the NATIONAL FOUNDRY
National Foundry of Whitman, Massachusetts, was a contemporary of Hubley.
(about 25 miles South of Boston)
They started production between 1880-1885, just before Hubley started in 1894.
The foundry made cap pistols in bronze and later in cast iron,
along with andirons, candlesticks, bookends & Doorstops
They made mostly bronze and later
their cast iron doorstops became a large part of their business.
The doorstops were sold as "Un-Painted" Grey Iron Castings
or electroplated with brass, copper, or nickel.
Their catalog gave specicfic directions to follow for painting.
Since everyone painted their own,
one can see why there are so many paint variations.
They also sold their Doorstops painted
which is why some of their doorstops always looked the same.
Today, the company is called Whitman Foundry and
produces castings used for machinery parts.
Their mark usually consists of a sloppy "hand written" number
Some of Their Most Notable Doorstops include:
SLEEPING CAT (Brass Electroplated over the Cast Iron)
RABBIT in a TOP HAT # 89
ELEPHANT With TREE # 8
ELEPHANT Without TREE # 9
LIGHTHOUSE # 95
DANCING GIRL # 41
COCKATOO # 38
PEACOCK on a FENCE # 56
OWL # 97
PARROT # 39
PARRAKEET # 98
BIRD DOG # 105
ROSE VASE # 145
COSMOS # 42
NASTURTIUMS # 63
ASTERS # 65
ROSE BASKET # 84
TULIPS # 18
SCOTCHMAN # 47
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD #94
& MANY OTHERS