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Old 08-13-2020, 10:50 PM
D_Madden D_Madden is offline
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Default Martin (King Stove & Range) Spider / Hearth Spider

I got this one at a local auction a few weeks ago, just now got it cleaned up and seasoned. first piece I've found with the king S&R markings on it.

https://imgur.com/gallery/5mdjczo

anyone know the timeline for the K S&R markings? did they continue after martin acquired them?
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Old 08-14-2020, 04:59 AM
SeanD SeanD is offline
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Default Re: Martin (King Stove & Range) Spider / Hearth Spider

Now thats NICE! Very nice resto.....that handle is unique too, never saw that one that I know of.
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Old 08-14-2020, 08:54 AM
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Default Re: Martin (King Stove & Range) Spider / Hearth Spider

Nice piece. I have the #11 which I consider a bit harder to come across. Don't think I ever posted it here on CIC.
There is a bio on page 202 of the RB that has the history of the KS&R and the MS&R and how the two companies merged to eventually form the Martin Stove and Range and thus become Martin Industries.
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Old 08-14-2020, 10:20 AM
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Nice piece. I have the #11 which I consider a bit harder to come across. Don't think I ever posted it here on CIC.
There is a bio on page 202 of the RB that has the history of the KS&R and the MS&R and how the two companies merged to eventually form the Martin Stove and Range and thus become Martin Industries.
yes. I think the 10 is much more common... love to see pics of the 11.

yeah, I read the part in the red book but wasn't sure of the time line... it seems to imply that either they operated King S&R in Sheffield Al and the Martin S&R in Florence Al at the same time and that they may have made K S&R in the Martin foundry... so that 1905 - 1920's era is kind of confusing.
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Old 08-14-2020, 01:15 PM
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yes. I think the 10 is much more common... love to see pics of the 11.

yeah, I read the part in the red book but wasn't sure of the time line... it seems to imply that either they operated King S&R in Sheffield Al and the Martin S&R in Florence Al at the same time and that they may have made K S&R in the Martin foundry... so that 1905 - 1920's era is kind of confusing.
If you read the first paragraph it implies that the history of the two companies have been lost in time and that what was written at the time of publishing in the RB was simply based on sketchy records and speculation. I have the #8 KS&R skillet shown on p. 203 and even though the skillet is very smooth and not warped the casting has a few flaws at the skillet rim. I thought about selling it at one time but decided to keep it due to the fact that they don't appear that often at the markets I hunt at. May try and post the #11 in the near future but too busy restoring a 1983 travel trailer at present.
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