Cape Cod Shop
(c) Vin Callcut 2002-2017. Small extracts can be used with acknowledgements to 'Oldcopper.org' website.
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Cape Cod Shop, near centre of one of the American New England art colonies developed in the 1890s. Besides the main outlet there was also a shop at 30, West 15th Street. New York City.
One of their products that appears on the markets from time to time is the firelighter. The attractive copperware contained a flammable liquid such ar paraffin (kerosene) and a wire frame containing a refractory stone that could soak up enough to be used to set the kindling wood well alight. This mark on the undersides of a hand-hammered copper firelighter pot and tray.
- and this mark cast in to the back of some fine cast brass 'Fishermen' bookends.
A similar firelighter that was made in Canada. This uses the 'HMS Victory' emblem on the top of the firelighting wand.