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Cast Iron Banks, Hooks, & Door Stops
 
Cast Iron Banks, Hooks, & Door Stops

In the early days before air conditioning, all of the windows and doors in a home would be opened. This would allow the cool breeze from the shade trees to circulate through the home, cooling it as it went. Sudden gusts presented problems with doors to rooms being slammed shut or closing and killing the life saving cool breeze. Well, some crafty individuals used a brick or stones, or other home-made item as doorstops, but these self-fashioned doorstops were not always that attractive. Someone came up with idea of combining Cast Iron and Art into doorstops that were affordable. So an artistic touch was added to homes that otherwise might not have much art.

This brought-on an Art Revolution in cast iron. From Wall hangings to doorstops and banks and things that just had no purpose at all, the Cast Iron Art Age was here.(not to be confused with the original Iron Age)

You can find anything you can imagine made out of cast iron. Many items are quite functional and some not.

We have a small collection of items that fall into the above categories. Here are some really neat antique reproductions. Most have been painted in the style of having been used and a look like you may have found it in an antique store.

I hope you find something you like, and add it to your order-- saving a little piece of past glamour for you home. When we run out of these, the likelihood of having them again is very slim. Manufacturers of these items usually just make one big run of them, and it may be ten years or more before they are available again.

Today, we donít prop the door open too often, but these look great strategically placed along your baseboard or counter, or bookshelf. The great thing about cast iron is itís easy to repaint to match you current decor--or as with the scratching cat, paint it to match your cat.

Cast Iron from the Age of Simplicity Cast Iron Doorstops And More In Attractive Designs
Cast Iron "Cat Scratching" Door Stop  CI-CAT-S
Cast Iron "Cat Scratching" Door Stop CI-CAT-S
Our Price: $7.71
Punch Cigars Cast Iron Bank CI-B015899/W
Punch Cigars Cast Iron Bank CI-B015899/W
Our Price: $18.95
Cast Iron Train Doorstop  CI-TRAIN-DS
Cast Iron Train Doorstop CI-TRAIN-DS
Our Price: $10.35
Sale Price: $8.00
Cast Iron Four Eyes Bottle Opener CI-FOUREYE
Cast Iron Four Eyes Bottle Opener CI-FOUREYE
Our Price: $6.79
Sale Price: $3.25
Cast Iron "Horn of Plenty (Cornucopia)" Door Stop CI-HPLENTY
Cast Iron "Horn of Plenty (Cornucopia)" Door Stop CI-HPLENTY
Our Price: $7.76
Sale Price: $5.00
Embossed Cross CIA033823
Embossed Cross CIA033823
Our Price: $6.50
Set of Cast Iron Crosses 2-PC - 10-1/4" Tall  CIA0338251W
Set of Cast Iron Crosses 2-PC - 10-1/4" Tall CIA0338251W
Our Price: $16.00
Sale Price: $12.50
Old Fashion Cast Iron Clothes Iron CI-C2232
Old Fashion Cast Iron Clothes Iron CI-C2232
Our Price: $2.00
Mechanical Cat & Mouse Bank CIM014584W
Mechanical Cat & Mouse Bank CIM014584W
Our Price: $35.00
Sale Price: $15.00
Teddy Bear Doorstop Large 12" Tall Cast Iron TeddyBearD5-2125
Teddy Bear Doorstop Large 12" Tall Cast Iron TeddyBearD5-2125
Our Price: $7.75
Boot and Star Door Knocker CI52072
Boot and Star Door Knocker CI52072
Our Price: $6.75
Steer And Lone Star In A Circle CI52005
Steer And Lone Star In A Circle CI52005
Our Price: $4.75
Large Horse and Horseshoe Coat Hook CI52018
Large Horse and Horseshoe Coat Hook CI52018
Our Price: $7.00