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    I know this is over 6 yrs old, but does anyone have experience with some of the above foundries? I am 6 mo. out from needing 100 small castings and I am looking for a foundry to work with prior to having patterns made. I would like to get guidance on a pattern before I have them made and find out they need to be reworked. I am aware that some of these places may not be in business anymore. Also, pattern shop recommendations would be great too. It seems that 20 yrs ago the craftsmen pattern makers were retiring and not many apprentice were filling the void. Bump, heres to a great thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rke[pler View Post
    I have had very good service from Cattail Foundry in Pennsylvania. I've sent patterns and a check for something more than I expect it to cost and received back the number of castings expected and change from the check. It's in Amish country and difficult to reach by modern methods but mail works well:

    Cattail Foundry
    Emanuel J. King
    167 W. Cattail Road
    Gordonville, PA 17659

    I think that if you google "cattail foundry" that you'll find similar positive comments, and he has experience in casting direct from the part (it's not that hard as long as some shrinkage can be lived with or accommodated in the ramming up).
    As of a couple months ago this foundry still alive and providing good service. I am planning to send them a pattern soon.

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    We've had several sets of iron grates cast, both loose pattern and on a plate. Also some small RR brake shoes. Small quantities no problem. He can also do patterns if needed.

    Marcellus Metalcasters, Inc
    Andy Abrams
    214 Read Street
    PO Box 182
    Marcellus, Mi 49067-
    Phone: 269-646-0202
    Fax: 269-646-0303
    E-mail: [email protected]

    John Harbeck -- Hesston Steam Museum in NW Indiana

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    Northfield Foundry in Westland MI, grey or ductile iron, easy to deal with for loose parts or patterned parts.

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    Hello,
    My name is Jeremy. I am with Smith Castings. We are located at the old Ford plant in Kingsford MI. I was wondering if you may be interested in our company for your casting needs. Could we possibly supply you with parts, custom parts, ect?
    You can check out our web page for more information. Smith Castings, LLC Home Page or email me back.
    Thanks. Jeremy

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    I know this is an old post but we have a full pattern making shop should a need arise, please contact us. We have journeyman pattern makers (a dying trade!)
    Pergramiron.com

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    This thread is from 2008. I think it needs to be closed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinit View Post
    This thread is from 2008. I think it needs to be closed.
    I disagree. It's getting harder and harder to find foundries that will do short runs, especially loose patterns and cup-spoon-saucer type stuff. Any thread that gives possible leads is worthwhile.

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    why would you close a informative thread?
    WTH?
    Gw

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    I thought the same as you all really. I even rated the thread good. It has been around a long time and now I hope people will post in it. What I did was raise a trial balloon I am glad there is still interest. It stays open.


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