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Trio of Industrial Steel Bookcase Shelving Painted Gray – Green Great Patina Vintage

Wow! Wow! Wow! These incredible vintage steel shelving units will make the best library or place to display your collections, whether it’s in your industrial loft or you are giving a fabulous industrial, modern country, or rustic look to your home or apartment. These shelves would also be awesome in a kitchen! Each shelving unit is comprised of four angled steel corners, which are supplied with holes every inch so that the shelves can be adjusted. They are filled in on the sides and back with heavy duty sheets of painted steel. There are four shelves per unit providing five openings. The two outer units are 18 inches deep with the center unit being 15 inches deep. That will hold a lot of stuff!  They have their original factory gray / green paint, and each have their own individual beautiful age patina consisting of dings, small dents, scratches, minor rust, and bare spots. We are pricing these as a unit of three; however, we realize not many homes could hold all three units so will give you an individual unit price if requested. Just contact us. These are absolutely fabulous industrial steel bookshelves. Just love the number plates on each. I wouldn’t wait too long to make them yours.

Price: $2,495


Industrial Three Tier Stainless Steel Rolling Cart Vintage

Wow! How I love this cart! Let me count the ways! It would make the most wonderful unusual dry bar or a fabulous kitchen cart or island. I could see it as a towel cart in a bathroom or for use in a laundry room and even a nursery. How many ways could you use it? It is comprised of three tiers of beautiful heavy gauge stainless steel that has acquired a wonderful age patina. Those tiers are held in place by a u-shaped stainless-steel tube frame which is held up by two large wheels on the front end and two small wheels on the back with a handle on the top tier for steering. Perfect! It will absolutely be phenomenal in your industrial loft space but equally as cool in a home or apartment. It is ready to use in so many places and so many ways, you just need to make it yours.

Price:  $1,100


Primitive Industrial Farmhouse Style White Painted Rolling Work

We found this primitive distressed work table and I just knew it would make a fabulous rolling kitchen island if we added casters and ……. Voila! Here it is. Comprised of chunky square wood legs with a crossbar, wood apron with an angled cut for detail and a wood top. All painted white but with bits of distressing. We added the 5-inch casters to make it counter height and conveniently movable. In a perfect world this would have a marble top. You should add one. Whether you do or not this will be absolutely perfect as your island in your industrial loft or farmhouse style kitchen!

Price: $1,195


American Industrial Oak and Steel Pallet Coffee Table Three by Five Feet

These are quite the pair and make the most incredible industrial coffee table. Comprised of angle iron and oak, maybe ash, planks, just stack one pallet on top of the other and they are the perfect height for a fabulous coffee table. The lower pallet then provides a wonderful useful shelf for magazines, books, or those ever-present clickers aka remote controls! These pallets are so handsome, yet they are very kid, teen, and husband friendly. You can put your feet on them. You can set a soda can or glass on them without worry. And you can even build a great Lego village on them or run your Hotwheel cars around the edges without worry of harming their look. We’ve done nothing to these but clean them leaving them with their own interesting character; however, if you wish a clear coat applied to the steel and maybe a finish put on the wood, we can do that for you. Our daughter and son both have a smaller version of these in their homes for their coffee tables and love them. We do have the smaller sizes listed as well so view our other listings. These are priced as a pair; the others, since we have so many are priced per pallet. Now, all you need to do is decide which size you want then make a couple yours.

Price: $1,995


Vintage Do Not Pass Metal Traffic Signs

Do not pass this Do Not Pass vintage traffic sign!!! We have a pair but have priced them separately. They are aluminum and have lots of age patina, so you can tell they are vintage and were really used. You know one (or two) will look fabulous hanging in your rec room, play room, or man cave; but it will be awesome hanging in your kitchen or family room too. And how about your loft space? Dynamite!! So whether you want one or two………..Do Not Pass….. up this urban artifact. Make it yours.

NOTE: We have lots of other traffic signs listed so you could have a whole wall or theme going on! Just go to our storefront here on this website to see all our listings.

