Thanks for all the advice from this group on selling my anvil (502 lb. 'bri
dge' or 'railroad' anvil). I think it was Gunner who kindly listed some an
vil prices which encouraged me to aim high in my sale.
Started on Craigslist at $2,200, dropped to $2,100 and eventually accepted
$1,600 cash. I did have an offer for $1,800 but the lower offer went to a
much better home (some 700 miles away). It will be used in a more historic
al sense and available to the public to view.
As an aside, I did mention that it had no markings. Research (by the buyer
) indicates that 'railroad' anvils were typically cast by the foundry neare
st the railroad yard and ergo there was no reason to brand them since they
were never going to be exposed to the retail market. "Nearest foundry" was
used probably because of the weight. Kind of makes sense and is believabl
Anyway, thanks for all the comments and the support from this group. BTW,
I never did get to use the anvil. Striking it rings out with an F# tone (o
ctave above middle C) with a long sustain. I will be using it as my ringto
ne for my phone. While it sold for less than 'top price', I did only pay $
0.20 per pound when I purchased it at a scrap yard.
- posted 9 years ago