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Mechanics


The structural integrity is enhanced by the cast iron supports in the base.


Top-support suspension prevents any binding or racking that would occur with modern ball bearing Lazy Susan type mechanisms that are located at the bottom under the weight of the case and the books.

 




These beautifully curved supports were custom cast at a local foundry.



The simple cast iron bearing allows the entire weight of the bookcase to be suspended from a single point at the top. The case revolves silently on this bearing and can be turned effortlessly with one finger. This mechanism will last forever.



A heavy-duty cast iron bearing sits at the top of the inner column of the case.



Bright solid brass casters are chemically aged to acquire an antique patina.

 

 

 

 

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