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 Hammers / Blacksmith Tools / Anvils / Hardies
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Past Sales Archive

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Special Note Concerning Prices Seen Below:
Most prices seen reflect actual sale results from this website.
Prices seen span a long time and may not reflect current values.  Some are selling for more, many now sell for less.
On other pieces you will see no price, or a price range, with or without an explanation.  The reasons for that are discussed on the FAQ page.

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antique saw tools10 Saw Makers Hammers    You can find saw makers hammers from time to time, and they are usually found one at a time and / or at tool shows or tool auctions. The collector got these as a set, and his tag mentions that he got 11 for one money at one location.  Well here are 9 from saw set that set of 11, and what looks to be another dog face he got elsewhere. In addition to the dog face versions, there are also straightening hammers, and the very interesting looking cross face hammers.  Be sure to look at all of the saw hammers It is a rare find to have them all together, and that saw hammer is the way I want to sell them.     

Good+ . . . . .$750.00 / Lot          SOLD!!  








3 Antique / Vintage Hammers3 Antique / Vintage Hammers  

Good +   . . . . .$25.00 / choice         ALL SOLD!!









Ship Caulking Mallet w/ 3 IronsShip Caulking Mallet w/ 3 Irons  Black Mesquite?  I see no maker name / marks  Not all beat up, and pretty Nice!!    The three irons are not included and are offered separately for $15.00 each.

Good + . . . . . .  $75.00      SOLD!!








Thayers Patent HammerThayers Patent Hammer  This is a classic multi tool / hammer.  I believe he made another multi-tool that is also quite well known, the 8 in one trivet.  Hard to find.

Good . . . . . .$125.00        SOLD





2 Double Claw Hammers2 Double Claw Hammers  There are real ones, and made up fake ones.  These are both real.   

Good . . . . . .$125.00  / Each  SOLD







Ship Builders Mesquite Caulking MalletShipbuilders Black Mesquite Caulking Mallet This is really nice, and shows nice use, but not abuse.  Still a lifetime of caulking left in it.  I do not see any makers mark. 

Good  . . . . .$125.00      SOLD!!





Ship Builders Caulking MalletShip Builders Caulking Mallet  Unmarked as to maker, but it is well done and very nice.  The ends are not all beat up, and I believe it is black mesquite.  It is in super condition.

Good + . . . . . .$125.00          SOLD!!






Misc Leather CuttersFreemont Cutting Dies   This looks to be a starter set of various profile leather or tin cutters that looks to have seen little use.  The leatherette case is falling apart, but the cutters themselves look like new. 

Good + . . . . .$55.00          SOLD!





Blacksmith Traveler4 Travelers   There are a lot of different versions of these available, and here is a good representation of what use to be out there.  From utilitarian to art.   From the top.  

#1 With Nickel plated wheel & unusual guide . . . . . Good+. . . . . $85.00 SOLD!

#2 Loop Handle w/ pointer  . . . . .  Good+ . . . . . .$65.00         SOLD!  

#3 Primitive Divided Half Circle  ....  Good+ . . . . . $40.00    SOLD!

#4 Manufactured and marked both sides Solid Handle  . . . . .  Good . . . . .$45.00        SOLD!


sand casting toolsMolders / Foundry Sand Casting Molding Tools   Everything one would need to create the perfect casting, if he had the right sand and the skills.  See the pics for close-ups of groups.   

Good+ . . . .$295.00 / Lot  SOLD!





30" Baker & Hamilton Blacksmith Bellows 30" NOS Baker & Hamilton Blacksmith Bellows This super piece of California history is 48" tall x 30" across, is NOS, and was never used.   When I got it still had the original pieces of leather strapping holding it shut.  Over the years there was some drying of the leather, but I believe that between the softening treatments I gave it, and the ones that you give it, this great piece will still be serviceable.  There is one small 3" tear in the leather up near the nozzle end on one side, but this would be repairable without redoing all of the leather.  The overall condition is wonderful and the stencil coming from California's most famous Hardware store is super. You just do not see them in this sort of condition, ever.

Good . . . . .$395.00        SOLD

 

Blacksmith 90 LB AnvilBlacksmith 90 lb. Anvil   This 90 pound anvil has a nice ring to it.  It is in nice condition noting just a few chips along the top edge and some minor pitting on the horn and other surfaces.   It is clearly marked 90 lbs, and there is more writing, and a symbol that looks like a shield, but it is hard to make out. 

