The American Hone Co was purchased and moved to Moravia, Iowa in the early
1900's. This was specifically made to sharpen straight razors but really could
sharpen pretty much any edged tool. These types of hones were baked and could
be used wet, dry or with oil. This one is marked Non-filling Amalgamite
Non-Corrodible. It measures 5 1/4" x 2" x 3/8", has no chips or cracks. Its
marked Olean, N.Y. so it's an early example.