The SNOOPER Cast Iron Door Stop C. W. Shumway Foundry Batavia, ILL IL Illinois
This 5.5 pound doorstop is about 13 inches tall and is a piece of Home Decor for the Home & Garden. We found this about one year ago. The shop owner had the following story. She grew up in Batavia and was friends with a daughter of one of the sons of the C. Shumway & Sons Foundry. That son would bring home seconds for use in their home. When the family moved a number of these seconds were auctioned off. I was at this shop with a friend who also grew up in Batavia and verified the story. The Shumway Foundry made the molds for the Oscars for a number of decades. The flashlight, magnifying glass & flask are in unbroken state. When the Snooper faces left THE SNOOPER on the base is in fine condition. When thE snOOPEr faces right the lower case letters have damage that is basically the iron did not fully fill the mold. So, the letters are partially missing. That typed one can easily read THE SNOOPER on the base. The item “The SNOOPER Cast Iron Door Stop C. W. Shumway Foundry Batavia, ILL IL Illinois” is in sale since Thursday, March 17, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Metalware\Cast Iron”. The seller is “e.lginsales” and is located in Elgin, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.