|Atlanta Stove Company hand Forged and Cast iron Kettle Stand.|
|Stark Brothers Nursery, Louisiana, Mo.|
|Lloyd Stark original owner of the Kettle Stand|
Lloyd C Stark was born in 1886 and died in 1972. He was elected the 39th Governor of the Great State of Missouri in 1939. Stark was part of a family ,rather prominent, in Missouri and was active with his brother,Paul,in the family owned business-Stark Brothers Nursery,in Louisiana,Mo. At one time the nursery was the oldest in America and the largest in the world. The nursery claims to have developed the Stark Golden Delious Apple. They also made great discovers in other fruit developement. Mr. Stark lived in a grand old house that was known as Aberdean. It still stands today and is owned by a good friend of mine.
|My Kettle Stand with English original copper tea kettle.|
|Detail of the feet, hand forged with cast detail.|
|A found this candle snuffer many years ago and added it to the side holder where there had been one originally. I have never found and oil burner for it that is just right,|
|The Kettle Stand would be carried into the dining room or where ever tea was to be served.|
|See how beautiful the copper kettle is.|
|The missing burner would go below the kettle|
I hope you enjoy my Little Stand and it's story. Come by any time for a tour. I will leave the lights on and Sissy Dog will meet you with a jump and a kiss.