Nautical Foundry Pattern, Huge 59" Industrial Shipbuilding 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 a monumental, 59 inches wide. The manufacturer's name, part name and number are hand painted on the side of the piece.
This could be repurposed as a huge, interactive art piece, landscape focal point or unusual and artful lounge chair!

History: Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Company was a major shipbuilding company in operation from 1917–1989 in Chester, Pennsylvania on the Delaware River. Sun Shipbuilding launched its first ship in 1917, just as the United States was entering World War I. 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".

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

Weight: 206 lbs. Item Measurements: 59(L) x 38(W) x 29(H)

Foundry patterns are hand-fabricated by skilled tradesmen known as patternmakers. It takes many years of experience through apprenticeships and trade schooling in the fields of carpentry, mold-making, and tool and die making to achieve this title. Many view patternmaking as an art-form due to the precision and skill required to build a pattern by hand.

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