Nautical Foundry Pattern, 51" Wood Industrial Shipbuilding Mold, Salvaged

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This industrial, wooden foundry pattern was designed and manufactured by Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Company in Pennsylvania. We later salvaged it from a nautical collector's warehouse in New Jersey. The handmade wooden pattern is 51" in length with a 3-dimensional, angular body, hand painted markings and vivid color scheme. This is part of a pattern known as a cope and drag. The pattern, or mould, shows the original manufacturer's metal plaque that reads "S.S.B. & Co." as well as an affixed metal part number tag. Allover hand painted markings add authenticity and interest to the piece.

This pattern consists of 2 detachable parts: this piece has 3 shallow, compartment-like, sections. The piece that divides the compartments can be removed. The red and black paint is part of a color-coding system used by foundries to indicate where a core, which will form a cavity in the finished casting, should be placed in the sand mold. A mirrored version (the other half of the cope and drag) is available (see item ENAUT1). Use this pattern as a unique, industrial art piece, a groovy shelf, or a table or desk base.

Salvage History: In 2017, this foundry pattern was salvaged from a nautical warehouse in New Jersey. The pick was featured in Season 9, Episode 8 of the DIY Network show, "Salvage Dawgs".

Weight: 111 lbs.
Item Measurements: 50.5(L) x 20(W) x 32.5(H)
Condition: Very good condition. Solid body with surface scuffs, paint loss, fading and patina as expected with age and use.

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