A Field Guide to New York City Manhole Covers


SB - Bureau of Sewers

FLOCKHART FOUNDRY CO
NEWARK N.J.

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STUYVESANT SQUARE

This classic cover dates from the early 1920's or so. Flockhart Foundry was established in 1918 (succeeding Maher and Flockhart) and the era of ornate monogram-like lettering was at its peak. The BS refers of course to the Manhattan Bureau of Sewers

DESIGN:

Seven rings of raised iron nubs are practical,and give an almost regal air to this handsome cover.

UTILITY:

Sewer Cover

RANGE:

This item was spotted in Stuyvesant Square, Manhattan. Other examples are spread over the entire borough, although not all of them have the foundry inscription seen here on the sewer-head rim.

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