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I picked this anvil up a couple of years ago at a farm auction for $25 and have been wondering about it ever since I just cleaned it up with a wire brush and flap disc looking for any marks but can find none . any ideas?

the diamentions are
top- 5 1/2" x 6" x 6"
horn 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 2 3/4
heel 3 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 2
hole in base 3 3/8 x 2 7/8 x 1
pritchel hole ? 5/8"

wieght about 40-50lbs

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Have you checked with a grinder to see if it's steel? (spark test)

I would guess it was a cast iron one made in small runs by a small foundry somewhere. Post ACW and likely post 1900 and if I were guessing perhaps somewhere with a noticable scandanavian population as it looks to be based on a Swedish pattern anvil

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thank for the info Thomas I did a spark test and the results seem to indicate that it has a cast body, horn and heel with a steel top plate. I could not find a weld line so I do not know how thick the top plate is, not that it really matters that much I am just using it as a big xxx bench top paper weight any way :) and occational use as a stamping surface when adding a touch mark.

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