Webb Foundry subject of Warren historical society talk

Posted April 29, 2011, at 11:19 p.m.

WARREN, Maine — The Warren Historical Society has a special show-and-tell presentation planned for its May 3 meeting at the Dr. Campbell House, 225 Main St.

Paul Ackerman of St. George will speak about William Webb and the foundry that operated from the Webb farm on Western Road in the 1800s.

Recently, the foundry — containing most of the major tools, equipment and patterns of

William Webb — was put up for auction from the estate of William Buckminster. Ackerman purchased the foundry and will share his knowledge about it and its journey from the Webb barn to his home. Ackerman has a large collection of Webb brass lamps manufactured for the Boston market. The Webb foundry may be the only early foundry in the country to survive intact.

The monthly meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a potluck supper, followed by Ackerman’s

presentation at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 273-2726.

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