Early 20th c. Wooden Train Wheel Foundry Mold c.1900
This is an original large wooden foundry mold used to make locomotive train wheels with metal identification tags. This piece has retained its original finish with minimal structural damage.
- CREATOR Unknown.
DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1900
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Wood.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
- DIMENSIONS H 31 in. W 31 in. D 9 in.
Foundry molds are wooden tools, carved out or built up to creative negative space, which in turn is used to make the inverse form or shape to be used to be used for the casting of metal.