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Vintage Industrial Wooden Foundry Molds/Patterns/Forms
Gallery 5004 features an inventory of great vintage industrial foundry molds, hand made out of wood by skilled craftsmen and specifically designed for creating cast iron machine parts. Through precision woodworking, the molds or patterns were designed as perfect replicas of the machine part that was requested by a customer. Next, the wood forms were used in a sand casting process to create the machine pieces in cast iron. Our foundry patterns are in excellent condition, featuring the original natural and painted wood finishes (some have normal dents and marks from use) and each one has a unique number.
The molds were originally designed in the 1920s and 1930s by Mereen-Johnson Machine Company, a Minneapolis foundry. Beyond their obvious interesting shapes and historical significance they can be used to accent your decor as pedestals or display pieces for other works of art, bookends, shelves, lamp bases, etc. ... or you can just hang them on a wall as a decorative conversation piece. Let your imagination run wild with these patterns ... maybe even incorporate one or two of them in your own original work of art.
Pictured are just a few of the numerous unique foundry forms that we have at Gallery 5004.