Nautical Foundry Pattern, 56" Dox Diesel Engine Mold, Shipbuilding Salvage

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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 56" tall with a bold, 3-dimensional body and stained wood finish. While this piece was created for industrial use, the design has the unintentional look of a bold, yet charming robot or figure! It is hard not to decipher a calm, tribal, Polynesian style figure or comic robot. Research has closely matched the design of this mold to the Sun Doxford Diesel Engine.

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.

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

Weight: 164 lbs.
Item Measurements: 46.25(L) x 13(W) x 56(H)

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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