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    Posted 1 year ago

    jscott0363
    (431 items)

    Hello everyone!!
    While on vacation last week, I came across this vintage cast iron Boston Bull Terrier doorstop. It appears to have been repainted by a previous owner. I did give it a good washing as it was pretty dirty when I got it. I purchased it for $25 and was very happy to have him for such a cheap price. I'm not completely sure if Hubley, National Foundry or Albany Foundry made this one. It measures 9 1/2" tall and 9" long and is held together with two bolts.

    Thanks to our CW friend "fhrjr2", we now know that this fella was made by the Albany Foundry. Thanks VERY much!!

    Thanks for stopping in for a look!!!!

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 1 year ago
      He is beautiful with such a proud stance, looks as if he is waiting for his master to come home!
    2. bobby725 bobby725, 1 year ago
      Hey Scott, give her a white left eye like my little Cleo in my profile pic.! ;-)
    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 1 year ago
      Not made by National. Dimensions are wrong and they only used a single bolt. I doubt Hubley but still doing a bit of research.
    4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 1 year ago
      If you can get a small dental mirror and a flashlight, look around inside this stop for a maker or foundry mark. It would be quite common for the marking to be on the inside.
    5. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 1 year ago
      If this is Albany you will find one of a couple possibilities. You may see Albany Fdy Co. or you may see a 1, 2 or 3 digit number.
    6. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 1 year ago
      This from Hubley site: Hubley put its mark inside the hollow cavity without ruining the outside paint.
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
      Thanks Jenni!! I own several of these, but most are solid color or black and white.
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
      Hi Rob!! I think I'll leave this one as is.
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
      fhrjr2,
      Thanks so very much for the help. There is in fact a "Alb" on the inside of his right rear. The rest is severely rusted and unreadable.
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
      Thank you all for the loves, comments and for dropping by!!
      Michael
      Jenni
      fortapache
      Ken
      Rob
      and
      fhrjr2 (For all of the help in identifying the maker of this fellow. Much appreciated!!)
    11. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 1 year ago
      Glad to be of help. I don't actively collect them anymore but have some old recall of markings and such. Some of them are marked where we least expect to find it.
    12. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
      Nice solve fhr :-)
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
      Thanks again fhrjr2!!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
      Yes Mani, he has been an incredible help!!
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
      Thanks to you all for the loves and for stopping by!!
      BB2
      Kevin
      aura
      and
      Mani
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
      Thomas
      Irizek
      and
      Kyra
      Thank you all so very much for the loves and for stopping by!!
    17. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 1 year ago
      He is a great looking Boston...
      Reminds me of my Son-in-laws late Boston...Barney.
      Very quiet dog, where his buddy, Betty the pug is all bark.
      Yes..Betty & Barney (lol)
      Just how old are these doorstops?
      They are quite amazing in my book, so lifelike.
      Oh, Barney's tail was a mishap...looked like an Atari joystick!
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
      Thanks Eileen!!
      I do love those names. This little doorstop would be from the 1920's. I doubt that this is original paint, but I'm going to leave him as is.
    19. dixielong13, 1 year ago
      This one looks like mine with the open bottom!
    20. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 1 year ago
      This one is the reason I told you to look in the ears for the mark. The mark was there and proves it was made by Albany foundry.
    21. dixielong13, 1 year ago
      Was it in the right or left ear? It appears the paint is cakes on and there might be something on the right ear but I can't tell for sure.
    22. dixielong13, 1 year ago
      Oh I see, you said right ear.
    23. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 1 year ago
      Obviously you didn't read our comments as we sorted this one out. The markings on this one as stated above is in the right ear. Reading the comments on these posts will help you learn more than just looking at pictures.
    24. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
      dixielong13,
      Thanks for stopping by and for the love!!

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