Bath moulding shop, Carron Iron Works

Maker
A C Brown
Production date
Post 1900
Description
A crane holds the top half of a bath moulding box by the handles. It is hinged by the snugs. There is a pin at the front of the box. A sieve hangs from the wall and behind is a sand ramming machine.
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Department
Maker
Production date
Post 1900
Subject person
Subject notes
The pin and the snugs ensured that the two halves of the mould were held precisely the correct distance apart to ensure a uniform thickness of the metal. This was especially demanding with baths due to their size and the thinness of the metal.
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.
Accession number
P00438

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