J & E Stevens casting patterns for cast iron wheels for antique toys
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We are offering for sale several J&E Stevens bronze casting patterns for wheels and other wheels as well from the J&E Stevens factory.  The large wheel on the bottom left measures approximately 4 1/2" diameter x 3/16" thick and is not bronze (we're not sure if it's lead or another metal, don't think it is cast iron).  The wheel on the top left is bronze and measures approximately 2 3/4" diameter x just under 1/8" thick.  The two wheels in the center column are bronze and are a matching pair, each measuring approximately 2" in diameter x just under 1/8" thick.  The two bottom wheels on the far right are not bronze but we're not sure what kind of metal they are (not cast iron, possibly lead?) and are a matching pair, each measuring approximately 2 1/16" in diameter x just under 1/8" thick.  The wheel on the top on the far right with the tab on it appears to be a mixture of bronze and lead (that's how the patterns were repaired) and it measures approximately 2" in diameter x just under 1/8".  Please be sure to veiw all photos.  See below for the origin of these parts. 

In 1959 the J&E Stevens foundry declared bankruptcy and ceased production in Cromwell Connecticut.  At that time three of the factory employees were enlisted to clean everything out of the foundry.  They divided the contents three ways amongst themselves and created a toy collectors treasure trove.  In recent years a few auction houses have been selling off some of the collections of those former employees.  The bronze casting molds as well as the other pieces we are offering in this sale were originally sold from one such collection in 2009.

PLEASE REVIEW ALL PHOTOS AND USE THE ENLARGE AND ZOOM FEATURES FOR THE BEST DESCRIPTION OF THESE EARLY AMERICAN J&E STEVENS BRONZE CASTING PATTERNS FOR WHEELS AND OTHER WHEELS.

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J&E STEVENS WHEELS BRONZE CASTING PATTERNS & OTHER WHEELS

Price: $95.00
Availability: SOLD