Ironton Mantel Company

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Jim

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Nov 20, 2009
 
Does anybody have or know of any resources pertaining to the Ironton Mantel Company? I have an old mantel I am restoring with a tag from this company and would like to do some research.

Thanks for any assistance,

Jim
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Columbus, OH

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Nov 20, 2009
 
blow me jim... wrong website. you are suppose to talk shit about someone on here....
Jim

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Nov 21, 2009
 
Thanks for the quick response! You have been a fantastic help. Maybe in the future you can start your own database and make a fortune. "Need Info" you are a super guy!
Outsider

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Dec 9, 2009
 
Jim wrote:
Does anybody have or know of any resources pertaining to the Ironton Mantel Company? I have an old mantel I am restoring with a tag from this company and would like to do some research.
Thanks for any assistance,
Jim
Sorry about the butthole, Jim. I will see what I can find out. Good luck with the restoration. I enjoy restoring that old stuff too.
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Dec 9, 2009
 
Jim wrote:
Does anybody have or know of any resources pertaining to the Ironton Mantel Company? I have an old mantel I am restoring with a tag from this company and would like to do some research.
Thanks for any assistance,
Jim
Jim, I just remembered there is a Ironton, PA. Did the tag say Ironton, OH?
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Dec 9, 2009
 
Jim wrote:
Does anybody have or know of any resources pertaining to the Ironton Mantel Company? I have an old mantel I am restoring with a tag from this company and would like to do some research.
Thanks for any assistance,
Jim
http://lawco.rayhaas.us/busine ss/stories/irontonwoodmantel.h tm
Found this, Jim. You probably had this already too. You have my curiosity up now.
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Dec 9, 2009
 
Jim wrote:
Does anybody have or know of any resources pertaining to the Ironton Mantel Company? I have an old mantel I am restoring with a tag from this company and would like to do some research.
Thanks for any assistance,
Jim
Jim, I am going to go to the Ironton Museum tomorrow and see what they have on The Mantle Company. I did find that it was in operation 1893 - 1915. Ironton was founded in 1849 by John Campbell and a Mr. Campbell ran the company. Possibly the same person. If you research the history of Ironton and Lawrence county you will find that he was involved in just about everything. I believe I have seen some of these mantles in some of the old homes in Ironton.
Jim Beam

Somerset, KY

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Dec 9, 2009
 
Thanks Outsider!

The Mantel is definitely Ironton, Ohio. If you would like to give me a email I will send you some pictures of it. Thanks for what you have found I will definitely follow up on it.
Jim Beam

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Dec 9, 2009
 
Hey Outsider! I thought of another way to get some pictures to you without you exposing your email addy on a public site like this. I have put a couple of pics in Photobucket: One being of the mantel and the other being of the tag. The metal fire grate is not original to the mantel I just have that to try and bring it in with the restoration. The mirroe is bevel edged , you can't tell much about the mirroe because you are seeing another mirror from across the room. Copy the pictures and open them with your fax viewer so you can zoom in on the tag. I wish they would have dated the tag.

Here are the links:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c323/
jimbodandybob/mantel2.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c323/
jimbodandybob/ms1.jpg

Jim

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Dec 9, 2009
 
Here is two more in case those don't work:

http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c323/
jimbodandybob/?action=view &current=mantel2.jpg

http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c323/
jimbodandybob/?action=view &current=ms1.jpg
Outsider

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Dec 15, 2009
 
Jim wrote:
Here is two more in case those don't work:
http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c323/
jimbodandybob/?action=view &current=mantel2.jpg
http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c323/
jimbodandybob/?action=view &current=ms1.jpg
Do you need a password to view them?
Jim

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Dec 15, 2009
 
[IMG]http://i45.tinypic.com/2h yuyih.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i46.tinypic.com/vy 5xs6.jpg[/IMG]

I don't know hat is going on, lets try these two and see what happens!
Jim

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Dec 15, 2009
 
Jim

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Dec 15, 2009
 
FINALLY!!! It appears as the last two will get you there.
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Jan 18, 2010
 
Jim, I was able to look at the pictures and that is awesome. Are you going to remove the paint from the mantle? I have been in some of the old houses from that period and saw several mantles that I am sure were made by this company. Some were still unpainted. All homes from that period had multiple fireplaces. Would like to see it after you restore it. There is a Museum here in town but it is closed for the season. Keep checking back and when I find something I will post it. If you don't care to leave your email address I can show you homes in the area from that period.(photos)
Jim

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Jan 20, 2010
 
When does the museum reopen? Email me at jimbodandybob@hotmail.com
Damon

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May 24, 2010
 
Hi there my name is damon. i just bought one of these last week and to my suprise it was made by the ironton wood mantel co. this one looks original and still has the shipping tag nailed in the back of it as well.the names of the owners and there shipping address is there.I was very pleased with the condition of this beautiful mantel. If you have an email adress i will send you some picks of mine. they are very simular. great stuff. thanks

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