A rare, antique, cast iron, double-faced, two-bay, open stack archival library bookcase. Each lot includes: (3) uprights, *(16) steel adjustable shelves (More shelves are available for purchase if needed).
Denver Public Library (Denver, Colorado, 1910-present). The library was funded by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie (American, 1835-1919). Note: historical photographs of the Library provided by the Western History/Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library. Designed by Angus Snead Macdonald, this modular book stacking system was produced in a range of sizes and configurations and revolutionized library book stacks. They were used in many notable libraries across the United States and internationally, including the Library of Congress, the Vatican and the New York Public Library.
PLACE OF ORIGIN
Snead and Company Iron Works (Louisville, Kentucky, 1890-1950) | Designer: Angus Snead Macdonald (American, 1883-1961)
Early 20th century
(3) Upright supports: Width 4.25 Depth 17 Height 84 inches
Assembled approximately: Width 70 inches
(16) Shelves: Width 33.25 Depth 8 Height 0.75 inches
Note: rusted finish can be sandblasted off. Disassembled at this time. No top canopy, cross braces or floor panel.
4 sets. Each set includes: (3) uprights, *(16) shelves