Price: $395


Vintage Ped Xing Florescent Orange Metal Traffic Signs

Pedestrian crossing look out for the …………..no no no. That’s not right. But these signs sure are! Two vintage Ped Xing bright florescent orange metal signs. You can purchase one or two. We have priced them separately but two sure look good together. Perfect for your man cave, family room, rec room, play room, kid’s bedroom or your loft living space. They are aluminum and, obviously, they hold up outside, so they could look awesome on a deck or patio. Don’t hesitate. Make one or both yours.

NOTE: We have many other traffic signs listed and available, so you could have a whole wall or roomful. Just go to our storefront here on this website to see all our listings.

Price: $395


Vintage Right Lane Must Turn Right Large Steel Traffic Sign

Right lane must turn right, but did you know three right turns make left? This is an incredible large steel 20th century Right Lane Must Turn Right traffic sign and will look amazing in your loft! Or in your man cave, family room, rec room, play room, kid’s bedroom, patio, deck, at the end of your hallway………….the ideas are endless. So, make a right turn and make this urban artifact your own.

NOTE: We have many other traffic signs listed and available, so you could have a whole wall or roomful. Just go to our storefront here on this website to see all our listings.

Price: $595


Vintage Speed Limit 20 Large Steel Traffic Sign

I can’t drive 55! Or at least you shouldn’t because here the limit is 20. This cool and fun steel Speed Limit 20 traffic sign can be yours and it would look marvelous in your home or loft. Don’t reserve it for just the bar or the man cave. Use it in the kitchen, family room, rec room, playroom, kid’s room, maybe on the porch, deck or patio, or even in your hallway……what a hoot that would be. Hurry and make this urban artifact yours…..but don’t go over the speed limit.

NOTE: We have many other traffic signs listed and available, so you could have a whole wall or roomful. Just go to our storefront here on this website to see all our listings.


Eighteen Vintage Metal No Parking Signs

No parking by the sewer sign, Hot dog my razor broke, Water dripping up the spout, But hey I don’t care – let it all hang out……….Woops! Caught me again. These great signs we have listed have just made me silly. You must have these No Parking signs all 18 of them! Some of them are in bright barely worn condition and a few are very worn with just a shadow of their lettering visible but that is part of their charm. We have priced them individually, however will give you group pricing because we think they are just so fantastic hanging in a group, whether it is in an industrial loft space or your basement rec room or a hundred other places we can think of. You just need to make them yours and let your imagination go wild!

Price: $130


Twenty-Three Vintage Metal Parking Lot Number Signs

La la la la la …… They’ve paved paradise and put up a parking lot…………or with the evidence we have here maybe gotten rid of some! These are the coolest vintage signs…. Parking Lot 1, Parking Lot 3,….. Parking Lot 29, Parking Lot 30. They are all aluminum with differing lot numbers and in varying degrees of age patina. There are some duplicate numbers. We have priced these per sign but will give pricing on groups or for all. We are in love with the statement they make hanging in one large group and think they would look fabulous hanging together in an industrial loft space. But, also feel they could be just as cool in your mountain home, dessert home, beach house, man cave, rec room, or teen’s bedroom. You decide what parking lots you need and make them yours!!

Price: $95


Antique Industrial Foundry Pattern for Mold Handmade Wood - Number 11

Wow! This antique industrial foundry pattern is simply fabulous! This listing is for a single pattern of long narrow slatted form. It was most likely part of a sewer drain or other type of grill. It makes the most fabulous wall hanging. Or, it could be the start of a cool coffee or sofa table.

This pattern came from Western Foundry of Topeka, Kansas. They were founded in 1876 by Roswell L. Cofran, Sr., a civil war veteran and future Topeka mayor. While running the business, he served as mayor for three terms 1885-1887, 1889-1893, and 1913-1915. Western Foundry operated in Topeka for 124 years under three Roswell L. Cofrans; Sr., Jr., and III.

The patterns were hand carved in the mid to late 1800s. They were created for cities all over the world. The carved pattern would be used to create the sand cast mold in which the molten iron would be poured to make the grate or whatever item for which the pattern was made.

