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    Posted 2 months ago

    charmsomeone
    (1047 items)

    Handy Stove Shelf made of metal. H = 19 inches W = 10 inches. Not sure the exact year this was made.

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    Comments

    1. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 2 months ago
      I love it that the manufacturer designed it so there will never be any doubt about what it is.....now if they had only included the date!
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 months ago
      Amazing Object !.!.!
    3. charmsomeone charmsomeone, 2 months ago
      Watchsearcher could not find a date on this object.
    4. charmsomeone charmsomeone, 2 months ago
      Thanks vetraio50.
    5. keramikos, 2 months ago
      Hi, charmsomeone.

      Here is one dated '1879':

      *snip*

      1879 Cast Iron Stove Pipe Shelf - Half Round Lettered Handy Stove Shelf - Pat 1879 ( above the letter N) Measures 19 3/4" wide x 10" deep Half round area to go around a stove pipe, is 6 7/8" wide x 4" deep 8 loops at front edge to hang utensils Warming shelf - 2 screw holes at the back

      *snip*

      https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/1879-cast-iron-stove-pipe-shelf-1783806904

      FYI, I suspect that there's something not quite right about that 1879 information. The picture isn't high enough resolution for me to read what's embossed over the letter "N."

      The owner of the Worthpoint shelves seems like they might be conflating the patent number with the year of patenting or manufacture.

      When I tried to look up patent 1879 in the USPTO, both as an ordinary patent, and as a design, I got two completely different patents, neither of which had anything to do with cast iron stove shelves (besides, a four digit patent number is too low for a late 19th century patent).

      Here's a pair that's described as being of 1875 vintage (again, the images aren't quite high enough in resolution for me to make out the information embossed above the letter "N"):

      https://bid2buy.hibid.com/lot/70583-148715-63628/authentic--handy-stove-shelf-/

      Here's are a couple of patents for stove pipe shelves:

      https://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?PageNum=0&docid=00145251&IDKey=9C385F0F7DCF%0D%0A&HomeUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fpatft.uspto.gov%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fpatimg.htm

      https://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?PageNum=0&docid=00277294&IDKey=812BC5DDA2E9%0D%0A&HomeUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fpatft.uspto.gov%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fpatimg.htm
    6. keramikos, 2 months ago
      Ah, those craft Canucks:

      (From an Google Book copy of the 1875 Canadian Patent Office Record, Volumes 3-4, translated by Google cut-and-paste and Translate, as is.)

      *snip*

      No 5486 Stove Pipe Shelf and Drier Tablette séchoir à tuyau de poèle John C Schoonmaker Hamilton Ont Ilth December 1875 for 5 years Claim The combination of the stove pipe shelf b formed of the Handy stove shelf or their equivalent and inner and outer circles c i ii provided with lugs h hl with the rods g and loops f forming a stove pipe shelf and drier Frame

      *snip*

      https://books.google.com/books?id=2BgSAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA6&lpg=RA1-PA6&dq=handy+stove+shelf+patented+1875&source=bl&ots=Zy28zbjBjV&sig=ACfU3U22z7irR0WShUMyb_xSoKWNU1Z7Qg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjp_4Or7v3uAhWaKM0KHRzmBYAQ6AEwDHoECA4QAw#v=onepage&q=handy%20stove%20shelf%20patented%201875&f=false
    7. keramikos, 2 months ago
      The Canadian patent listing, complete with a drawing:

      https://www.ic.gc.ca/opic-cipo/cpd/eng/patent/5486/summary.html?type=number_search&tabs1Index=tabs1_1

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