This is a painted cast iron machine stand from Hyde Park, Massachusetts. The stand is very fancy and was used as possibly a lathe stand or some other type of manufacturing device. It is solid iron and was painted green, sometime in it's life, which covers an old original black paint with very fancy detailing, please see photos.
The John T. Robinson Co. manufactured automobiles, "The Robinson" until 1904. They also built bicycles sometime during their existence which started back at the end of the Civil War. I would venture to say they also made machine stands for their own use and this would be one of them.
The detailed work on the iron is wonderful including the scroll on the leg brace from left to right and the very fancy lettering cast iron Logo on each leg.
This stand is in amazingly great condition and is very sturdy. The stand is 30" high x 49 1/2" long. At the feet the stand is 30" deep. The top mounting brackets are 21 3/4" from front to back and the front edge lines up with the outer edge of the feet, which ten makes it offset in the back by 8 1/4". The top mounting brackets are flat and very even, 2" wide. The stand as a whole could handle just about any weight as far as adding top to this stand.
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