This old, wooden engineering sand casting pattern mould, was used to make a part of a machine at the mines over 40 to 70+ years ago. We’ve now turned it into a coffee table, and the legs are from a university desk that was being ignored in a University in Johannesburg’s basement..
This coffee table is entitled ‘JC11 SG42’ after the numbers of the parts the mould would have been used to make, that was written on the side of the mould when we found it.
Both the inside and the outside of the mould is in it’s original condition and has not been changed since being salvaged from the old factory. (If you prefer, for an additional fee, we can sand down and varnish the outsides of the mould, to give it a retro-cleaned up finish.)
Wood Type: Mould pattern believed to be meranti wood.
Dimensions of table:
- Height: With glass: 35.5 cm. Without glass: 34.5 cm
- Width: With glass: 68 cm. Without glass: 61 cm
- Depth: With glass: 46 cm. Without glass: 37.6 cm
- Weight: tbc
Price R 17500.00
NOTE FOR DELIVERY:
Each item is so unique, that delivery options are tailored to your needs, and the items criteria. Contact to find out more and get a quote for a delivery fee.
This pattern mould is part of our Simco Range, and was reclaimed from an old engineering company that was closing down. The founder started the family business in an old cow shed in Johannesburg, and grew it over many years to a thriving 1400 square meters factory, servicing mostly the mining industry.
These moulds were used in the sand moulded casting process to make the parts, and had been sitting gathering dust on shelves in the attic of the factory for many years.
We’re excited about this reclaimed wood, as the pattern moulds are each unique, and lend to unusual, industrial looking pieces of furniture and art that won’t be found again. This is because today parts are made with computers, and it’s not common anymore to use the old wood and sand moulded casting process.