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FINLAY-de MONCHY, Marike, and Karin COPE. Casting a Legend : The Story of the Lunenburg Foundry. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing Ltd., (2002). FirstEdition. Pp (2),[iii]-x,1-198. With over 100 b&w photos in the text as wel l as other illustrations including reproductions from old catalogues. Triple Column. Oblong 8vo, illustrated black card covers, yellow and brown lettering to front cover and spine. "Mention the Lunenburg Foundry and everyone has a story to tell. Mariners will praise Foundry know-how and products, from beautifully turned-shafts to propellers and bronze fittings of all sizes-- not to mention several varieties of utterly reliable engines. Rural fol k -- and city folk of not so long ago -- will reminisce about the wonderfulcast-iron cooking ranges that turned out perfect bread, or the little parl our stoves that burned next to nothing and heated the whole house. And almost everyone knows, all too well, that infamous 'fisherman's best friend', the Atlantic make-and-break engine. Established in 1891 at the head of Lunenburg Harbour, the Lunenburg Foundry, then a stove manufacturer, barely survived early financial losses, fire, and several changes in management and ownership. In 1907, pharmacist J.J. Kinley and several other local businessmen and tradesmen reorganized and rebuilt the company. It remains in existence today, a fertile mixture of old and new strengths, buildings, products, and people. With the help of two unpublished memoirs, a variety of interviews, and numerous photographic records contained in Foundry archives, 'Casting a Legend' offers a detailed and personal account of the most fascinating episodes, processes, products, vessels, and characters to mark the long history of this well-known company and its even more famous hometown." - from the rear cover. Contents: Foreword by Brian MacKay-Lyons; Introduction: Finding the Foundry Everywhere; 1. Ships of Wood and Men of lron: The Early History; 2. All Mannei of Things: The Art of Casting; 3. Keeping Warm: Stovesand Heating Bodies; 4. Make-and-Break: The Little Engine That Could [Atlan tic Marine Engines, as immortalized in Stan Rogers' song "Make and Break Harbour" and in Farley Mowat's The Boat Who Wouldn't Float]]; 5. The Vicissitudes of the Fishery; 6. World War Two and a Change in Course: The Foundry Becomes a Naval Yard; 7. Most Famous Ship of All: The Bluenose I and II; 8. 0ther Vessels of Extraoidinary Provenance; Conclusion: A Corporate Culture With Values; With bibliography. Very good. 20.00
Title: Casting a Legend : The Story of the Lunenburg Foundry. First Edition.
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2002, ISBN:1551094096:
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