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Lincoln Preservation Foundation

Foundry & Bell Yard

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Category: Site

Historical Dates: 1870s

Threat Level: Lost

Location: Lost

Richard Henry Taylor owned a foundry on this site where his popular frog doorstops, bells, and the famous Taylor Plow were made. In 1876, a rival foundry was built in Purcellville, named the Loudoun Manufacturing Co. It was commonly believed that someone from the Purcellville foundry came down one night to Richard Henry Taylor's foundry, stole his plow mold, and patented it.

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