22 pound (forged) John Brooks
Here is a 22 pound forged John Brooks anvil. Many are familiar with Brooks for their high quality cast anvils, their forged anvils were the predecessor to those. This one is stamped "John Brook - Stourbridge - Warranted". This stamp style is earlier than the 24 pounder listed. The profile and style is circa 1860/1870's. The face has dings in it, but still has good rebound. The edges are a bit mushroomed, but it could be easily cleaned up, or left as is. Marked "22" on the opposite side.