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Antique Industrial Foundry Pattern for Mold Handmade Wood, Number 11

$495

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Incredible antique handmade wood industrial foundry pattern. A single long narrow slatted form. This was created to make the sand cast molds for casting an iron sewage grates or other type grill. It is in wonderful antique condition with fabulous patina from all its years of age and use, circa late 19th century. Wow! This antique industrial foundry pattern is simply fabulous! This listing is for a single pattern of long narrow slatted form. It was most likely part of a sewer drain or other type of grill. It makes the most fabulous wall hanging. Or, it could be the start of a cool coffee or sofa table. This pattern came from Western Foundry of Topeka, Kansas. They were founded in 1876 by Roswell L. Cofran, Sr., a civil war veteran and future Topeka mayor. While running the business, he served as mayor for three terms 1885-1887, 1889-1893, and 1913-1915. Western Foundry operated in Topeka for 124 years under three Roswell L. Cofrans; Sr., Jr., and III. The patterns were hand carved in the mid-late 1800s. They were created for cities all over the world. The carved pattern would be used to create the sand cast mold in which the molten iron would be poured to make the grate or whatever item for which the pattern was made. My husband and I purchased these patterns from Western Foundry’s Going Out of Business auction many, many years ago and they’ve been in storage since. The buildings where these patterns were stored were amazing. There were two built specifically for this purpose totaling at least 120 feet in length. And, the patterns were filed according to project and placed very neatly on shelves lining both sides of the long narrow structures. I wish I would have had the forethought to note what project each of these was for as we were loading them. What history they hold! Now we get to offer these marvelous pieces to you. Make this set yours. Pattern: Height – 35.5 inches Width – 12.5 inches Depth – 2 inches Weight – 5.4 pounds Boxed size: Height – 16 inches Width – 39 inches Depth – 5 inches Weight – 8.5 pounds.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 35.5 in. (90.17 cm)Width: 12.5 in. (31.75 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • Style
    Industrial (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa Late 19th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. It is in wonderful antique condition with fabulous patina from all its years of age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Topeka, KS
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 414-IND-038I1stDibs: LU1873312182193

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    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Topeka, KS
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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