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Hello, I received this anvil and would like to know more about who made it, it’s age, the concave bottom and how the maker got it to ring like it does! Someone told me to drop a ball bearing on face in different places and see what kind of rebound it has.. It bounces almost back up to my hand! Maybe 85-90% of the way. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Kacy8261
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 American Star? Also what would be it's value? Dimensions: Height: 11 1/2" Face: 14" x 4 1/4" Horn: currently 6" but missing tip Hardy hole: 1 1/4" Pritchel hole: 1/2" Star: 3" wide, 2 1/2" tall Oval Cavity on bottom: 2 1/2" x 1 3/4" x 8 3/4" deep Notched rear foot: 1 3/4" Waist: 8 3/4" weight: 100+ pounds Rebound: 60%-90%