Vintage recast Hubley cast iron French Basket doorstop with mixed flowers in a basket motif. A recast from the original molds by Hubley which were sold to the John Wright Company in 1948 and later produced their own catalog of cast iron doorstops. The difference with this recast is that the back of the basket is solid and not carved out. Hubley’s French Basket was listed as #69 in their catalog. Cast iron doorstops were first introduced by the English in the 1790’s and were called “doorporters”. By the 1800’s America had caught on to the idea and American iron factories began producing the own doorstops as we know them today, but by 1948 all American iron factories had either closed or were no longer producing the vintage doorstops of yesterday. This vintage cast iron recast doorstop is in good condition with some rust apparent and measures 10 ¾” high, 6 ½” wide and 2 ⅛” deep.