1920's CAST IRON SCOTTISH TERRIER DOOR STOP DOORSTOP NR
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Sold Date: 02/07/2008
Channel: Online Auction
RARE 1920's - 1930's CAST IRON DOORSTOP DOOR STOP SPENCER FOUNDRY, GUILFORD, CONNECTICUT STANDING SCOTTISH TERRIER SCOTTY DOG SCOTTIE WEDGE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION! The I. S. Spencer Foundry was one of the earlier foundries in Connecticut, started by Isaac Stowe Spencer and his son in 1857, around the same time as Bradley and Hubbard in 1854 in Meriden, CT. The well-known Hubley Manufacturing Company was founded later in 1894 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Spencer originally produced agricultural implements and general iron hardware. By 1919, Spencer was one of the major foundries making doorstops, bookends and lamps. They were competing with Hubley and Bradley & Hubbard and selling extensively to shops in the New England area. Their pieces are highly valued today and this standing Scottish Terrier Wedge is one of the rarer dog doorstops. (see photo below from John and Nancy Smith's " The Doorstop Book ") He stands 7 3/4" tall by 8 5/8" long and is a wedge doorstop, meaning he is one sided with a wedge-shaped piece of iron that one would shove under the door to hold it open. The dog shows a little oxidation, but is in generally very good condition. Spencer most likely marked this piece with a paper label, which is no longer attached. Most of their pieces were marked with paper. It weighs approximately 4 pounds. Would make a great addition to a vintage cast iron dog or doorstop collection! T is No Reserve and Low Shipping with Insurance Included!
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