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".