Antique Industrial Foundry Patterns for Molds Handmade Wood Set of Six, Group 9 For Sale
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Antique Industrial Foundry Patterns for Molds Handmade Wood Set of Six, Group 9

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Incredible set of six antique handmade wood Industrial foundry patterns. These were created to make the sand cast molds for casting iron sewage grates and other miscellaneous items. These are in wonderful antique condition with fabulous patina from all their years of age and use, circa late 19th century. Holy cow! These antique Industrial foundry patterns are simply fabulous! This listing is for a varied set of six patterns of different sizes and purpose. We have priced them for the set. They make the most fabulous wall collage. Or are simply wonderful setting on a mantel or shelf. These patterns 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. Or, if these don’t meet your needs look at all our others listed here as well. Or, contact us. We couldn’t begin to list them all. Patterns: Size of group a figuration hanging – 63 W x 54 H inches Size of group b figuration hanging – 60 W x 73 H inches Sizes of individual patterns range – from 18 x 37.25 to 20 x 5 inches Weight – 22.5 pounds all Boxed size: Height – 14 inches Width – 41 inches Depth – 14 inches Weight – 30 pounds.  

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa Late 19th Century
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    These are in wonderful antique condition with fabulous patina from all their years of age and use.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 37 in. x W 18 in. x D 2 in.H 93.98 cm x W 45.72 cm x D 5.08 cm
  • Seller Location
    Topeka, KS
  • Seller Reference Number
    414-IND-029G9
  • Sold As
    Set of 6
  • Reference Number
    LU1873312182653
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