We are delighted to introduce Rustbelt Reclamation's first ever seasonal line of furniture. This year our Spring Collection will be made up of unique, one-off tables, mirrors, bar backs and lighting constructed from foundry patterns sourced from Cleveland's longest operating foundry. We will have several previews ramping up to the release of the line in April - So stay tuned!
This week we will be revealing a little about the former lives of these patterns...
The Taylor & Boggis (T&B) foundry on Cleveland’s East Side specialized in making iron components for industry. The foundry had been in operation since the 1860s and made its last pour in early 2012. Had you looked them up in the Cleveland City Directory in 1891 - you would find that you could reach their office by dialing 1818.
The history of T&B's work is recorded in the foundry patterns they produced. Relics of The Second Industrial Revolution, these beautiful hand-made patterns, constructed of mahogany and pine, were used to form the sand molds employed in the production of iron parts and components for industry. These molds represent a piece of Cleveland’s industrial history and include parts produced for companies such as Eaton (Fawick), Warner-Swasey, Vulcan, and Rockwell.