We have always considered and collected these commercial masks and helmets as industries tribal art. Examples can be elegant in their simplicity or bazaar and complex. They are always unique, suprising and filled with personality.
Original 1800s Industrial Table
This table saw table is one of the earliest I've seen outside a museum. I'd guess it dates to the period around the "Industrial Revolution"-(1845-1870). The saw ran on foot power. The heavy machine works were removed. It's highly decorative cast iron legs and original wood table top make this a real stand out. You just don't see industrial mechanical furniture with this much character. The original 37 inch x 38 inch wood top has an amazing patina. The wood is also signed and dated adding to it's character. It's a look that can't be duplicated and takes 100s of years and 1000s of hours of wear to produce. It stands 37.5 inches tall. This ornate base is an important part of industrial history. For questions or net pricing contact dealer directly. A bit of history: This business traces its roots back to 1844; its "modern" incarnation as J. M. Marston & Co. began operations in about 1872. They made hand- and foot-powered machinery of ornate design. The owner was John Morrill Marston, Sr. John's son, Irving Gill Marston, was involved with the company but by the late 1880s had also set up his own business, I. G. Marston & Co., that apparently operated out of the same building. In 1889, I. G. Marston was granted a tablesaw patent that was assigned to his company. 37" x 28" x 37.5" tall ... (On Hold)