cast iron hive string holder

Fun to collect and makes an interesting conversation piece the cast iron Beehive String Holder was an whimsical way to dress up balls of string. The early string holders were made from heavy cast iron and looked like a beehive or bell. These were typically found in commercial businesses.  The early cast iron string holders date back as far as the 1860s but string holders grew to mass popularity in the late 1930-40's

 6"round, 6"H