Good + . . . . .$295.00       SOLD!




Blacksmith 90 LB Anvil230 lb. Peter Wright Blacksmith Anvil   This anvil has a nice ring to it.  It is in nice condition noting just a few chips along the top edge and some minor pitting on the horn and other surfaces.  

Good + . . . . .$495.00        SOLD!





Blacksmith 90 LB Anvil250 lb. Blacksmith  Swage Block This is nice noting just a few chips along the top edge and some minor pitting .  

Good + . . . . .$395.00       SOLD!








Peter Wright 200 lb Wrought Iron Anvil Peter Wright 202 lb Wrought Iron Blacksmiths Anvil  This anvil is by one of the premier English makers and is a pretty nice example.  It measures approx 27" long and is about 5" across with a 1" hardy hole.  The weight designation is stamped on the front face 1- 3 - 6.  So is the Peter Wright name and solid wrought stamp.  There are some dents and dings on the face from where the last user used this area to work.  This anvil has a nice solid ring to it, and good rebound.  There is minimal chipping along the edge, and no other damage to be noted.  A nice piece!!

Free pick-up, or delivery by me along the west coast for a reasonable amount.  Freight to other locations can be worked out. 

Good +. . . . . . $500.00     SOLD!!





400 lb. Blacksmith Anvi400 lb. Blacksmith Anvil  This Large / Heavy Forged Blacksmith Anvil weighs approx. 400 lb.  The dimensions are listed off below.   In trying to figure out the weight and using sizes of other similar anvils, or a rough formula I found for determining anvil weights, it is 400 lbs. or more.  I also took it to the local feed store to get it weighed, and their digital scale errored out as it approached 400.  They said that meant it weighed more than the 400 lb. capacity of the scale.   To get it out of the truck I had to use a block and tackle with 5 pulleys, and it was still a chore to lift it.

I see no maker name or weight numbers on the sides or on the base.  The only markings I can find are the two # 2's on either side of the moving hole under the horn. (see Pics).  I know they DO NOT represent the weight as stamped numbers sometimes can. 

The edges are pretty clean and I see no other damage.  Again, look at all the pics.  It has an even high pitched ring, and good rebound when hit with a hammer.  The one other feature of note I see that might help identify it are the notches on both sides at the bottom.  I did not see that feature on any other anvils in all the pics I looked at trying to identify this.  If there is somebody out there that knows the maker, I would be happy to learn it.  Thanks. 

This anvil can be picked up here in Northern CA, or I will deliver it along the west coast on my schedule for a reasonable fee.  I will be driving to Texas and beyond in late summer, but that is months away.    Beyond that it is going to be dropped off at a shipping place strapped on a pallet and shipping / freight costs are on the buyer.

The dimensions are:
36" Long
15" Tall
base 12" x 13 1/2"
Top plate  22" x 5 1/2"
Horn 14"
Hardy Hole 1 1/2"
Round Hole  3/4"

Good +. . . . . . . SOLD!     




Peter Wright 41 lb. AnvilPeter Wright 41 lb. Anvil  Super nice!  Great Condition, Great Ring.  Great Stamping.  Great Size!!

The dimensions are:
16 3/8" Long
7 1/2" Tall
base 6" x 6 1/2"
Top plate  2 3/4" x 10 1/4"
Horn 6 1/4"
Hardy Hole 3/4"
Round Hole  1/2"

Fine  . . . . . . $295.00         SOLD!!





85 lb. Trenton Blacksmith Anvi85 lb. Trenton Blacksmith Anvil  The Trenton name and the 85 weight stamp in LB. are on one side.  The base of the feet have a 0 stamped on them as well.  Some edge chipping, but all in all pretty nice.  Good rebound.  Nice!!

Good +. . . . . $225.00      HOLD!!










Hay Budden / Brooklyn NY 120 lb. AnvilHay Budden / Brooklyn NY 120 lb. Anvil  This anvil by H & B has seen considerable use and has some chips.  Good ring.  2/ lb.  

Good . . . . $395.00      SOLD!






Blacksmith Stake Anvil Swage Block / Anvil HardyBlacksmith Blow Horn Forming Stake Anvil - Swage Block / Anvil Hardy  This type hardy would be used by a Tinsmith Silversmith Armour and Forge.   Good condition.   
 

Good + . . . . . $125.00       SOLD!!








