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This is truly a work of art. I never thought much about grates, until I came across this one. The skill it took to put this together amazes me. I don't have an exact date, but I would place it around the turn of the century. These are three seperate pieces, and the middle "knot" is secured into the bottom piece. Then a circle, which can be removed (please see last two pieces) is placed into the larger piece. I believe the metal is cast iron, very heavy. I have not cleaned this at all, as I didn't want to damage the patina. The middle "knot" area and piece does have some flaking and rust, and the bottom has some white stuff (please see third pricture), but the metal is secure and solid, and the item will outlast me if taken care of properly. Considering it's age, and that it's hasn't lost the second circle, it's in wonderful condition. I've seen grates, but never an item as special and unique as this, the decoration and detail on it is stunning. It could be displayed in your house with pride. It is marked Stowell MFG. & FDY Co. South Milwaukee Wis. Design Patented. I believe the company was founded in 1895.

Diameter of outer circle is just a bit under 16." Inner circle diameter is just a bit over 13." Due to weight, this will ship ground with insurance. As always, shipping is a worse case scenario. I will refund all shipping overages over $1.00.

Thanks for looking, and if you have any questions please ask. More more industrial salvage, please note below:

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Large Circle Cast Iron Antique Metal Grate

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  • Vintage item from the 1910s
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  • Only ships to United States from Iowa, United States.
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