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I picked up up this cool piece of cast iron today. Initially I had thought boot scraper for sure since there were bolt holes in the prongs coming off the bottom backside and the top stuck up. I then got to thinking that I had never seen a boot scraper like this with a rounded top.
I have tried, without success, to find the model number that precedes pat app for on the piece.
any ideas on what this is and who made it?
Here are two more pics.
About 10.5 by 6.5 inches and weighs 3.5 pounds. The motif of the person looks shamanist or Indian / Central American. Vestiges of original paint around the edges of rust kind of a light green, also looks like a green over paint that is more like a 70s Aqua. Not sure why it would have been painted if it was a boot scraper.
I will guess a hand hold of some sort. Not a handle for carrying something. The seats on an old train come to mind where the seat backs flipped to reverse the seats. Interesting.
Thanks! The idea of a handle got me thinking that it could be an ornate step. The side with the prongs is not really rusty but the “top” or “front” and “bottom” are rusty. So I had thought that the less rusty side was facing a building but it could have been on a car or buggy or House I guess...
Looks like an old Apartment sized Victorian fireplace back bumper, missing the grate and front parts of it.