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Eco paper weight #742908
Wed Jan 29 2020 09:25 PM
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Has anyone ever seen one of these old cast iron paper weights?

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Re: Eco paper weight [Re: Jerry Mitchell] #742910
Wed Jan 29 2020 11:33 PM
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No, but I'll bet there is a line of people who would like to buy this.


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Re: Eco paper weight [Re: Jerry Mitchell] #742911
Thu Jan 30 2020 12:18 AM
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In over 30 years a messing with ECOs I have never seen one of these. I have a great deal of ECO literature, but again, nothing about the paper weight.

Great find.

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Re: Eco paper weight [Re: Jerry Mitchell] #742937
Thu Jan 30 2020 05:12 PM
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Looks more like a doorstop that a Gas Station would have more use for.


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Re: Eco paper weight [Re: Jerry Mitchell] #742966
Fri Jan 31 2020 08:51 AM
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What are the dimensions? Hard to tell in the size in the photos.

Re: Eco paper weight [Re: Jerry Mitchell] #742985
Fri Jan 31 2020 03:15 PM
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Let's start at the beginning. This is some type of giveaway to promote the Model 19 Series of air meters. The 19 Series was introduced in 1917 when the ECO was a division of the Western Manufacturing Company of Oskaloosa, Iowa. This was not made by the Bennett Pump company. It appears to be made of cast iron, so I doubt very much it s not a door stop. If it was it would weight five pounds or more. It has been suggested this is a paper weight or a giveaway from the early 1920s.

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Re: Eco paper weight [Re: Jerry Mitchell] #742986
Fri Jan 31 2020 03:46 PM
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I received the item in the mail today. It is 4.5 inches tall and weighs 23 ounces. I thought there might be some info on the bottom but there was none.

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Re: Eco paper weight [Re: Jack Sim] #742987
Fri Jan 31 2020 04:27 PM
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Jack thanks for your input. I have checked around with some collectors ( sent u an email but your reply here is fine) and the only person that said they had seen one is Ron Scobie. He said he saw one a long time ago in Des Moines but it wasn't for sale.

Re: Eco paper weight [Re: Jerry Mitchell] #743712
Sat Feb 15 2020 01:16 PM
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Ok, not for nothing, but it looks a little rude & crude to be an original. Back in the day things were "finished" & made with pride. Even paper weights...


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