My husband and I purchased these patterns from Western Foundry’s Going Out of Business auction many, many years ago and they’ve been in storage since. The buildings where these patterns were stored were amazing. There were two built specifically for this purpose totaling at least 120 feet in length. And, the patterns were filed according to project and placed very neatly on shelves lining both sides of the long narrow structures. I wish I would have had the forethought to note what project each of these was for as we were loading them. What history they hold! Now we get to offer these marvelous pieces to you. Make this set yours. Or, if these don’t meet your needs look at all our others listed here as well. Or, contact us. We couldn’t begin to list them all.

Price: $495


Antique Industrial Foundry Pattern for Mold Handmade Wood – Number 10

Wow! This antique industrial foundry pattern is simply fabulous! This listing is for a single pattern of rectangular form with smaller rectangular positive and negative space. It was most likely a sewer drain or other type of grill. It makes the most fabulous wall hanging. Or, it could be the start of a side table. Or, just set it on a shelf!

This pattern came from Western Foundry of Topeka, Kansas. They were founded in 1876 by Roswell L. Cofran, Sr., a civil war veteran and future Topeka mayor. While running the business, he served as mayor for three terms 1885-1887, 1889-1893, and 1913-1915. Western Foundry operated in Topeka for 124 years under three Roswell L. Cofrans; Sr., Jr., and III.

The patterns were hand carved in the mid to late 1800s. They were created for cities all over the world. The carved pattern would be used to create the sand cast mold in which the molten iron would be poured to make the grate or whatever item for which the pattern was made.

My husband and I purchased these patterns from Western Foundry’s Going Out of Business auction many, many years ago and they’ve been in storage since. The buildings where these patterns were stored were amazing. There were two built specifically for this purpose totaling at least 120 feet in length. And, the patterns were filed according to project and placed very neatly on shelves lining both sides of the long narrow structures. I wish I would have had the forethought to note what project each of these was for as we were loading them. What history they hold! Now we get to offer these marvelous pieces to you. Make this set yours. Or, if these don’t meet your needs look at all our others listed here as well. Or, contact us. We couldn’t begin to list them all.

Price: $995


Antique Industrial Foundry Patterns for Molds Handmade Wood Set of Six - Group 9

Holy cow! These antique industrial foundry patterns are simply fabulous! This listing is for a varied set of six patterns of different sizes and purpose. We have priced them for the set. They make the most fabulous wall collage. Or are simply wonderful setting on a mantel or shelf.

These patterns came from Western Foundry of Topeka, Kansas. They were founded in 1876 by Roswell L. Cofran, Sr., a civil war veteran and future Topeka mayor. While running the business, he served as mayor for three terms 1885-1887, 1889-1893, and 1913-1915. Western Foundry operated in Topeka for 124 years under three Roswell L. Cofrans; Sr., Jr., and III.

The patterns were hand carved in the mid to late 1800s. They were created for cities all over the world. The carved pattern would be used to create the sand cast mold in which the molten iron would be poured to make the grate or whatever item for which the pattern was made.

My husband and I purchased these patterns from Western Foundry’s Going Out of Business auction many, many years ago and they’ve been in storage since. The buildings where these patterns were stored were amazing. There were two built specifically for this purpose totaling at least 120 feet in length. And, the patterns were filed according to project and placed very neatly on shelves lining both sides of the long narrow structures. I wish I would have had the forethought to note what project each of these was for as we were loading them. What history they hold! Now we get to offer these marvelous pieces to you. Make this set yours. Or, if these don’t meet your needs look at all our others listed here as well. Or, contact us. We couldn’t begin to list them all.

Price: $1,495


Antique Industrial Foundry Patterns for Molds Handmade Wood Set of Three - Group 5

Holy cow! These antique industrial foundry patterns are simply fabulous! This listing is for a varied set of three patterns of different sizes and purpose but do create an interesting circle. We have priced them for the set. They make the most fabulous wall collage. Or are simply wonderful setting on a mantel or shelf.

These patterns came from Western Foundry of Topeka, Kansas. They were founded in 1876 by Roswell L. Cofran, Sr., a civil war veteran and future Topeka mayor. While running the business, he served as mayor for three terms 1885-1887, 1889-1893, and 1913-1915. Western Foundry operated in Topeka for 124 years under three Roswell L. Cofrans; Sr., Jr., and III.

The patterns were hand carved in the mid to late 1800s. They were created for cities all over the world. The carved pattern would be used to create the sand cast mold in which the molten iron would be poured to make the grate or whatever item for which the pattern was made.

