Early 20th c. Monumental Wooden Gear Foundry Molds c.1900
A pair of monumental wooden gear foundry molds used to make metal parts. The orange gear has the original metal identification tag and stamped "G & Z".
- CREATOR Unknown.
DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1900
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Wood.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
- DIMENSIONS Orange Gear: Diameter 41 in. (Inner 28.25 in.), Grey Gear: Diameter 55 in. (Inner 43 in.) D 2 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.