Metters Limited, Australia made cast iron ovens in Adelaide from 1891, expanding to a Sydney foundry in 1920 – when the ‘Beacon Light’ ovens were made. Metters items are now very collectible- thanks to the ‘Kooka’ ovens featuring a kookaburra [and the synonym cooker / kooka.]
This old oven door has signs of rust but was rescued from a Council clean-up by a friend of mine: she recognized the intrinsic value of the 30s cast-iron door- and piece of history. No longer part of a functioning oven, this piece is a beautiful reminder of our industrial past.
Mount it on a wall; team it with a bit of Eucalyptus; use it as a door stop or a book end- this relic has a myriad uses. And is a fabulous piece of vintage Australian kitchenalia.
The Beacon Light oven door is for sale: $AUD95