Antique Cast Iron Boston Terrier Doorstop


This is an original cast iron Boston Terrier doorstop circa 1910-1940's.
The piece has retained its original hand painted black and white finish with pink lips and appropriate patina for its age.

He's a tough little guy and stands at the ready. Measuring 10 1/2" x 9 1/2" x 3" and weighing 9lbs.
He took a hit to his ear as seen in pictures and has some chipping of paint along his spine.
Please see pictures for full description.

Produced in a similar fashion as the Hubley Manufacturing Co. which was incorporated in 1894 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania by John Hubley and produced hand painted cast-iron toys and household objects such as doorstops, bookends and bottle openers with themes that ranged from different breeds of dogs, to horses and cars. 
In the casting process, metalworkers would carve out a wooden form or hammer the design out in metal. The form was then pressed into finely compacted sand, making an impression, and the cast iron was heated to 3000 degrees which was then poured into the sand mold.
In the decorating department, painters applied a base coat of white, cream or black to the piece and colorists used a variety of hues to achieve defining features. Many Hubley items bear identical color schemes, suggesting that decorators may have copied a model finished by a master artisan

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Processing time

1-3 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • United States : 2 - 3 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept cancellations

Frequently Asked Questions

Are these new items?

All items in my shop are vintage and antique meaning previously owned, loved and used.
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I do not accept returns or apply refunds
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I ship quickly -1-3 business days-so I will only except a cancellation within 24 hours of purchase since I will be preparing the item for shipment in order to expedite your purchase

Why are shipping costs so high?

The shipping cost is determined by the postal service which is described below Due to the various sizes and weights of the items in my shop I unfortunately cannot offer free shipping
I utilize the USPS for shipping all packages and have found them to be the most economical and reliable

USPS has discontinued Regional Rate Box prices. This means that this mail class is no longer available
USPS uses Cubic Pricing rates which are determined by package dimensions and distance traveled instead of weight

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