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Seller: ponyboynol (10,352) 99.8%, Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 361842245486 Auction Wizard 2000 Listing Template - AW2KLOT#:11480 1914 > CAST IRON BRIDGE PLATE from SULLIVAN COUNTY, NEW YORK ~ NAMED POLITICIANS ↓ ↓ ↓ SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW ALL PHOTOS ↓ ↓ ↓ ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ THIS MONTH, WE ARE PLEASED TO OFFER MANY FINE ANTIQUE AND COLLECTIBLE ARTIFACTS AND RARITIES FROM MISSISSIPPI AND LOUISIANA ESTATES AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS PLEASE CHECK OUR OTHER EBAY LISTINGS FOR MORE EXAMPLES OF EARLY ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ DESCRIPTION IN THE COMPETITIVE ARENA OF 19TH CENTURY BRIDGE BUILDING, THE BUILDERS OF THESE IRON AND STEEL STRUCTURES WERE MOST ANXIOUS TO LET PEOPLE KNOW WHO THEY WERE. JUST AS AN ARTIST SIGNS A PAINTING, THE BUILDERS WOULD CREATE AND ATTACH PLATES TO THE STRUCTURE WITH THE COMPANY NAME, DATE AND SOMETIMES THE NAMES OF THE CLIENTS. SOME OF THE EARLIEST DESIGNS PERHAPS WERE RATHER PLAIN, AND LATER BECAME MORE ORNAMENTAL, PARTICULARLY FOR THOSE THROUGH TRUSS BRIDGES THAT CARRIED A CROSS BEAM, WHERE THE PLATE COULD BE PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED. STILL LATER, IN THE ERA OF HEAVIER BRIDGES, THE PLATE DESIGNS BECAME SIMPLER AND MORE FUNCTIONAL WITH SQUARE AND RECTANGULAR PLATES OFTEN PLACED ON AN END POST OR BEAM GIRDER. THESE STANDARD OFFERS WERE ALSO ACCOMPANIED WITH SPECIAL PLAQUES DESIGNED TO REWARD THE ROAD COMMISSIONERS OR OTHERS WHO HAD MADE THE WISE DECISION TO CHOOSE THE FIRM TO BUILD THEIR BRIDGE. FROM AN OLD NEW ORLEANS ESTATE, WITH NEW YORK PROVENANCE, THIS OUTSTANDING CAST IRON BRIDGE PLATE WEIGHS AN IMPRESSIVE 6.25 POUNDS, MEASURING 13.75 x 7.5" OVERALL. BAS-RELIEF CAST LETTERING READS 1914 M.H. VANDERLYN ~ T. SUPT. W.B. STODARD ~ SUP'R. M.H. WRIGHT ~ CO. SUPT. RESEARCH INDICATES MR. M.H. WRIGHT WAS IN FACT COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT IN SULLIVAN COUNTY, NEW YORK, DURING 1914, AND INVOLVED IN CONSTRUCTION OF SEVERAL ROADWAYS DURING HIS TENURE. LARGE HOLES AT EACH END FOR MOUNTING. RAISED BORDER, MEASURING 3/8" TALL. OVERALL RUSTY PATINA ~ FINE, OLD VINTAGE CONDITION, BEST NOTED BY CLOSELY EXAMINING THE IMAGES OFFERED. HISTORY OF SULLIVAN COUNTY Sullivan County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 77,547. The county seat is Monticello. The county's name is in honor of Major General John Sullivan, who was a hero in the American Revolutionary War. The county was the site of hundreds of Borscht Belt hotels and resorts, which had their heyday from the 1920s through the 1970s. In 2010, the center of population of New York was located at the southern edge of Sullivan County. When the colony that is now New York State established its first twelve counties in 1683, the present Sullivan County was part of Ulster County. In 1809, Sullivan County was split from Ulster County. In the late 19th century, the Industrial Revolution and the advent of factories driven by water power along the streams and rivers led to an increase in population attracted to the jobs. Hamlets enlarged into towns. As industry restructured, many of those jobs left before the middle of the twentieth century. The economy changed again after that, shifting to a more tourist-based variety and benefiting from resorts established by European Jewish immigrants and their descendants in what became called the Borscht Belt of the 20th century. Resort hotels featured a wide variety of entertainers, some nationally known. At the beginning of this period, visitors traveled to the area by train, and later by automobile. The natural resources of the area also provided a setting for numerous summer camps frequented by the children of immigrants and their descendants. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ PLEASE USE THE EBAY "CONTACT SELLER" FUNCTION TO CONTACT US AND RESOLVE ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE BIDDING FREE SHIPPING ON THIS ITEM TO DOMESTIC ADDRESSES INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING AVAILABLE ~ CONTACT US FOR A RATE QUOTE BEFORE BIDDING > Auction Wizard 2000 - The Complete Auction Management Software Solution

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