A rare, antique cast iron archival library bookcase with adjustable steel shelves. Note: includes (16) shelves.
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.
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.
PLACE OF ORIGIN
Snead and Company Iron Works (Louisville, Kentucky, 1890-1950) | Designer: Angus Snead Macdonald (American, 1883-1961)
Early 20th century
Width 69.5 Depth 16.75 Height 85.5 inches
Shelves: Depth 8 inches