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Cast iron doodad primed, ready to be painted

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    Posted 10 years ago

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    This is a cast iron piece that I am in the process of refinishing. It was very rusty. Marked "Abendroth Bros. NY", I know they made stoves from the 1880s as well as garden pieces. This seems like it is missing parts, but I am making it into a plant stand.

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    1. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 9 years ago
      This is a cast iron base to hold a hot water tank.
    2. Samovar88 Samovar88, 9 years ago
      Thanks rocker-sd! If you have any more info on it, let me know.
    3. Samovar88 Samovar88, 6 years ago
      After a lot of research, I have found that it is a based to an old water heater! It makes a great plant stand.
    4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
      This brings back memories but not memories of hot water.....bootlegging. The part in picture two was thrown in the dump. The parts in picture one were taken apart and round pins were welded in the top. The bottom had a U shape channel on each side where the top would drop in. That was kind of a pivot point. It would hold a 20 gallon jug of hard cider or corn squeezing. When someone came to get their jug refilled you could just tilt and pour without spilling or having to hold a 20 gallon jug. I guess my age is showing a bit.
    5. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 6 years ago
      This might help you:
    6. Samovar88 Samovar88, 6 years ago
      Thanks for sharing your story, fhrjr2! Love it! and thanks again to rocker-sd, you rock!

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