Water_Operator1
A friend that I volunteer with at a historic iron furnace has an old anvil that we cannot identify.  He can make out the following letters about one-half inch high on one side: G O * D * R O T.  The asterisks are letters that are illegible.  Yes, it's kind of like playing a game of Wheel of Fortune, not knowing the rest of the letters.  He is moving into a retirement village and is wondering about the value as he cannot take it with him.  Thanks for any ideas.
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jmccustomknives
Got any picks of the anvil.  That will help start the identification process.  I'll look in my book and see if any have those letters, however not knowing how they are arranged makes it difficult.  Kind of like playing wheel of fortune with all the letter blocks ran together.

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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Water_Operator1
JMC,

i hope to get some photos.  My understanding is that the letters were in the order given. If it’s a name, it’s probably (is) an off brand.  I don’t have an anvil reference book (can’t get to PABA’s library with current situation).  I hoped someone might have a good reference to check out.

Thanks.
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jmccustomknives
I've got Postman's book.  There's not a anvil company listed that starts with "G O".  That being said, some companies would rebrand to be sold at local hardware stores and such so that isn't uncommon.  Pictures will help identify if it's American, English, Western German or Swedish in origin.  Also good pics can tell us if it's cast or forged.  

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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Water_Operator1
James,  Just wanted to let you know that I haven't received any photos to try and ID the anvil.  The gentleman that has it is a fellow volunteer at the Casting House of an old historic iron furnace where we deem sand casting (of aluminum) and explain the iron-making process.  With his prepping to move into a retirement community, along with the restrictions and limitations of this Cover-19 mess, I'm guessing he's got a lot more to think about.  I hope to get more information and possibly see it once we can start more activities at the furnace village.
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