I am looking at an old anvil to buy. The fellow wants $150 for it. It is 105 lbs. The edges and face seem to be in reasonable condition, no obvious chips or anything like that, no dishing formed in the face, lots of little dents. He gave me the following information. The word "Gibford" is formed in raised letters on the side. Below that is a raised disk with now-illegible markings stamped into it. The face steel is of different character than the steel of the body, but has no dead spots. He used it for farrier work and says it was a good anvil.
Do the raised lettering and disk imply that the body of the anvil is cast?
Do the stamped markings imply that the body is steel?
Has anyone heard of Gibford?
Is this a reasonable price?