Wrought Iron Range Company
Antique Huge Copper Iron Riveted Pot Pan Wrought Iron Range Dovetailed 17lbs 14"
Regular price $798.00
Rare Antique Huge Copper Iron Riveted Pot Pan Wrought Iron Range Company - St. Louis. MO. Dovetailed - Weighs - 17lbs
In Antique as found condition - not water tight, leaks and would need to be soldered and retinned to cook with - age related wear of dings and top edge has dings and varying degrees of thickness - handle has a little play or slightly loose where it's attached to the pot.
Pot diameter - 14" Height 8" Width including handle - 28 1/4"
Ohio-born brothers Henry Harrison Culver , William Wallace Culver and Lucius Lewellyn Culver began their collaborative careers as traveling salesmen for Farmer Cook Stoves in 1864. Traveling door-to-door with mule-drawn wagons loaded with cast iron stoves, each had a different trade territory to cover. Within a decade the trio had garnered enough financial resources to move to St. Louis, establish an office, expand into more states and hire a sales crew. Difficulty obtaining replacement parts for brittle cast iron castings produced by the Farmer Cook Stove Company prompted the Culvers to start manufacturing their own product in a city blessed with nearby coal and iron deposits. The Wrought Iron Range Company, incorporated with $30,000, opened for business in a modest factory at 9 Street and Christy Avenue in 1881. Breakage problems associated with the competitor's cast iron stoves were solved by adding wrought iron sheets to the body and the oven of the brothers' trademark Home Comfort stoves.' New features included increased cooking top surface and built-in ovens. By the spring of 1883, the company had increased capital stock to $1 million and moved operations west to a new plant at 19th and Washington Avenue. Soon, the impressive factory would cover an entire city block. They began manufacturing cookware to sell along with their stoves.