Nautical Foundry Pattern, 52" Wood Industrial Shipbuilding

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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. At 33" tall, this piece would be an interesting table or desk base. The authentic, industrial pattern could also be used as a unique art piece or side table!

This is one section of a 2-part 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 ENAUT2).

Weight: 111 lbs.
Item Measurements: 52.25(L) x 20(W) x 32.75(H)

Condition: Very good condition. Solid body with surface scuffs, paint loss, fading and patina as expected with age and use.

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".

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