Door stop, before late-19th century
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Lead and cotton; H. 4.37 in. (11.1 cm), W. 5.37 in. (13.6 cm), D. 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
Frankliniana Collection, The Franklin Institute, Inc. (Philadelphia, Pa.), 4679
A flat, octagonal piece of lead stitched into a cotton cover, this object has been used as, and called, a doorstop since some time in the later 19th century. Terms of Use Credits