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Greetings 333,

 

Not so fast on the ASO...  I would have to see it in real life but I think it may be a badger..  Look at the cast bump under the heal.  Pre Vulcan.. Cast but a welded top... Made by the Illinois Iron and Bolt Co..   Reference AIA. page 143..   I hope this helps..

 

Forge on and make beautiful things

Jim

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Greetings 333,

 

I would go look for 100.  Take a small ball peen hammer and a bearing.  It has been outside and rusted cleaned up and painted.. They make handy anvils for students ..  Give the top a zap with the ball of the  hammer to see if it is hard..   Ya can't find much for 100.   Also the cut out on the base is a give away for a Badger... I have 2 that look the same..

 

Forge on and make beautiful things

Jim

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I second Jim's opinion on it being a Badger anvil. The slot in the rear foot and the bulge under the hardy hole is a tell-tale sign. Very rare anvil there. Just be sure to test the face and make sure it is a tool steel face and not a fully cast iron impersonator. 

-Crazy Ivan

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