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This rare copper bronze birdcage is complete with the Hendryx company logo underneath and the original front plate giving patent dates from 1874 through 1905. There is a finial for hanging or it can rest on a tabletop. Cage bottom is removable and held in place by three pivot hooks. The bottom plate is cracked and needs some reworking to shape it but otherwise is in good condition for its age. The cage has three copper wires that have broken at their connection point but are still otherwise in tact and not noticeable. A small amount of the wire mesh by the spring loaded door hinge is gone as detailed in the pictures. Overall this is a beautiful, but delicate copper bronze Hendryx cage that is over 100 years old. The cage dimensions are 17 inches tall to top of finial and 12 inches wide.

The brass bird cage stand has a weighted bottom made of cast iron under the brass to make it sturdy. The patina of the stand shows lots of brass but does have some tarnishing. It is glowing with the warmth only antiquity can give. A little polishing on both the cage and stand would reveal a "newer look" if you wanted. The finial hook pivots to adjust the cage within the circle. I believe HENDRYX was the manufacturer of this particular stand but the bottom is marked F&H Chicago. I would date it circa 1900. The size is 61 inches tall and 21 inches wide in the middle of the circle.

A little about the Hendryx Company: The Hendryx company was one of the nations leading manufacturers of bird and pet cages from 1875 through the 1960s. By the end of the century, pets were fully integrated into American popular culture and widely accepted as members of the family. As an avid fisherman, A. B. Hendryx became interested in manufacturing fishing reels. In 1886 he was granted the first of eleven patents he was to receive for reel design. Hendryx reels first appeared on the scene in 1887, and they were to remain one of the largest manufacturers of fishing reels and metal baits in the U.S. until October 1919, when the company was sold to the Winchester Repeating Arms Co.

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Antique Hendryx Copper Bronze Bird Cage and Brass Stand

Overview

  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: brass, copper, wire
  • Only ships to United States from Indiana, United States.
  • Feedback: 122 reviews
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