My husband and I purchased these patterns from Western Foundry’s Going Out of Business auction many, many years ago and they’ve been in storage since. The buildings where these patterns were stored were amazing. There were two built specifically for this purpose totaling at least 120 feet in length. And, the patterns were filed according to project and placed very neatly on shelves lining both sides of the long narrow structures. I wish I would have had the forethought to note what project each of these was for as we were loading them. What history they hold! Now we get to offer these marvelous pieces to you. Make this set yours. Or, if these don’t meet your needs look at all our others listed here as well. Or, contact us. We couldn’t begin to list them all.

Price: $1,495


Antique Industrial Slatted Foundry Patterns for Molds Handmade Wood – Group 4

Holy cow! These antique industrial handmade foundry patterns are simply fabulous! This listing is for an individual slatted pattern from one through ten. We have priced them individually. They make the most fabulous wall collage. Or are simply wonderful setting on a mantel or shelf. Mix or match them with some of our other listings.

These patterns came from Western Foundry of Topeka, Kansas. They were founded in 1876 by Roswell L. Cofran, Sr., a civil war veteran and future Topeka mayor. While running the business, he served as mayor for three terms 1885-1887, 1889-1893, and 1913-1915. Western Foundry operated in Topeka for 124 years under three Roswell L. Cofrans; Sr., Jr., and III.

The patterns were handmade in the mid to late 1800s. They were created for cities all over the world. The carved pattern would be used to create the sand cast mold in which the molten iron would be poured to make the grate or whatever item for which the pattern was made.

My husband and I purchased these patterns from Western Foundry’s Going Out of Business auction many, many years ago and they’ve been in storage since. The buildings where these patterns were stored were amazing. There were two built specifically for this purpose totaling at least 120 feet in length. And, the patterns were filed according to project and placed very neatly on shelves lining both sides of the long narrow structures. I wish I would have had the forethought to note what project each of these was for as we were loading them. What history they hold! Now we get to offer these marvelous pieces to you. Make this set yours. Or, if these don’t meet your needs look at all our others listed here as well. Or, contact us. We couldn’t begin to list them all.

Price: $395


Antique Industrial Arched Foundry Patterns for Molds Handmade Wood – Group 3

Holy cow! These antique industrial handmade foundry patterns are simply fabulous! This listing is for an individual arched pattern from “A” through “C” and “E”. Pattern D is sold. We have priced them individually. They make the most fabulous wall collage. Or are simply wonderful setting on a mantel or shelf.

These patterns came from Western Foundry of Topeka, Kansas. They were founded in 1876 by Roswell L. Cofran, Sr., a civil war veteran and future Topeka mayor. While running the business, he served as mayor for three terms 1885-1887, 1889-1893, and 1913-1915. Western Foundry operated in Topeka for 124 years under three Roswell L. Cofrans; Sr., Jr., and III.

The patterns were hand carved in the mid to late 1800s. They were created for cities all over the world. The carved pattern would be used to create the sand cast mold in which the molten iron would be poured to make the grate or whatever item for which the pattern was made.

My husband and I purchased these patterns from Western Foundry’s Going Out of Business auction many, many years ago and they’ve been in storage since. The buildings where these patterns were stored were amazing. There were two built specifically for this purpose totaling at least 120 feet in length. And, the patterns were filed according to project and placed very neatly on shelves lining both sides of the long narrow structures. I wish I would have had the forethought to note what project each of these was for as we were loading them. What history they hold! Now we get to offer these marvelous pieces to you. Make this set yours. Or, if these don’t meet your needs look at all our others listed here as well. Or, contact us. We couldn’t begin to list them all.

Price: $395


Antique Industrial Foundry Patterns for Molds Handmade Wood Set of Seven – Group 2

Whoa! These antique handmade industrial foundry patterns are simply fabulous! This listing is for a varied set of seven patterns of different sizes and purpose. We have priced them for the set. They make the most fabulous wall collage. Or are simply wonderful setting on a mantel or shelf.

