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Original Cast Iron Printers Bench/Kitchen Island

This lovely piece of furniture, came from a printers in Ashton-under-Lyne, near Manchester. We took it out of an original print shop, as the owner was retiring. Originally a printers setting out bench, with cast iron top and pitch pine base, it has been sensitively restored, and will now make a fabulous kitchen island. It has original handles, and original makers plate "Walker Bros, Printers Engineers, Wakefield".

  • The base of the bench is made from pitch pine, which has the most fabulous patina after years of exposure to ink in the printshop
  • It has been adapted to a true island, as the original single drawer has been split in to two, so there is access from either side.
  • The top is a wonderful piece of cast iron, which bears minor knocks and scratches from its historical past - it has been specially treated so is protected, and suitable for kitchen use.
  • We have added a shelf using the same kind of wood from the same era, to give it more practicality in the home.
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 910mm (91cm)
    • Width: 815mm (81.5cm)
    • Height: 965mm ( 96.5cm)
  • Price: RESERVED
  • Delivery - please contact us for a quotation
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