Hubley Manufacturing Company was founded in 1894 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The Hubley Company made accurate metal replicas of Model A Fords and other cars for many years; for example, there are 7 Model A Ford body styles alone: Sedan, Station Wagon, Coupe, Roadster, Roadster Pickup, Victoria, and Phaeton. The Penny Bank Book by Andy and Susan Moore, Schiffer Publishing Ltd. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Viet nam, Uruguay. Feel the texture of the doorstop, including its edges along the back or bottom. The solid cast iron rabbit is in excellent condition, with no breaks, repairs or damage.
Contact David Hillier for details. Reproductions tend not to be as detailed. Only been wiped with a damp cloth. Please see all the photos. Please view the photos, they add to the description. Thanks for visiting and shopping at Collectics! Inspect the paint finish on the piece. Then, colorists used a variety of hues to highlight important details, usually only on the side that would face toward the room.
Seams in the casting, if any, are usually tighter on the original doorstops. I felt he was very knowledgeable and I received a fair deal. We enjoy finding vintage, antique, hard to find toys, collectible items and more! Antique Cast Iron Door Stop. If the paint finish looks brand new and not quite neat, the piece is likely a reproduction. Even with modern conveniences like air conditioning and central heat, using cast iron doorstops in the home is a savvy low-energy, and attractive way to let the air circulate. Outstanding example with fantastic old white paint! This is a rare size that stands about 7in tall. There should not be a name or initials that imply any other manufacturer.
This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Uruguay. This item can be shipped to United States. Only the best collector books and price guides on collecting antiques and collectibles, plus Amazon. John Wright bought the old Hubley doorstop molds and began his replicating these styles in the early 1940s. This anthropomorphic doorstop of a gentleman rabbit wearing a suit, is an early 20th century doorstop from the Albany Foundry in Albany, New York. If the piece feels rough and grainy, it is likely a reproduction.
This item can be shipped to United States. Determining whether or not a piece is an authentic antique is something that can best be done by an appraiser in person. A nice cast iron Hubley painted cat door stop. It is black with a grey distressed finish. If you have any additional questions, I will try to respond promptly. This includes a number depicting various dog breeds, which continue to be some of the most popular with collectors.
Weighs a hefty 16 lbs. Other motifs include flower baskets, people, ships, cottages and other animals. Look carefully at the wear patterns on the doorstop, and remember most old doorstops were used for their original purpose of holding doors open. Just wear to paint and the back appears to have has a black marker write on it. Small chipping of paint is acceptable, but there should be no repainting of an antique item.
Some types of items for sale are: Collectibles, fragrances, vintage toys and other hard to find items. Woven flower basket tied with a bow. As with so many antiques and collectibles, a damaged or chipped original painted surface is more desirable than one that has been beautifully repainted and fixed up in modern times. In some cases, the original production run was low because the designs failed to find a market, because they were too costly to produce, because the foundry was in business for a relatively short time, and sometimes just due to poor quality or design. While Hubley may be best known for toys, the company also produced a vast array of hand-painted. The casting process allowed the master craftsmen to create an array of whimsical, varied designs.
This piece is in very good condition with nice patina as shown, with no breaks or damage. The more of the original painted surface that remains, the better. Shows signs of wear from age and use. The safest way to proceed would be to pick up a Lead Check test kit — these will usually be found in the paint department of any hardware store. Most of the paint loss is on the tusks. The solid cast iron rabbit weighs just over 5 pounds. Full figural cast iron door stopper.
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Or, check out our or for Process, Numbers Page, and more. The Hubley Manufacturing Company was first incorporated in 1894 in. Original paint is worn, about 50% coverage; H: 5. The mold marks in old casting were generally ground off by hand using a file, while reproductions are cleaned up using power tools and tumblers, leaving coarser grinding marks. The first toys Hubley produced were made of cast iron.