Summer 2005
Volume 1
Inside this issue:
Lincoln Cottage
New Fountain Products
Davis Theater Ticket Booth
Recapturing a town's identity
Drawings Available
See you at Booth 1438 the ASLA EXPO

We're excited to bring you this inaugural edition of Robinson Iron's Portfolio! Everything we are doing from Historical Restoration to the installation of America's favorite Cast Iron Fountains is now readily accessible. Please join us for this quarterly experience in architectural metalwork.
Lincoln Cottage
"As seen on the cover of PARADE magazine" Abraham Lincoln spent one quarter of his Presidency at this summer home just three miles from the White House. Here it is thought he drafted The Emancipation Proclamation. This Gothic Revival style structure is the only remaining site that represents the Lincoln Presidency and was designated a National Monument in 2000. As a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Robinson Iron is proud to have been chosen to restore the cottages' cast iron balcony and cast iron entrance stairs.

Lincoln Cottage Photo Gallery

New Fountain Products
With every fountain purchased you will receive a complimentary two bottle set of Fountec/Protec! Fountec is the water treatment system that will keep your fountain clean and clear of algae. Contains no Harsh Chemicals! Chlorine can discolor or shorten the life of a fountain's finish but Fountec helps remove and prevent green, blue-green, yellow and black type algae in water. Eliminates scrubbing! Makes year round fountain care safe and effective.And prevent white calcium deposits, iron, copper, or manganese stains on your fountain finish with Protec! Protec's advanced synergy blend of enviro-safe phosphonates provides long lasting protection with superior results.Two 8oz. Bottles Free! Already have your Robinson fountain? Buy either bottle of Fountec or Protec for $9.00 each. Or Save and Buy a two bottle set Fountec/Protec for only $17.00!
Enjoy your Robinson Iron Fountain for years to come!
Davis Theater Ticket Booth
Patrons will thrill once again as they enter the fully restored 1930's Paramount Theater now known as The Davis Theater for the Performing Arts. Working closely with the architectural firm of Seay Seay & Litchfield, Robinson Iron designed and custom cast every element required to replicate the original ticket booth (seen here under construction). This Montgomery, Alabama Landmark is located on the campus of Troy University Montgomery.

Larger view

Recapturing a town's identity
In the late 1800's and early 1900's, cast iron fountains decorated downtowns all across the United States. The beautiful and sometimes massive structures acted as the city's symbol and a source of pride in the community. In some instances, they even served functional purposes such as drinking posts for horses or dogs. The pieces varied in style and size, but most came from one of three foundries: J.L. Mott or J. W. Fiske (both of New York) or Wood and Perot of Philadelphia.

By Luke Robinson - Read on...

Drawings Available
In response to your requests for details of our most popular items, we are making available PDF and DXF files on our website. Simply click on one of the icons displayed next to the image of the piece and a window will pop-up with the desired file for you to download. Check-out this new feature and see how easy it is to design with Robinson Iron.
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