Antique Industrial Foundry Pattern for Mold Handmade Wood, Number 8 For Sale
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Antique Industrial Foundry Pattern for Mold Handmade Wood, Number 8

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Incredible antique handmade wood industrial foundry pattern. A perfect square. Use either side. This was created to make the sand cast molds for casting an iron piece of some type. It is in wonderful antique condition with fabulous patina from all its years of age and use, circa late 19th century. Wow! This antique handmade industrial foundry pattern is simply fabulous! This listing is for a single pattern of circle within a square within a larger square that is surrounded by awesome texture. Or flip it over and use the other side which is a square with a great big X. Our guess is this was made for some type of door. It makes the most fabulous wall hanging. Or, it could be the start of a cool little side 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 to 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 totalling 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 marvellous pieces to you. Make this set yours. Pattern: Height 20.5 inches Width 20.5 inches Depth 2 inches Weight 6.8 pounds Boxed size: Height 24 inches Width 24 inches Depth 5 inches Weight  9 pounds.   

Details

  • Production time
    Available Now
  • Of the Period
  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    circa Late 19th Century
  • Period
  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    It is in wonderful antique condition with fabulous patina from all its years of age and use.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 20.5 in. x W 20.5 in. x D 2 in.

    H 52.07 cm x W 52.07 cm x D 5.08 cm

  • Seller location
    Topeka, KS
  • Seller reference number
    414-IND-032
  • Reference number
    LU1873312148881

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