A pattern from Bodley’s

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A pattern from Bodley’s

Bodley’s were specialists in making cast iron gearings for machinery. These were made by first making wooden models whose form corresponded to the final iron casting. The models were then packed into pairs of sand moulds. The wooden models were then removed and molten iron was poured into the sand boxes which held the moulds. This example of such a mould dates to the late 19th or early 20th centuries.

Acknowledgments: RAM Museum