Rare Cast Iron Owl Andirons Glass Eyes Ps&w Excellent Must See Antiques For Sale
Yellow Glass Eyes
P S & W Co.
Peck Stow & Wilcox
I found these great
Owl Andirons in my 94-year-old father’s estate. They’ve been in my family for
as long as I can recall. I remember as a boy staring at the yellow glass eyes
as the fire lit them from behind.
These very beautiful
(and very heavy, each one almost 7 pounds) Perched Owl Andirons are in amazing
condition. There are NO breaks, cracks or signs or past repairs. The yellow
glass eyes look just like new, and the light of the fire makes them glow like
the owl is alive!
It is rare to find all
four glass eyes in PERFECT condition; there are no cracks, chips or scratches
on the eyes.
The Owl measures 15.5’
tall and is 9.75” wide at the base. The firedog (the piece that the logs rest
on) measures 14.75” long.
One of the firedogs
is missing, they sell replacement firedogs at fireplace shops and it simply
slides into a track on the back side of the andiron.
The markings on the
inside of each andiron are
P S & W Co. There
are two other markings a ‘G’ and ‘S’ stacked over one another to the left of
the company stamp. (See Photo)
You may see others of
these available but none are in as great condition as these with all for eyes
in mint condition!
These andirons have a
rich history from Southington, CT
Below is a history of
origin of the Peck, Stow & Wilcox Co. dates back to 1797. In that
year Seth Peck, of Southington, Conn., commenced the manufacture of Tinsmiths'
Machines, to take the place of hand tools exclusively used by tinsmiths before
that date. By gradual growth the following firms have succeeded to that
business: Seth Peck & Co., O. & X. Peck, Peck, Smith & Co.
and the Peck-Smith Mfg. Co.
Up to this time the sole manufacture was tinsmiths' tools and
machines. By 1870 the S. Stow Mfg. Co. of Plantsville, and the Roys
& Wilcox Co. of East Berlin were competitors in that business. In
December 1870, these three firms united and formed a joint stock company under
the name of the Peck, Stow & Wilcox Co. In 1880 the firm was
incorporated by special act of the General Assembly with an authorized capital
of one and a half million dollars. Within a year that amount of capital was all
paid in and Wilcox, Treadway & Co., of Cleveland, C, was absorbed by
The company now has factories in Southington, Plantsville and
East Berlin, Conn., covering a floor space of about two hundred and sixty
thousand square feet. and factories in Cleveland, O., covering about
eighty-nine thousand feet more, making in all about seven and a half square
Tinsmiths' tools and machines still constitute a prominent
portion of the company's product, but a varied line has been gradually added.
This now embraces as its principal items, carpenters, machinists and
blacksmiths tools, housekeeping implements such as meat and food cutters,
coffee mills and scale beams and a varied assortment of builders' hardware.
In 1950, the company was bought out by Billings & Spencer.
The PEXTO logo is now used by RW Acquisition, L.L.C.
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