Vintage Cast Iron St Bernard Dog Nut Cracker / Door Stop L.a. Althoff Mfg. Co.
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Vintage Cast Iron St Bernard Dog Nut Cracker / Door Stop L.a. Althoff Mfg. Co.:
This cast iron dog nut cracker was made by L.A. Althoff Mfg. Co. Chicago, IL , Circa late 1800's. They were the makers of Headlight Stove & Ranges. It is an advertising piece for the company. I would imagine it was given away with a stove or range when purchased. The nut cracker measures 11" x 6" and weighs 4.5 lbs. It has the great patina of old cast iron and is intact and fully functional. Also makes a great doorstop!