Vintage Cast Iron American Indian Chief Bookends Salesman's Samples Early 1900's
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Vintage Cast Iron American Indian Chief Bookends Salesman's Samples Early 1900's:
These cast iron bookends are coated or painted in gold with a satin finish. They stand 3 ½ inches, 4 inches wide and 1 ½ inches front to back, and each weighs 2/3 pound. Interestingly these bookends are not mirror images, as are many bookends. Each can be used on the right end of a row of shelved books. The Foundry that manufactured these bookends was A.C.W. Co. Most likely these small bookends were made by the foundry to give away as salesman’s samples, which was traditional in the old days when there were many more smokestacks than there are today. These Indian Chiefs are a reminder of that Industrial Age.