Blacksmith Pexto #927 Creasing Stake Anvil Tinsmith HardyPexto #927 Creasing Stake Anvil Blacksmith Blow Horn Tinsmith Hardy This Pexto #927 Creasing Stake is in excellent condition.Very flat with good edges.Clearly marked. Weighs 11 lbs..   Unusual & Nice!!

Good + . . . . . $150.00       SOLD!!









Milton Blacksmith Stake Plate / Swage Block / Anvil Hardy"Milton" Blacksmith Stake Plate / Swage Block / Anvil Hardy These are the largest hardies i have ever seen. They weigh in between 9 lbs and 17 lbs.  The post on these oversize hardies measures approx. 1 5/8" and tapers to be even bigger.    I was told they were for use in large Blacksmiths Stake Plates / Swage Blocks or anvils.  I have never seen an anvil hardy hole over 1 1/2" and I have a 400 lb one in the front yard.   All are in good condition with just light rust and no damage to speak of.  This long taper weighs 13 lbs., is 8 1/2" long and tapers from 3 - 3 1/2. 

Unusual & Nice!!

Good + . . . . . $75.00      SOLD!!



Milton Blacksmith Stake Plate / Swage Block / Anvil Hardy"Barth" Blacksmith Stake Plate / Swage Block / Anvil Hardy Same as above w/ different maker or foundry name.   The post measures approx. 1 5/8" and tapers to be even bigger.    I was told they were for use in large Blacksmiths Stake Plates / Swage Blocks or anvils.  Good condition with just light rust and no damage to speak of.  This long taper weighs 13 lbs., is 8 1/2" long and tapers from 3 - 3 1/2.  Unusual & Nice!!

Good + . . . . . $45.00      SOLD!!




Blacksmith Stake Plate / Swage Block / Anvil HardyBlacksmith Long Post Stake Anvil / Swage Block / Anvil Hardy This is approx. 15" tall. The top measures approx. 5 x 2 1/2 with a round and flat end.  Unusual & Nice!!

Good + . . . . . $15.00       SOLD!!






Blacksmith Stake Plate / Swage Block / Anvil Hardy"Barth" Blacksmith Stake Plate / Swage Block / Anvil Hardy Same as above.     The post measures approx. 1 5/8" and tapers to be even bigger.     All are in good condition with just light rust and no damage to speak of.  This shorter tapered dome or curved top one is 12 lbs. and about 6" long.  It tapers from 4 - 4 1/2.   Unusual & Nice!!

Good + . . . . . $65.00      SOLD!!







Milton Blacksmith Stake Plate / Swage Block / Anvil Hardy"Milton" Blacksmith Stake Plate / Swage Block / Anvil Hardy  This flat top hardy is 4 1/4"  x 5 1/4.  The post measures 1 3/4" and tapers slightly larger.     Unusual & Nice!!

Good + . . . . . $95.00       SOLD!!










Milton Blacksmith Stake Plate / Swage Block / Anvil Hardy"Milton" Blacksmith Stake Plate / Swage Block / Anvil Hardy These are the largest hardies I have ever seen. They weigh in between 9 lbs and 17 lbs.  The post on these oversize hardies measures approx. 1 5/8" and tapers to be even bigger.    I was told they were for use in large Blacksmiths Stake Plates / Swage Blocks or anvils.  I have never seen an anvil hardy hole over 1 1/2" and I have a 400 lb. one in the front yard.   All are in good condition with just light rust and no damage to speak of.  This large 6" dia. round hardy w/ flat side weighs 17 lbs.     

Unusual & Nice!!

Good + . . . . . $95.0     SOLD!!





Blacksmith Stake Plate / Swage Block / Anvil HardyMushroom Dome Top Blacksmith Stake Plate / Swage Block / Anvil Hardy  This long mushroom / dome shape top hardy has a number 965 cast into the side or shank and no name.  It is 9 lbs. and the dome top is approx. 3" dia.     

Unusual & Nice!!

Good + . . . . . $75.00      SOLD!!







leather shavesFarrier / Horse Shoe Sizer    These are pretty hard to find.  I have seen a few different versions over the years and this is one of the more complicated.  They would make for a neat collection.

Good . . . . . .$125.00       SOLD!



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This is just a sample of the many antique tools we have sold.
Click link to see other Sales Archive Pages on this Site.

We can help you sell quality Antiques Contact Us.

For further info on consigning / selling your antiques with us please see our FAQ page, the Appraisal / Selling Page and the Selling Your Collection Pages.

Our current offering of Antiques for sale are at our sister Website Patented-Antiques.com.


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