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    Posted 8 years ago

    goldfish
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    I picked this up many years ago at an estate sale. I believe it is brass as it weighs a ton and I've used it as a door stop. Now that I've discovered this wonderful site I thought I'd see if anyone knows who made it? The only marking is the "Z" on the bottom.
    Thanks.

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    1. DAB50, 8 years ago
      my mom and dad had one of those frogs but it was cast iron,
      it was made at harriman (tn) plow factory and foundry.
    2. goldfish, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the note. Did they use it as a door stop?
    3. DAB50, 8 years ago
      YES, they also had a cast iron dog 'nut cracker, my grand father worked there he made plow handles. I have a small stool made out of unusable handles. each of my family has one.
    4. Henry Henry, 8 years ago
      I love that!
    5. bluemoon, 8 years ago
      Possibly Zawol brass foundry in Wilkes Barre, Pa.? They have been in business for 83 years.
    6. goldfish, 8 years ago
      Hi bluemoon. Thanks for the lead. I contacted the Zawol foundry and Charlie thinks it might have been made by his father. I'm trying to get him a better picture as he didn't have Internet connectivity.
    7. bluemoon, 8 years ago
      That's wonderful! Please let me know the outcome. Enjoy the day!

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