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    Identifying "Crusty Edges"    

A doorstop mold has 2 halves, one half contains the outline
of the front of the doorstop & the other half, the outline of the doorstop back.
When casting the doorstop, the 2 halves of the mold should come together tightly
enough so that no molten cast iron leaks out between them.

Below are 2 Examples of the same Doorstop, "JENNY LIND"
The reproduction has been cast poorly & cast iron leakage has occurred.

JENNY LIND
The Original
EDGES -- Rounded & Presice
This doorstop was made by Hubley.
Their molds were well made and fit together nicely.


The Reproduction
CRUSTY EDGES
Note the Openings are not well defined.
The edges have a crust where the metal has oozed
out at the interface of the 2 mold halves.


The Original


The Reproduction
CRUSTY EDGES
The Openings under the arms
are so crusty the left side has
completely closed up .

from Hubley's
Old Catalog
verifing that
there are
2 openings