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Shipbuilding Foundry Pattern, 43" Industrial Shelf or Bar Back, Salvage

SKU:
ENAUT35
$449.99
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Description

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 pattern measures 43" x 18" with a projecting, curvilinear shape. The size and unique qualities of this piece make it a perfect industrial era decorative item. It could also be mounted on a wall as an authentic, industrial art piece, or repurposed as a display shelf or interesting bar back. The piece is sturdy, with stamped and hand painted markings showing the part numbers and other hand painted details.

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

Weight: 38 lbs
Item Measurements: 43(L) x 7(W) x 17.5(H)

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

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".

Extra Information

Type:
Vintage