GUARANTEE Should this anvil break at the waist within one year from date Of purchase, it. 21 results for hay budden anvil. Save this search. Not finding what you're looking for? Save hay budden anvil to get e-mail alerts and ates on your Feed. + 7 S 0 P O N S O A R P A 7 E E D U J-1 0 F J Price. Under $ - apply Price filter. $ to $1, - apply Price filter. Over $1, - apply Price filter.
Posted July 11, It's been a long party weekend and you know how blacksmiths, the 4th of July and parties are. Frosty The Lucky. SenorFrosty, Great news about the party.
Jer, Sorry I missed the party. You seem to have survived the heat wave. An eighteen ounce ball peen hammer rebounds beautifully about as high as the initial drop everywhere but on the hanging end and cutting table.
Is there anything I can do to "see" the joint between a wrought iron body the steel top portion, half or half-inch plate?
Given the rust on this anvil that may be an even bigger challenge. I can't claim to be much of a knife maker.
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I am a member of the California Rare Fruit Growers and made these to improve my technique in bark grafting on citrus. I used the anvil to flatten the blade before I bent it, but a piece of old railroad track would probably have been sufficient. The knife is used as a draw knife to flatten a round branch after the wood has been exposed by slitting and folding back the 'slipping' bark a seasonal phenomenon.
If anyone is interested, a friend who does not flatten his branches posted a tutorial here:. Hit the joint area with some sandpaper to get clean steel, and etch it lightly - should show a difference, if there is one. Neutralize, clean up, and put it to use. If it's not dead, you scored a hell of a deal.
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I agree with Chris. I sometimes come off as an "anvil snob," sorry.
If it works, use it! The "dead" area on the heel is probably where the face was totally milled off.
Since you know that, just don't work on heavy forging in that spot and you'll be fine. Since it looks like the heaviest forging you're doing is those grafting knives, it should last you a lifetime. Or at least until we can lure you over to the dark side and get you hooked on big blades.
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Posted February 16, edited. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Posted February 16, That's an interesting one.
Feb 26, I can also make out the lbs. just below the trademark That is also the place that Hay-Budden marked their thatliz.com the inspectors mark look under the horn on both sides of the handleing hole That mark is usually very deep. Looks like a very good anvil. Have fun.:giggle. Mar 21, Yes the original attempt at dating didn't take in account that the leading "A" went to a different set of serial number dates than just the plain numbers would. Great anvil and a very good price. I love my HB's thick hard faceit was finely pitted due to condensation rusting, (stored in a damp location in OH for 50 years or more) and have. Feb 17, I would like help in establishing the serial number and manufacture date of this # Hay Budden anvil I inherited from my neighbor when he died. I'm hoping that the weight and partial serial number will identify a unique anvil. My best guess at the S/N is 1 (2, 3 or 8) 4 (2, 3 or 8) 7 but I guess the first digit could also be a 4.
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