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D_Madden 08-13-2020 10:50 PM

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?

SeanD 08-14-2020 04:59 AM

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.

MDFraley 08-14-2020 08:54 AM

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.

D_Madden 08-14-2020 10:20 AM

Re: Martin (King Stove & Range) Spider / Hearth Spider
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MDFraley (Post 48018)
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.

MDFraley 08-14-2020 01:15 PM

Re: Martin (King Stove & Range) Spider / Hearth Spider
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by D_Madden (Post 48021)
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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