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|      Detecting "Multi-Piece" Reproductions    |
|A Flat Head Screw
is what was used to hold
the old Original pieces together
(rarely Hubley Dogs) used a Bolt
|If a |
Do not take apart multi-piece doorstops if the screw head is painted over.
An undesireable void in the paint will result.
|B. The Seams|
|Edges that do not fit together properly or |
leave a gap that is not uniform is a sign of a Reproduction.
Below is a Reproduction of Popeye showing Seams that have too much Gap.
Note- the view on the right shows the two halves do not fit together properly.
|Below are 2 examples of the Way the Seams should Fit|
|C. The Bottom|
|Some Reproductions try to save money by using less cast iron.|
This is usually done on the bottom where it is not seen.
Note the 2 different bottom constructions on Fido doorstops below.
The Antique Original
|No 2 piece antique doorstop used a bottom with gaps|
like those shown on the above reproduction.
Gaps on the bottom are commonly used on reproductions of Aunt Jemima.