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Star anvil, also known as American Star. Made in Trenton, NJ from about 1855 to about 1870. Made in a similar way to Fisher anvils, with a tool steel plate over a cast iron body. Their distinguishing characteristic is an oval core hole in the base of the anvil. This core was thought to facilitate cooling of the main mass of iron and to reduce stresses. This anvil is a very rare Hornless Star. About 200 lbs. No, the horn is not broken off and it is not a sawmakers; it was made this way.
I got an anvil from a local scrap yard today that I think is an American Star Anvil (1850-1860). It has a five pointed star on the side of the body and has an oval cavity on the bottom. It has a steel face and either a cast or wrought body. I think it is wrought since the body pings. The only markings on it are the five point star. The handling hole in front is square and the one in back is round. It has no table on the horn which makes me question if its an American star since all the other American Star anvils that I've seen have a table on the horn. Can anyone help me confirm that it is an