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Grey Iron Casting Co. Cast Iron Civil War Confederate & Union Soldier Doorstop/Bookend Set for Sale

$225.00

Grey Iron Casting Co. Cast Iron Civil War Confederate & Union Soldier Doorstop/Bookend Set

We believe this set of Civil War Confederate and Union soldier bookends/doorstops was manufactured by Grey Iron Casting Company of Mount Joy, Pennsylvania.

These pieces are in very good all original condition with no breaks, restorations, repairs, or touch-ups. These pieces show the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, missing accessories, and wear that is to be expected from age and use. These are approximately 7″ H. We encourage you to examine the photographs to further determine condition and quality.

 

 

A brief history of the Grey Iron Casting Co. of Mount Joy, Pennsylvania:

1840-1979(?)

Founders:  Henry S. Stauffer and S. N. Earby

When Kenton Manufacturing Company closed in 1908 Grey Iron got the molds for all of their models of safe banks, and when Kenton reopened in 1910 Grey Iron returned the patterns and molds, but continued to manufacture Kenton’s safe banks also. In 1913, the Grey Iron Casting Co. catalog included hardware, cast iron toys, novelties, and house furnishing specialties. Grey Iron suspended cast iron toy manufacturing in 1941 to build munitions but returned in the 1950s manufacturing sets of American Continental soldiers.

Specialty: Cast iron banks and toys 1903-1925, Grey Klip Army toy soldiers (1917-1941) in cast iron, nickel-plated. “Iron Men” series, 1936; “Uncle Sam`s Defender”, 1938. The firm produced miniatures under the name “Greyklip Armies”; also an “American Family” series just before WWII.

Other names: 1840-1901 The Brady Machine Shop, 1901-1906 National Novelty Corporation, 1906-1912 Hardware & Woodenware Manufacturing Company, 1968 operating as Donsco Corporation, located in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania in their John Wright Division until an arson fire in 1979 where all of their records were lost.

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Additional information

Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 9 in