Seller: urbanremains (133) 100%, Location: Chicago, Illinois, Ships to: US, Item: 123484198469 c. 1890's original american victorian era black enameled ornamental cast iron interior residential floor register or grate designed and fabricated by the tuttle & bailey mfg., co., new york city, ny. the fully functional antique flush mount louvered register retains the original, hard to find matching cast iron surround. the vertical wheel movement opens and closes the louvers. the foliated scrollwork is free from damage. established in 1846, the tuttle and bailey company was the dominant manufacturer of cast iron registers in the latter half of the 19th century. the company continued to perfect its ornamental grille manufacturing processes and was eventually acquired by hart & cooley, inc. in 1933. world war ii influenced the production of several new products from tuttle & bailey, including air intake covers for tanks and mortar shells. the mortar die and special presses were brought out one more time during the korean war. the tuttle & bailey business was moved to holland, mi. in 1983-84. the grate and surround were salvaged from a chicago graystone residence undergoing renovations. multiple grates available. grate measures 16 x 12 inches, surround measures 20 1/2 x 16 1/4 inches.