Nautical Foundry Pattern, 26" Industrial Shipbuilding Mold, Urban Decor



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 mold features an interesting shape and solid wood body. It measures 26" x 23" wide and sits flat on one side with an interesting, sloped projected piece. 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".

Weight: 39 lb
Item Measurements: 26(L) x 22.5(W) x 16.6(H)

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

Manufacturer's 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. By the start of World War II Sun 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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