In restoring and refurbishing Graves Light, we try to find original items from other lighthouses and ships.
Sometimes, though, finding an exact match proves to be impossible. That was the case of the bronze brackets to hold the wooden handrails in place on the lighthouse’s winding stairs.
We had some original pieces, but couldn’t find a match anywhere.
Arthur at Mystic Valley Foundry in Somerville, Mass., helped us out. He took an original bracket and made 10 exact copies out of bronze.
Here are pictures of Arthur at the foundry, as well as a shot of the 10 copies and the original.