A rare, antique cast iron archival library bookcase, painted yellow with adjustable steel shelves. These shelves were used in many libraries, including the Library of Congress and the NY Public Library. This example came from the Denver Public Library which opened in 1910 and was funded by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Note: historical photographs of the Library provided by the Western History/Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library.

MAKER
Snead and Co. Ironworks (Jersey City, NJ)

PERIOD
Early 20th century

DATE
Circa 1910

DIMENSIONS
Width 70 Depth 18 Height 85.5 inches

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ITEM ID
C2910
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
ORIGIN
United States • American
STYLE
Industrial
AGE
Early 20th Century
MATERIAL
Metal, Iron, Cast Iron
WIDTH
70" (178 cm)
DEPTH
18" (46 cm)
HEIGHT
85.5" (217 cm)

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Rare American Snead and Co. Painted Cast Iron Library Open Shelf

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