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Columbian Hardware Co. Anvil

Columbian Anvil on well made wood stand with steel bolts and straps
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Columbian Anvil

Manufactured by Columbian hardware Company, Cleveland, OH. Original photo supplied by Mike Cook.

The Columbian Hardware Co. was located in Cleveland OH and made blacksmiths anvils from about 1905 to 1925. After that they distributed a Swedish made version of their anvil for about 2 years. During that time and until the 1990's they sold a small 10 pound bench or "craft" anvil as well as the famous Columbain ductile iron vises. Columbian anvils were a top quality cast steel anvil with a machined and heat treated face.

Columbian marked their anvils and vises with the C inside an upside down recessed triangle. They advertised that the base was always the same width and the anvil height for stability.

This anvil has a classic stand and hold down design. Even the wood block being undersized is common. I had an all metal stand that was similar.

Physical parameters of the anvil:

  • Over All Length 34"
  • Height: 13"
  • Face Width: 5"
  • Weight: Est. 400+ pounds (375 by catalog dimensions)
Small 34 Pound Columbian Anvil
Cute little anvil with personality.



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