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Posted 3 years ago


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I have no idea what this foundry mold was used for, but i really love this one. it reminds me of 'alien' - something between industrial tech and organic. maybe this was a form for an early electrical switchboard of some kind. there's a date on it of 1926. it stands about 24" tall.

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  1. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 3 years ago
    This is commonly called a pattern board. The mold is the cavity this makes in the sand and molten metal is poured. Hope I didn't sound to preachy.
  2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
    not at all mrmajestic1. what do you think the final product was used for? i cleaned and brushed the aluminum pieces on this mold to make them stand out. it's hard to photograph, but it looks much better in person. very spinal!
  3. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 3 years ago
    It's really hard to tell what it is but maybe a guide or a part of a clamp.
  4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
    hmmm... don't you think it might be of a switchboard or something like that?

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