|There is some controversy as to which doorstop is Hubley's # 8|
|Info about the Top Flower Basket Pictured|
-- A re-print of Hubley's Spring of 1946 12-page catalog
shows a picture (See View "S")
of the Top Flower Basket.
-- In addition, Views F, B, M1, M2 & C show a doorstop
that has the # 8 on the back as well as Hubley's Sticker
|Info about the Bottom Flower Basket Pictured|
Ron Rittenhouse's collection of "Old Hubley Catalog Pages"
shows a different doorstop as Hubley's #8 (See View S2)
Pictured there is what is what is shown as the Bottom Flower Basket
Ron Rittenhouse was a printer in Lancaster, PA
who had access to Hubley's Catalog pages via his profession
He published a complete Collection of Hubley's Line of Art Goods
which included doorstops. doorknockers, ash trays, bookends, banks, lamps, novelties, etc.
Thus, the controversy -- which reproduction of
the old Hubley Catalog pages is correct?
Hubley's sold their #8 doorstop for $3.25 a dozen in 1940.
The Bottom Flower Basket is also made by the Albany Foundry
(Design # 4) as pictured in Albany's 1926 Catalog.
You may see Albany's version by clicking
"Baskets by Known Foundries" on the home page.
Note 4 :
There is also a doorstop (Bottom Version)
under "Baskets by Unknown Makers"
that is very simialar, but has subtle differences.