Metal Works


Antique Cast Iron Book Press
Item #:
G4995
Description: Heavy cast iron press with wheel screw to tighten top plate. Top plate opens to maximum of 3 inches. Original paint and gold hand painted striping.
Materials: Painted & striped cast iron.
Dimensions: Height: 12-1/2" (closed). Width: 16". Depth: 10-1/4".
Locality and Period: Unknown maker. c.1900.
Comments: Bookbinder's would press loose leaves into press to hold them in place while sewing or gluing the binding. Useful as a press to flatten warped book boards. Used for block printing.
Price: ***SOLD***


Antique Cast Iron Cummins' No.52 Perforating Machine
Item #:
G4983
Description: Heavy cast iron desk top perforating machine in original paint having gold and red striping. Used to perforate/cancel stamps.
Materials: Painted & striped cast iron. Nickle handle cover.
Dimensions: Height: 9-3/4". Width: 11-1/2". Depth: 7-3/4".
Locality and Period: Chicago or New York. c.1892.
Comments: Model 52 from the B.F. Cummins Perforator Company of Chicago, Illinois. This machine has a width to accommodate a row of five regular sized stamps which necessitates a sheet of stamps being folded or separated in half prior to the perforating operation. These groups of pins forming the set of initials are so spaced that when one-half sheet of regular sized stamps are perforated, the design appears in the center of each stamp. It is common, therefore, to find more recent stamps with their varying sizes having split or off-center perforations and, of course, double-sized stamps will contain part of an extra set of initials, or two sets due to the width of the stamp.
Price: $125.00


Antique Brass Jesus, Mary & Joseph Base Crucifix
Item #:
G4982
Description: Brass crucifix on 3 sided base having busts of Jesus, Virgin Mary & Joseph. Cast iron weight inside base with an iron square nut.
Materials: Brass. Cast iron weight & nut.
Dimensions: Height: 13-1/2"". Width: 5-3/4". Depth: 3-1/2".
Locality and Period: Unmarked. c.1900.
Comments: Nice table top or mantle sized crucifix.
Price: $59.00


Antique Cast Iron Umbrella/Fireplace Stand
Item #:
G4684
Description: Cast iron stand having upper serpent head holders and ornate handle. Lower shell shaped drip pan.
Materials: Cast iron.
Dimensions: Height: 25-3/4". Width: 13". Depth: 10-1/2".
Locality and Period: Foundries throughout the U.S. c.1900.
Comments: Used to hold umbrellas or store fireplace tools.
Price: $65.00



Pair Early Wrought Iron with Brass Finial Andirons
Item #:
G4022
Description: Pair hand wrought iron andirons with wrought iron "Fire Dogs" having brass ball finials.
Materials: Wrought iron. Brass finials.
Dimensions: Height: 21-1/2". Width: 10". Depth: 17".
Locality and Period: American. 19th Century.
Comments: Fine wrought iron craftsmanship. Original brass ball finials.
Price: ***SALE***WAS: $195.00, NOW: $145.00*** Pair


Pair Antique Cast Iron Architectural Stars & Mounting Brackets
Item #:
G4211
Description: Pair cast iron stars painted in a Confederate grey with iron mounting brackets.
Materials: Cast iron.
Dimensions: Height: 9". Width: 9-1/4". Depth: 25".
Locality and Period: Unknown American foundry. c.1875.
Comments: These are the REAL things, not the reproduction items easily found. The 24 inch long iron mounting brackets were installed through 3 layers of bricks to stabilize architectural construction or as decorative elements.
Price: $95.00 Pair


Cast Metal Mythical Plaque
Item #:
G2160
Description: Cast metal pendant plaque depicting mythical figures.
Dimensions: Width: 14-1/2".
Price: $165.00 NOW: $119.00