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Accession No P05222
Name/Title '6" Chemical Shell. Casting.'
Primary Prod Date 1915-1918
Brief Description View of moulding shop where molten iron is being poured from a ladle suspended from a travelling overhead crane. For control, the ladle has two shanks on one side and one on the other. Three shells or bombs are being moulded in each box. The men wear no protective clothing. From "Munition Work Record. The Falkirk Iron Coy, Ltd, 1915-1918."
Subject Category Munitions/First World War/War
Casting Shop/casting/Ironfounding Industry
Subject Person Falkirk Iron Co
Subject Place Castlelaurie Works/Bankside/Bainsford/Falkirk area
Subject Notes Moulds were made in two halves. Sand was rammed round the mould in the moulding box. The moulds were then removed and the two halves of the moulding box fitted together using snugs and pins. Molten iron was then poured into the moulding box. Chemical shells were made to higher standards than other shells, to ensure that they did not leak prior to use.
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