Robinson (more than just) Iron

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At Robinson Iron, we have a vast collection of various pattern styles. From fountains to finials and bowls to benches, if it can be cast we have probably made it.   You have seen a lot of our more popular catalog pieces on this very site. But did you know we can these pieces in other metals upon request?   …

Iconic James Lee House Cast Iron Fountain Restored!

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The James Lee House in Memphis, TN is one of the South’s most beautiful ‘bed and breakfast’ lodging experiences. The opulent home has seen so much of the city’s history and stands as a true example of a bygone era. (See: http://jamesleehouse.com/the-mansion/ )   One of the residence’s  most discussed pieces for years was the cast iron fountain that has been …

Sand Cast Alloys – Bronze, Aluminum, and Iron

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Robinson Iron casts in molds made from sand. With this time tested technique, numerous castings may be made utilizing a single original or pattern. The resulting castings have a sand texture on their surface imparted by the molding process. Our molding sand has a minimum AFS 70 grain fineness on a 3 screen distribution. This means that the grains of …

The Restoration of 101 Spring Street

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The two sided, five story, 1870 façade at this address is attributed to Nicholas Whyte, architect. Its successive rows of slender cast iron columns exhibit the tremendous strength of cast iron under compression. The material is used as “cast iron for cast iron’s sake” and not in imitation of stone. Extremely large glass window panes foreshadow the glass curtain walls …

Robinson’s Story

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On January 1, 1946 the Robinson Foundry and Builders Supply Company came into operation with eleven employees including the president and owner, Joseph H. Robinson. The Robinson’s were well established, respected American businessmen and Mr. Robinson located the foundry on a site previously occupied by a family owned gristmill in Alexander City, Alabama. The primary products were soil pipe and …