H. J. Astle was a manufacturer of jeweler’s equipment in the late 19th and early 20th century based in Providence, Rhode Island. Most of the equipment was used for polishing and burnishing gold and silver. Made from a repurposed piece of Astle Co. equipment, it still bears the cast brass label plate, the island has been fitted with a maple top. The galvanized steel base has a sliding door and is set on some very visually interesting hollow iron ball feet. A story and some style – can’t ask for much more than that!