These patterns came from Western Foundry of Topeka, Kansas. They were founded in 1876 by Roswell L. Cofran, Sr., a civil war veteran and future Topeka mayor. While running the business, he served as mayor for three terms 1885-1887, 1889-1893, and 1913-1915. Western Foundry operated in Topeka for 124 years under three Roswell L. Cofrans; Sr., Jr., and III.

The patterns were hand carved in the mid to late 1800s. They were created for cities all over the world. The carved pattern would be used to create the sand cast mold in which the molten iron would be poured to make the grate or whatever item for which the pattern was made.

My husband and I purchased these patterns from Western Foundry’s Going Out of Business auction many, many years ago and they’ve been in storage since. The buildings where these patterns were stored were amazing. There were two built specifically for this purpose totaling at least 120 feet in length. And, the patterns were filed according to project and placed very neatly on shelves lining both sides of the long narrow structures. I wish I would have had the forethought to note what project each of these was for as we were loading them. What history they hold! Now we get to offer these marvelous pieces to you. Make this set yours. Or, if these don’t meet your needs look at all our others listed here as well. Or, contact us. We couldn’t begin to list them all.

Price: $1,495


Antique Industrial Foundry Patterns for Molds Handmade Set of Six - Group 1

Holy cow! These antique handmade industrial foundry patterns are simply fabulous! This listing is for a varied set of six patterns of different sizes and purpose. We have priced them for the set. They make the most fabulous wall collage. Or are simply wonderful setting on a mantel or shelf.

These patterns came from Western Foundry of Topeka, Kansas. They were founded in 1876 by Roswell L. Cofran, Sr., a civil war veteran and future Topeka mayor. While running the business, he served as mayor for three terms 1885-1887, 1889-1893, and 1913-1915. Western Foundry operated in Topeka for 124 years under three Roswell L. Cofrans; Sr., Jr., and III.

The patterns were hand carved in the mid to late 1800s. They were created for cities all over the world. The carved pattern would be used to create the sand cast mold in which the molten iron would be poured to make the grate or whatever item for which the pattern was made.

My husband and I purchased these patterns from Western Foundry’s Going Out of Business auction many, many years ago and they’ve been in storage since. The buildings where these patterns were stored were amazing. There were two built specifically for this purpose totaling at least 120 feet in length. And, the patterns were filed according to project and placed very neatly on shelves lining both sides of the long narrow structures. I wish I would have had the forethought to note what project each of these was for as we were loading them. What history they hold! Now we get to offer these marvelous pieces to you. Make this set yours. Or, if these don’t meet your needs look at all our others listed here as well. Or, contact us. We couldn’t begin to list them all.

Price: $1,495


Industrial Wooden Pallets Rustic Iron Frame

These circa 1930’s industrial wooden pallets with iron rustic frame have multiple uses. They can be used in many configurations as a coffee table in your industrial or contemporary styled loft or your man-cave, or rustic or country themed design. Stack them one on top of another or add casters. Use 2 or 3 or 4! They can be used to give an elevation to a specific area in an open design plan such as a seating, dining, library or sleeping area.  Just place several together and lift a sofa, chair, or any piece or pieces of furniture. Oak wood slats are seasoned and have a rustic appearance from over a half century of shipping use. Iron has gorgeous mill scale and patina.  We have over 100 available so buy buy buy! We will make a deal on multiple purchases, just contact us.

Price:  $500


Primitive Wooden Antique Standing Desk

You know what they say… With age comes BEAUTY!! And this primitive wooden antique standing desk is just that… a REAL beauty with a  very interesting past. It originally started its life as a plan desk in a foundry in the late 1800’s. Western Foundry & Machine Works to be exact in Topeka, Kansas. This is a fabulous, historic piece of Americana that can be used in many ways ……. An entry hall, kitchen, library, den, or home office……let your imagination soar! It is sturdy and solid as a rock! With its sizeable work top, this desk would be perfect for someone that needs a lot of space for design work such as an architect or building planner. There’s all kinds of space for drawings and laying out large, broad plans. It has two drawers for office supplies and a nice large half circle cut out where you can put your favorite office chair in case you get tired of standing. It’s rustic, it’s distressed, it’s antique, it’s also industrial… and it needs to be yours!!

Here is a link to an newspaper article when Western Foundry & Machine Works closed and everything was auctioned.

Price:  $1,200


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