Antique Early 1900's Cast Iron Window Grate, Forged Architectural Salvage

$120.00 $150.00

This is a fantastic late 1800's - early 1900's, Cast Iron Hinged Window Grate, with the bars in a diamond pattern. These old grates were used in the early days, in basement foundation walls, to allow air into the dirt cellars. Years later, homes were built with windows in the foundation, instead of the grates. This is a great, original piece of architectural salvage. The possibilities for this original piece are endless!

The overall measurements of the outer frame are approx. 24" wide x (not including the pointy extensions that extend into the foundation wall) x 14" tall. The measurement of the hinged door opening is approx. 19" wide x 11" tall. Weight is approx. 37 lbs.

Grate is in good solid condition, with normal surface rust, dirt, and patina. There are no breaks, cracks, or other structural damage. Hinged door opens and closes. The pointed iron extension piece on the bottom left side (see first picture) is missing. This would have been mortared into the stone or brick foundation wall to help hold the frame in place. The bolt in the top hinge is not the proper bolt, but it does allow the grate to be opened and closed, and could easily be replaced. The padlock shown in the photos comes as is, without keys, and will need to be cut off with a bolt cutter, it you want it removed.


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