Wednesday, February 25, 2009

H2O in Cast Iron

THESE WATER METER COVERS—we’ve all seen them, are in every small town and big city in America. Fabricated and cast in iron by foundry’s in every state, there is no telling how many different designs there are.

I am sure readers of this blog have stopped from time to time to marvel at the design of their big brothers—manhole covers. Think of these as “mini-versions” of such. Each are about 6-9 inches in diameter.

It’s amazing how good something looks on a well-made stand!

They were spotted some time ago at Splendid Peasant Antiques in Sheffield, Massachusetts.

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