Thursday, June 27, 2019

Hinged cover

Rotating 26x25 pattern

This hinged manhole cover has a 26 x 25 "rotating L" pattern.  

The cover, a model EPGO XL, was made by EJIW, the East Jordan Iron Works located in East Jordan, Michigan and established in 1883.  It is now part of the EJ company.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Fitting ring

A ring of bricks

This shoe sole shined 10 x 10 diamond pattern manhole cover is outlined by the neatly cut and fitted bricks. 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Ring and cover

57x57 and 41x42 

This electric utility cover is a 57 x 57 diamond pattern.  The inner cover is a 41 x 42 diamond pattern, which, if it was properly aligned, would match up to the outer ring.


Thursday, June 20, 2019

Missing tooth


One of the cutouts between two "teeth" is filled in the casting pattern, leaving this is 9 x 9 square diamond pattern utility DRAIN cover with 23 "teeth".

Monday, June 17, 2019

Delivery door

Delivery door logo

The delivery door of a paint store sports a different logo than the one above the front door.

SW store with corporate logo 

The hand-painted door logo almost has a graffiti like feel to it.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Fiber optic

DOT 57x57  

This 57 x 57 diamond pattern utility cover was put in place by RIDOT and provides access to fiber optic cables.

The top of the cover shows the EJ company logo.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Between two poles

Rusty 28x28 cover

This 28 by 28 diamond pattern utility cover is located between two traffic signs in a much trafficked sidewalk.  Very few pedestrians walk in between the sign poles.  The lack of a constant and steady shoe shine has allowed the cover to reach a ruddy reddish rust state.

The cover ring was made by LeBARON FOUNDRY INC. and is further identified by the EJIW - MADE IN USA.  The LeBaron Foundry, founded in 1855, was located in Brockton, Massachusetts.  It was the primary supplier of manhole, catch basin, and sewer covers for the "Big Dig" in Boston.  The LeBaron Foundry was bought in late 2008 by the East Jordan Iron Works of East Jordan, Michigan, which had been founded in November, 1883.  The cover itself shows the EJ company logo, the corporate holder of those brands. 

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Bowed back barn

Barn building

The roof of this barn building is bowed in the middle.

Monday, June 3, 2019


Aquilegia, also know as Columbine, is a genus of perennial plant with some sixty to seventy species.  This is one of those.

Aquilegia, no. 1

Aquilegia, no. 2

Aquilegia, no. 3

Aquilegia, no 4

Aquilegia, no. 5

This particular columbine is a wilding.