Foundryman's Bench, Leggot's Foundry, Bradford

Ian Beesley

'Foundryman's bench, Leggots Foundry, Bradford', about 1986
Ian Beesley/Science Museum Group
© Ian Beesley

Gelatine silver print entitled 'Foundryman's Bench, Leggot's Foundry, Bradford' by Ian Beesley. Produced for the commission `Through the Mill:, The Story of Yorkshire Wool in Photographs'. 1985-1987'.

The wool textile industry gave rise to several secondary industries like brass and iron, founding. Here is a typical foundryman's workbench in one of West Yorkshire's numerous jobbing non-ferrous foundries. These foundries supplied valves and fittings for various machines in the wool trade. The two halves of the 'tap' mould, in the foreground, are bought together and molten brass or gun metal poured in.

[Table 75: Through the Mill - The Story of Yorkshire Wool in Photographs, by Ian Beesley and Introduction by Gary Firth]


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silver gelatin print
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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