Oat Foundry, makers of Split Flap Displays

Society for Industrial Archeology

Oliver Evans Chapter


a Tour of Oat Foundry

DATE: Thursday, April 20, 2023                                                                        

Oat Foundry began in 2013 with a team of six Drexel Engineers on a mission to build cool stuff. They spent their early days prototyping and building a range of products from furniture for coffee shops to soft pretzel vending machines. In 2015 they were presented with the task to build a Split Flap Display that used modern technology while maintaining old-school functionality – and kept on building them.

 Oat Foundry prides themselves in maintaining the high-quality materials and engineering of the Solari split-flap boards that once hung in many train stations and airports. They hand build all boards in-house to order and source materials as locally as possible. Oat Foundry boards are used in offices and headquarters, entertainment, retail, restaurants, transportation centers (though currently not as arrival/departure boards) and more.

For more information and examples of their products visit: www.oatfoundry.com

To register for the tour or get more information contact Reese Davis at 610-692-4456 or e-mail at reesepdavis@gmail.com