Salvaged Nautical Foundry Industrial Shipbuilding Pattern 63" Anchor Chain Slide



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 solid wood mold is the pattern for the massive slide for the anchor chain. It stands an impressive 64 inches in height with the vivid, original color scheme and stamped and hand painted markings show the manufacturer, as well as other hand painted details. This is the perfect, authentic decorative piece from the American industrial machine era.

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".

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

Weight: 185 lbs.
Item Measurements: 22(L) x 23(W) x 63(H)

Manufacturer's History:
Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Company was a major shipbuilding company in operation from 1917–1989 in Chester, Pennsylvania on the Delaware River. The first ship was launched in 1917, just as the United States was entering World War I. By the start of World War II Sun Shipbuilding was among the country's five largest shipyards, with eight slipways. At its peak the company employed more than 40,000 workers at four shipyards and was the largest private-sector employer of African-Americans in the United States. During the war Sun built tankers, hospital ships, cargo ships, and escort carriers for the United States Maritime Commission

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